January: I Believe the Children Are Our…MURDER

(Seriously. These kids are freaking creepy.)

January 3: The Bad Seed. Grade-schooler Rhoda Penmark is sweet, smart … and eeeeee-vil! After a school chum dies during a picnic, no one suspects Rhoda, except the janitor of her apartment building. But when Rhoda’s mother, Christine, finds out that her own mother is a cold-blooded killer, she begins to suspect Rhoda might be the victim of some faulty genetic wiring.

January 10: The Good Son. A modern take on The Bad Seed: Seemingly innocent Henry (Macaulay Culkin) tries to snuff his family members. Visiting cousin Mark (Elijah Wood), whose own mother passed away just a few weeks earlier, sees through Henry’s façade –but no one will believe him.

January 17: Problem Child. Ben Healy (John Ritter) and his wife adopt a seven-year-old boy named Junior. But Junior isn’t the gentle son they expected; he’s a certified terror, messing up trips, parties and ball games. Undeterred, Ben commits to parenthood until Junior finally learns how to get along with others. [NOTE: Okay, the kid in this one isn’t so much evil as annoying…no murders here, unfortunately.]

January 24: Village of the Damned. John Carpenter’s remake of the 1960 sci-fi thriller stars Christopher Reeve and Kirstie Alley as doctors who must try to stop a group of alien children from taking over the world. An alien force impregnates every woman in a small town, and the spawn — who grow at an incredible rate, and can read everyone’s thoughts — attempt to conquer the earthlings. Features Mark Hamill without a light saber.

January 31: Children of the Corn. A young couple find themselves stranded in the rural town of Gatlin, Nebraska, and fall into the sinister hands of a mysterious religious sect of children. Having murdered all of the town’s adults at the command of their leader, the children perform bloody sacrifices to their cornfield-dwelling deity.



December: Holiday Horror Part 4

It’s hard to believe, but yes, there are enough Christmas-themed horror movies to warrant a fourth installment of “Holiday Horror” month!

December 6: No potluck! Go find some other way to entertain yourselves.

December 13: Santa’s Slay (2005). A bet that Santa lost to an angel 1,000 years ago has expired, and now he’s hell-bent on spreading some holiday fear. As the big day approaches, only young Nicholas Yuleson and his grandfather can stop him.

December 20: Satan Claus (2008). A couple teams up with a voodoo priestess to try to stop a murderous Santa impersonator who’s terrorizing New York City, using the body parts of his victims to decorate his tree.

December 27: Puppet Master vs. Demonic Toys (2004). Scheming to ruin Christmas for thousands of children, a toy company unleashes its line of demonic dolls on puppet master Robert Toulon (Corey Feldman) to seize his family’s top secret recipe for reanimation. It’s a holiday face-off between toys with minds of their own in this Frankenstein’s-monster spinoff of the Puppet Master and Demonic Toys franchises.


…in case you’re curious, here’s a list of the past “holiday horror” movies we’ve watched:

Christmas Evil
Don’t Open Till Christmas
Jack Frost
Jack Frost II
Santa Claws
Silent Night, Deadly Night
Silent Night, Bloody Night
Elves
Gremlins
Black Christmas
(original)