December: Holiday Horror Part V (Deck the Halls with Boughs of MURDER)

I really can’t believe that this is the fifth December in a row of Christmas-themed horror movies. Yep.

December 5: Black Christmas (2006)—In this remake of the 1974 slasher classic, a bloodthirsty psychopath breaks free from a mental institution and returns to the house where he killed his family on Christmas Eve many years earlier—which happens to now be a sorority house.

December 12: Deadly Little Christmas (2009)—After celebrating Christmas with his family, eight-year-old Devin Merriman brutally murders his dad along with the housekeeper. It’s an escaped lunatic free-for-all as, after a 15-year hiatus, the now-institutionalized Devin busts out of lockup to satisfy his bloody holiday cravings.

December 19: Silent Night, Deadly Night Part 2 (1987): Ricky Caldwell (younger brother of the first Silent Night, Deadly Night killer Billy Caldwell) carries on the family tradition of punishing the “naughty.” Largely told through flashbacks from the first movie, so don’t worry—if you haven’t seen the original, you won’t miss anything. Contains the infamous “Garbage Day!” scene.

December 26: Silent Night, Deadly Night Part 3: Better Watch Out (1989): Direct-to-video masterpiece. Ricky Caldwell awakens from a coma and stalks a blind teenager with psychic powers.



Past “holiday horror” movies:

Santa’s Slay
Puppet Master vs. Demonic Toys
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)

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