Friday, December 17, 2010

HO, HO, HO! Happy Horror Holidays!

It's the most wonderful time of the year! That does not mean though, that there is nothing for us who like a little bit of black amongst our colorful decorations! So I took it upon myself to make a list of films that capture both the holiday spirit and its dark side...

Here is a top ten of Holiday season films that people reading this blog can actually watch without suffering any emetic side-effects whatsoever!

10/ Let's start our countdown with "Santa vs. Satan"; a spooky little children's Christmas story where Santa comes up against Pitch, an invisible devil determined to persuade children to do nasty things by telling them that Santa is indeed a bloody murderer!

9/ Next is "Don't open until Christmas". Don't expect a masterpiece! A British look on scary Christmas with a killer targeting Santas all around.

8/ We have two with similar titles but different stories. In number 8 "Silent Night, Bloody Night". 40 years ago on Christmas day something happened, something that forced this mysterious killer take his revenge...

7/ Not actually better that the latter but not being able to resist a killer Santa "Silent Night, Deadly Night" is at number 7. What's interesting about this one is that there was actually a protest against the idea of Santa killing anyone!

6/ Up next is "Christmas Evil". It gives a new meaning to the phrase "He knows if you've been bad or good". Our Santa is a regular guy who loves Christmas and would to anything to make sure that next year we'll all be good...

5/ As far as scary is concerned this is it: "Black Christmas". Just don't pick up the phone, you never know who's calling and where from..

4/ No introduction for this one! "Child's Play". I just love Chucky!!!

3/ On the softer note "Gremlins".Why do Children never listen to anyone?

2/ Not so scary but definitely funny "Scrooged". His idea of Christmas was so nicely twisted I wonder why he became such a target!

1/ If you agree or not I simply don't care. My number one is none other than "Nightmare Before Christmas". No matter what you think of it you must agree that the idea of kidnapping Santa before Christmas was brilliant. Just imagine how that went with children!

So there it is, my list. I really would like your input. And for those of you who prefer reading to watching, Top Ten Scary Christmas Stories is coming up soon..


  1. A seemingly excellent selection oh Morella. Haven't seen quite a few, but I can't help and agree on your number one. Nightmare Before Christmas is indeed a fantastic movie on each and every level.

  2. I always refer to Black Christmas as an original slasher with all the staples of the genre (pre-Halloween). Great list.

  3. Glad you like it Anatoly. Think I'll have to update my to-watch list myself.

  4. I'm just glad you like it. Thank you Anatoly!


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