January Horror

Available Now: The Platform (2019)

Streaming on Netflix. Imagine being trapped in a vertical prison, comprised of a 100+ floors, where you’re able to eat the most sumptuous of cuisines. Now imagine that by the 50th floor that all the food is gone. What would you be capable of? When Goreng voluntarily enters the prison in exchange for a degree, he’ll find out the answer to that question whether he wants to or not.

The Platform was written by David Desola and Pedro Rivero, with Galder Gaztelu-Urrutia directing. Ivan Massagué, Zorion Eguileor, Antonia San Juan, Emilio Buale, and Alexandra Masangkay star.

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Available Now: Spontaneous (2020)

Available to own or rent on various streaming services. When fellow students in her senior class unexpectedly begin to explode, the last Mara expects is to fall in love. Figuring they’v got nothing to lose Mara and Dylan fall deep as the “Covington Curse” escalates. A smart coming-of-age story blended with the horror of reality.

Spontaneous was written by Brian Duffield, based on the novel by Aaron Starmer. Katherine Langford, Charlie Plummer, Yvonne Orji, Hayley Law, Piper Perabo, and Rob Huebel star.

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Available Now: Underwater (2020)

Imagine being stuck at the bottom of the Marianas Trench, the deepest part of the Earth, in an underground drilling facility when an earthquake strikes. Your completely surrounded by thousands of tons of water, with only the slimmest chance of escaping alive. There are several casualties and if you don’t work as a team with the remaining survivors you’ll never escape. Throw some aquatic monsters your way and your in deep shit. And when you finally find out what’s causing the quakes your mind will struggle to comprehend what you see before you.

Underwater was written by Brian Duffield and Adam Cozad, with William Eubank directing. Kristen Stewart, Vincent Cassel, Mamoudo Athie, T.J. Miller, John Gallagher Jr., and Jessica Henwick starring.

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Available Now: Teacher Shortage (2020)

Available on Amazon. A killer stalks the teachers of the English Department of Prescott High in a throwback to 80s slasher movies.

Teacher Shortage was written and directed by Troy Escamilla. Brinke Stevens, Debra Lamb, Julie Ann Prescott, Tamara Glynn, Kaylee Williams, Mel Hefflin, Roger Conners, David E. McMahon, Michael Tula, and Chris Jehnert star.

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Available Now: Ten Minutes to Midnight (2020)

Available on VOD. After being bitten by a rabid bat, a radio host is trapped in the station by a storm, reality begins to fracture.

Ten Minutes to Midnight was written by Erik and Carson Bloomquist, with Erik directing. Caroline Williams, Nicole Kang, Nicholas Tucci, William Youmans, Adam Wreppler, and Alice Kremelberg star.

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Coming Soon: Bloody Hell (2020)

Rex has a rather infamous past he’s desperate to leave behind. Thinking he can start over by fleeing the country, Rex will wind up in a much worse place.

Bloody Hell was written by Robert Benjamin and directed by Alister Grierson. Ben O’Toole, Meg Fraser, Caroline Craig, Matthew Sunderland, and Travis Jeffery star.

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Available Now: Toys of Terror (2020)

Available digitally and on Blu-Ray/DVD. An awesome clip featuring a spider going where you hope they’ll never go.

After moving into a run-down mansion with their parents, Zoe and Franklin discover a chest of toys that come to life. Soon the kids discover these toys are not here for fun.

Toys of Terror was written by Dana Gould and directed by Nicholas Verso. Kyana Teresa, Georgia Waters, Verity Marks, and Dayo Ade star.

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Coming Soon: The Strings (2020)

Upon traveling to a secluded cabin to work on her music, Catherine finds herself haunted by a mysterious entity.

The Strings was written by Krista Dzialoszynski and Ryan Glover, with Glover directing. Teagan Johnston, Jenna Schaefer, April Aliermo, and Lora Bidner star.

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Classic Clip: From Beyond (1986)

I have a list of actors that I will watch anything they do. Barbara Crampton is on that list. Her versatility as an actress is incredible. She’s been in several genre classics from Re-Animator (1985) to You’re Next (2011) to We Are Still Here (2015) and more. I have yet to see her make a bad film. From Beyond is another classic from the amazing Stuart Gordon. Barbara plays Dr. Katherine McMichaels who’s life goes off the rails when she begins to treat Dr. Crawford. Her journey eventually leads us to this memorable scene.

Upon creating a machine that can allow people to see beyond normal reality, a group of scientists are attacked by bizarre creatures.

From Beyond was written by Brian Yuzna, Dennis Paoli, and Stuart Gordon, based off the short story by H.P. Lovecraft. Stuart Gordon directed. Jeffrey Combs, Barbara Crampton, Ted Sorel, Ken Foree, Carolyn Purdy-Gordon, and Bunny Summers star.

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Coming Soon: Wrong Turn (2021)

Releasing on January 26th. So glad we’re finally getting a new Wrong Turn movie. I live 5 minutes away from West Virginia so this series has always been one of my favorites. Now I know remakes are divisive. But if you look at the Wrong Turn franchise, the quality is all over the place, as is the narrative. The first 4 movies are tied together, while the 5th and 6th seem be their own thing. Hopefully this will start the story fresh, while keeping what we love, giving the franchise fresh blood. Are you excited for the new Wrong Turn?

A group of friends hiking in the Appalachian Mountains come upon a mystery community of people called The Foundation.

Wrong Turn was written by Alan B. McElroy with Mike P. Nelson directing. Matthew Modine, Emma Dumont, Charlotte Vega, Daisy Head, Bill Sage, Valerie Jane Parker, and Tim DeZarn star.

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Classic Clip: Child’s Play 2 (1990)

CP2 is one of the best sequels to an 80s horror movies with many great moments. One of my favorite scenes is the death of Miss Kettlewell, the teacher who was nasty to Andy for no good reason. We’ve all had teachers like that, so it definitely helps us to relate to Andy more. And I love when asshole characters are killed after making life miserable for the protagonist. Sometimes it’s the best part of the movie. And Miss Kettlewell’s reaction when she realized Chucky was alive is priceless. Karma is indeed a bitch. What’s your favorite moment in Child’s Play 2?

Child’s Play 2 was written by Don Mancini and directed by John Lafia. Alex Vincent, Jenny Agutter, Christine Elise, Brad Dourif, Grace Zabriskie, and Beth Grant star.

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Available Now: Butchers (2020)

Available in select theaters and VOD. In the backcountry a family of horrific killers hunts anyone who crosses their path.

Butchers was written by Adrian Langley and Daniel Weissenberger, with Langley directing. Simon Phillips, Michael Swatton, Julie Mainville, Ann-Carolyne Binette, James Hicks, Nick Allan, Blake Canning, Samantha De Benedet, and Frederik Storm star.

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Available Now: Hunted (2020)

Streaming on Shudder now. Eve meets a guy in a bar, unaware he’s a psychopath. By the time she realizes the truth, she’ll have to use the forest to get her revenge.

Hunted was written by Vincent Paronnaud and Léa Pernollet, with Paronnaud directing. Lucie Debay, Arieh Worthalter, Ciaran O’Brien, and Simone Milsdochter star.

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Available Now: Sweet Home Season 1 (2020)

Streaming on Netflix. After losing his family in an accident, Hyun moves into an apartment complex that is soon under siege by monsters.

Sweet Home was written by Kim Hyung-min, Kim Kan-bi, Park So-Jeong, Hong So-ri, and Hwang Young-Chan. Based on the webtoon series. Young-woo Jang, Eung-bok Lee directed. Song Kang, Jin-wook, Lee Si-young, Do-Hyun Lee star.

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Available Now: Hunter Hunter (2020)

Available to watch on VOD. Joseph and Anne and their daughter Renée live in the woods, selling fur to get by. Joseph thinks a rogue wolf is destroying their traps and sets off to hunt it. Time passes without Joseph’s return and Anne takes in a stranger named Lou, who’s been injured. Anne soon becomes paranoid that something is hunting her family.

Hunter Hunter was written and directed by Shawn Linden. Camille Sullivan, Summer H. Howell, Devon Sawa, and Nick Stahl star.

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Favorite Moment: Frozen (2010)

Adam Green is one of the few horror writer/director’s that can do no wrong. I’ve enjoyed everything he’s done. However, Frozen has to be the scariest movie he’s made so far. I’ve never went skiiing or snowboarding, and this film has ensured I’ll continue to not ski or snowboard. I already had a distrust of ski lists and this ensures I was right to feel that way. What’s your favorite moment in this movie?

Frozen was written and directed by Adam Green. Shawn Ashmore, Emma Bell, Kevin Zegers, and Kane Hodder star.

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Christmas Horror Movies Part 2

Mrs. Claus (2018)

A group of college students attending a Christmas party at a sorority house that has a sinister past are stalked by a bloodthirsty killer disguised as Mrs. Claus.

Santa Jaws (2018)

Cody is an aspiring comic book artist who happens to be gifted a pen which changes reality, as he first draws Santa Jaws making it come to life as Cody’s family and friends are picked off. First no one believes him but soon his remaining family and friends find out it’s true and race to battle for survival! Who will win?!

All Through the House (2015)

A deranged masked Santa-Slayer comes to town for some yuletide-terror. He leaves behind a bloody trail of mutilated bodies as he hunts his way to the front steps of the town’s most feared and notorious home.

Once Upon a Time at Christmas (2017)

When a serial-killer couple dressed as Santa and Mrs. Claus terrorizes a small town, a teen girl and a young cop must solve the pattern behind the seemingly random homicides.

The Nights Before Christmas (2019)

When a series of murders in the run up to Christmas are found to be linked, FBI Special Agent Natalie Parker is tasked with tracking a pair of psychotic serial killers. But she soon discovers the couple are not only crazy, having met in and escaped from an asylum for the criminally insane, but have based their personas on Santa and Mrs Claus. As Christmas approaches, they slaughter their way through their special naughty list, playing a cat and mouse game with the FBI and leaving a trail of bloody bodies in their wake.

Deathcember (2019)

A collection of 24 films that take a look at the dark side of the festive season. 24 international directors with the most diverse ideas and styles; linked by short animated segments that deal with the Advent calendar itself.

Blood Beat (1983)

A woman who lives in deer-hunting country in rural Wisconsin is possessed by the spirit of a Japanese samurai warrior.

Silent Night, Bloody Night (1972)

Wilford Butler returns home on Christmas Eve and his house had been turned into a mental institution for the criminally insane. But the day of his return, he is set on fire and dies. The towns people believe his death was an accident, and the institution-house is later closed down. Wilford leaves the house to his grandson Jeffrey. A few years later, Jeffrey finally decides to sell this grandfather’s house, but the towns people including the Mayor have mixed feelings on keeping people away from the house, especially when a serial killer escapes from another institution and finds refuge there. The killer makes frightening phone calls and kills anyone coming near the house. But what does the killer have in common with what happened to Wilford Butler years before?

Mother Krampus (2017)

Based on the German Urban Legend of Frau Perchta, the Christmas Witch, who takes a child each night over the 12 days of Christmas. For the 12 days before the Christmas of 1921, children went missing near the local towns woods. A traumatized girl was found, but her mind had gone – she later died of her horrific injuries. Just before the Christmas of 1992, a further five children disappeared again. Their bodies were found in the same woods. Angry and seeking vengeance, the locals hung a woman they believed to be the killer. But before dying, she cursed the town that one day the Christmas Witch, Frau Perchta, would come for them to avenge her death. 25 years later, the story has become little more than a local myth. But as children start to go missing again, everyone begins to wonder if the tales of a curse might be true. This Christmas it’s not only the children that are in danger, it’s the adults too.

Ugly Sweater Party (2018)

An ugly sweater party turns into a bloodbath when an evil Christmas sweater possesses one of the partygoers.

Treevenge (2008)

Foul-mouthed lumberjacks descend on a hillside of trees, cutting them down and trucking them to Christmas tree lots where families paw them, pick one out, take it home, stick it in a stand, and decorate it. The trees experience terror throughout the ordeal: we hear their squeals of pain when axed or sawn, the emotion of separation from family and friends, the fear of the unknown, and the despair they feel during the strange and bizarre rituals of families at Christmas. On Christmas morning, the trees strike back. Man, woman, child, and pet may be in for a grisly end.

ATM (2012)

On a late night visit to an ATM, three co-workers end up in a desperate fight for their lives when they become trapped by an unknown man.

Mother Krampus 2: Slay Ride (2018)

It’s Christmas time in Cleveland, Ohio and four young ladies are on the verge of completing their mandatory thirty days of community service. With only one night to go, they are required to make a series of in-home visits to the older and less fortunate. Upon arriving at their final stop for the night, they become introduced to a pleasant older woman who graciously welcomes them into her home for the evening. However, as darkness falls and the cold settles in, they begin to realize that there is far more to their seemingly innocent host than meets the eye.

Christmas Horror Movies Part 1

The following two articles will be a pretty long. I aim to list as many Christmas horror movies as possible. I will include the poster as well as a brief summary of the movie from IMDB. If I’ve missed a movie, please comment and let me know and I will update the articles. I’ll be posting Part 2 in the next day or so.

Rare Export: A Christmas Story (2010)

On Christmas Eve in Finland, Santa Claus is unearthed in an archaeological dig. Soon after, children start disappearing, leading a boy and his father to capture Santa and, with the help of fellow hunters, they look to sell him back to the corporation that sponsored the dig. And then there’s Santa’s elves, who are determined to free their leader…

Better Watch Out (2016)

When you think the suburbs, you think safety, but this holiday night the suburbs are anything but safe. Ashley thought this babysitting job was going to be an easy night, but the night takes a turn when dangerous intruders break in and terrorize her and the twelve-year-old boy, Luke, she’s caring for. Ashley defends her charge to the best of her ability only to discover this is no normal home invasion.

Gremlins (1984)

When Billy Peltzer is given a small creature called a Mogwai by his father, he is unaware of the carnage he is about to encounter. There is a huge responsibility in looking after Gizmo as there are certain rules which must be followed. The Mogwai must be kept away from bright light, never made wet and never, ever be fed after midnight. When an accident occurs involving Gizmo and water, the next evolution stage of the Mogwai appears, and it isn’t nice at all.

Anna and the Apocalypse (2017)

When the zombie apocalypse hits the sleepy town of Little Haven – at Christmas – teenager Anna and her high school friends have to fight, sing and dance to survive, with the undead horde all around them. Teaming up with her best friend John, Anna has to fight her way through zombified snowmen, Santas, elves and Christmas shoppers to get across town to the high school, where they’ll be safe. But they soon discover that being a teenager is just as difficult as staying alive, even at the end of the world.

Krampus (2015)

When his dysfunctional family clashes over the holidays, young Max gets disillusioned and turns his back on Christmas. Meanwhile, this lack of festive spirit unleashes the wrath of Krampus: a demonic force of ancient evil intent on punishing non-believers. All hell breaks loose as beloved holiday icons take on a monstrous life of their own, laying siege to the fractured family’s home and forcing them to fight for one another if they hope to survive.

Black Christmas (1974)

Olivia Hussey and Margot Kidder star among an ill-fated houseful of sorority sisters celebrating the holiday season. Festivities turn fatal when obscene phone calls break the serenity and it becomes clear that a psychopath is stalking the house.

The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)

Jack Skellington is in a dark Halloween Town all of the time and wants something a little more cheery to balance his life experience. He stumbles upon Christmas town and this is just what the doctor ordered. He is so elated with his new feelings that he tries to share them with his Halloween Town citizens. But the atmosphere is not conducive to Jack’s newfound sensibility.

The Children (2008)

Elaine and Jonah and their teenage daughter and young son and daughter, come to spend New Year with her sister Chloe and husband Robbie and their two young children at their isolated country home. One by one the children, after apparently being sick, become increasingly malevolent.

Dead End (2003)

For the past 20 years, Frank Harrington has grudgingly driven his family to celebrate Christmas with his mother-in-law. This year, he takes a shortcut. It’s the biggest mistake of his life: The nightmare begins. A mysterious woman in white wanders through the forest, leaving death in her wake. A terrifying black car – its driver invisible – carries the victims into the heart of the night. Every road sign points to a destination they never reach. The survivors succumb to panic, to madness; deeply buried secrets burst to the surface, and Christmas turns into a living hell.

P2 (2007)

The story centers on a corporate climber who gets stuck working late on Christmas Eve and finds herself the target of an unhinged security guard. With no help in sight, the woman must overcome physical and psychological challenges to survive.

Sheitan (2006)

A group of youngsters go out to a disco on Christmas Eve and accidentally run into a shepherd who has prepared himself for a night of pure insanity.

All the Creatures Were Stirring (2018)

When an awkward date on Christmas Eve leads a couple into a strange theater, they’re treated to a bizarre and frightening collection of Christmas stories, featuring a wide ensemble of characters doing their best to avoid the horrors of the holidays. From boring office parties and last-minute shopping, to vengeful stalkers and immortal demons, there’s plenty out there to fear this holiday season.

Body (2015)

Holly, Cali and Mel, three girls celebrating the Christmas holidays at Mel’s house the night before Christmas eve. Cali convinces them to go out and have some fun when the others feel like just going to bed. The girls are led to a deserted mansion filled with expensive cars and booze (having been told it’s Cali’s uncles place). However their night is about to take a horrible turn.

Black Christmas (2006)

On Christmas Eve, an escaped maniac returns to his childhood home, which is now a sorority house, and begins to murder the sorority sisters one by one.

Jack Frost (1997)

After an accident that left murderer Jack Frost dead in genetic material the vengeful killer returns as a murderous snowman to exact his revenge on the man who sent him to be executed.

Christmas Presence (2018)

A diverse group of friends gather for the festive season in a remote lodge but soon plans go awry. One of the friends goes missing and the truth behind why the lodge was booked for the holiday is disclosed. Christmas quickly turns to chaos and a bloody nightmare ensues.

A Christmas Horror Story (2015)

High school students investigate a mysterious homicide that occurred the prior holiday season, a couple notices their young son is acting strangely after a snowy forest trip to cut down a traditional tree and one family are stalked through a winter wonderland by Krampus, the Xmas demon. Meanwhile at the North Pole, Santa is fending off zombie elves.

Deadly Games (1982)

A town is being terrorized by a masked killer who is murdering women. A young woman is attacked by the killer but escapes. She believes the killer to be either the town’s policeman or the manager of the local theater, and she devises a plan to find out which is the actual killer.

Elves (1989)

A young woman discovers that she is the focus of an evil Nazi experiment involving selective breeding and summoned elves, an attempt to create a race of supermen. She and two of her friends are trapped in a department store with an elf, and only Dan Haggerty, as the renegade loose-cannon Santa Claus, can save them.

Red Christmas (2016)

A mother must protect her family on Christmas Day from a demented stranger who is hell-bent on tearing them apart.

Black Christmas (2019)

A group of female students is stalked by a stranger during their Christmas break. That is until the young sorority pledges discover that the killer is part of an underground college conspiracy.

Silent Night, Deadly Night (1984)

A young boy watches his parents killed by a thief in a Santa suit. He spends his youth in an orphanage, staying quietly to his self, but his mind is further bent by an ironhanded Mother Superior. He finally gets a job at a local store, where he finally snaps when he is required to wear a Santa suit, and goes on a killing spree that leads him slowly back to the orphanage.

Silent Night, Deadly Night (1987)

Billy’s brother Ricky follows in his brother’s footsteps…

Silent Night, Deadly Night 3: Better Watch Out! (1989)

The comatose Ricky Caldwell reawakens and begins to stalk a blind woman, with whom he shares a psychic connection.

Initiation: Silent Night, Deadly Night 4 (1990)

A reporter investigating the bizarre death of a woman who leaped from a building in flames finds herself mixed up in a cult of witches who are making her part of their sacrificial ceremony during the Christmas season.

Silent Night, Deadly Night 5: The Toy Maker (1991)

A young boy sees his father killed by a toy that was anonymously delivered to his house. After that, he is too traumatized to speak, and his mother must deal with both him and the loss of her husband. Meanwhile, a toy maker named Joe Peto builds some suspicious-looking toys, and a mysterious man creeps around both the toy store and the boy’s house…but who is responsible for the killer toys?

Silent Night (2012)

The police force of a remote Midwestern town search for a killer Santa Claus who is picking off citizens on Christmas Eve.

Holiday Hell (2019)

A mysterious shopkeeper narrates four horror tales, each set during a different holiday.

Jack Frost 2: Revenge of the Mutant Killer Snowman (2000)

In this sequel of the first Jack Frost movie, Sheriff Sam Tiler, his wife Anne, and Sam’s two deputies (also husband and wife) decide to go on a Caribbean vacation to take their minds off the traumatic events of the previous movie in a place with absolutely no snow. Their holiday will be short-lived, however, as the thawed murderer gets inadvertantly re-frozen and brought back to life. As if that weren’t bad enough, he now has the ability to remain frozen even in tropical temperatures, and he’s headed south to settle some old scores.

Secret Santa (2018)

Christmas dinner brings tidings of death when someone enacts revenge, and out of the bloody madness rises a hero who must face all odds to stop an outbreak before it’s too late.

Mercy Christmas (2017)

When Michael Briskett meets the perfect woman, his ideal Christmas dream comes true when she invites him to her family’s holiday celebration. Dreams shattered, Michael struggles to survive once he realizes HE will be Christmas dinner.

Happy Horror Days (2020)

Comprised of horror shorts focusing on various holidays, including Christmas. holidays,

Slay Belles (2018)

It’s Christmas Eve, and three cosplaying women come across the malevolent Christmas demon Krampus. The girls must team up with Santa Claus himself to battle the creature and save the world.

Coming October 6th: Tales From the Hood 3 (2020)

It’ll be available on Blu-Ray and DVD, as well as digitally.

Written and directed by Rusty Cundieff and Darin Scott. Tony Todd, Lynn Whitfield, Cooper Huckabee, Stephanie Sy, London Brown, and Savannah Basley star.

While on the run from an evil force, William and Brooklyn exchange stories. One tells of a greedy real estate agent and his attempts to get rid of a family he considers a nuisance. The next story concerns a frat hosting a white supremacist party. The third tells of a struggling singer and her ambition to make it. The last tale concerns a thief and the price he pays when he kills someone.

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Streaming Now: Spree (2020)

Written by Eugene Kotlyarenko and Gene McHugh, with Kotlyarenko directing. Joe Keery, Sasheer Zamata, David Arquette, Kyle Mooney, Mischa Barton, Frankie Grande, and Lala Kent star.

Kurt is a rideshare driver and is desperate to go viral. Concocting a plan to livestream a murder spree, it’s not long before Kurt is in over his head and looking for a way out.

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Available on VOD Now: The Unfamiliar (2020)

Written by Henk Pretorious and Jennifer Nicole Stang, with Pretorious directing. Jemima West, Christopher Dane, Rebecca Hanssen, Harry McMillan-Hunt, and Rachel Lin star.

After coming back from the war, a British Army Doctor discovers a malevolent force haunting her family.

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