It’s time for my favorite potluck theme…our annual “holiday horror” extravaganza! This December, we’ll be watching five Christmas-themed horror movies. Some oldies, some new ones, all of them extremely special in their own way.
December 2: Saint Nick (2010) — In this Dutch yuletide gorefest, St. Nick gets a dark makeover as a sinister medieval cleric who returns to Amsterdam’s snowy streets to avenge his death by killing innocent children. Can a high school student and a disgraced cop stop the rampage?
December 9: Silent Night, Deadly Night 3: Better Watch Out (1989): Another direct-to-video masterpiece! Ricky Caldwell awakens from a coma and stalks a blind teenager with psychic powers. Because the third installment in a horror movie series always involves a blind teenager with psychic powers.
December 16: Feeders 2: Slay Bells (1998) — Extra-terrestrials who feed on humans wreak havoc during the holidays. This looks like it was shot on video over a weekend with the director’s family and friends, so brace yourself.
December 23: The Dorm that Dripped Blood (1982) — A group of students cleaning out a condemned college building over the Christmas season find themselves stalked by a killer.
December 30: Rare Exports (2010) — In Finland, local reindeer herders race against the clock to capture an ancient evil: Santa Claus. (This is actually an excellent black comedy, made in Finland—possibly too good for potluck…)
And in case you’re curious, here’s the list of Christmas horror movies we’ve already watched:
Black Christmas (1974)
Black Christmas (2006)
Don’t Open Till Christmas
The Gingerdead Man
Jack Frost II
Puppet Master vs. Demonic Toys
Silent Night, Bloody Night
Silent Night, Deadly Night
Silent Night, Deadly Night Part 2