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COMING SOON: A Christmas Horror Story (2015)

A Christmas Horror Story
or
Santa Claus vs Krampus

By Woofer McWooferson

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Directors: Grant Harvey, Steven Hoban, Brett Sullivan; Writers: Jason Filiatrault (uncredited) , James Kee, Sarah Larsen, Doug Taylor, Pascal Trottier; Stars: George Buza, Percy Hynes White, Rob Archer, William Shatner; Rating: Not Avalable; Run Time: 99 min; Genre: Horror; Country: USA; Language: English; Year: 2015

Just kidding on the subtitle, but that fight will be in the movie if the trailer is to be believed.

Thanks to Machete Von Kill, I've found something to look forward to this holiday season: A Christmas Horror Story from Copperhead Entertainment and distributors Image Entertainment (2015) (USA) (DVD) and RLJ Entertainment (2015) (USA) (all media).

According to IMDb, William Shatner plays DJ Dan, a festive radio host who tells several interwoven stories that take place on Christmas Eve: A family brings home more than a Christmas tree, a student documentary becomes a living nightmare, a Christmas spirit terrorizes, Santa slays evil.

Unlike 2013's Krampus: The Christmas Devil, A Christmas Horror Story looks very promising. I don't want to take over this announcement with commentary on Krampus: The Christmas Devil, but I will say this: flat, flatter, and flattest. A Christmas Horror Story, on the other hand, looks to be everything that I had hoped for in Krampus: The Christmas Devil.

Everything in the trailer looks great – acting, dialogue, Santa, elves, and especially Krampus – and I am excited by what I see. Normally, when I see numerous directors and writers, I am dubious about the quality of the final product. However, based on the trailer and the fact that there are different stories, I don't see these things as being problematic. George Buza (X-Men) plays Santa and Rob Archer (Bulletproof Monk) plays Krampus, and from what we see in the trailer, they are played with the type of intensity necessary to transcend the awkwardness of typical B movies and pull it up into the A list.

Still unsure? Check out the trailer here. I guarantee that you'll be penning in another item for your holiday event list.

VOD, and iTunes on October 2nd.

UPDATE: 6.5/10 claws - Needed more Krampus

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