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Top 15: Films of 2015

24 December 2015 1:25 AM, PST | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Well here it is, my Top 15 films of 2015. If you’ve ever read one of my end of year lists, you’ll know that my choices tend to be a million miles away from the mainstream; and this year is no different! This year has been Amazing for films, I could easily had penned a list of 52 films – one for each week of the year – but instead I managed to narrow down the choices to 28 films quite swiftly. However, to hit this years target of a Top 15 (for 2015 geddit?) it took a hell of a lot of work. I think this list even surprises me – there’s a number of films that going back over the 508[!] films we’ve reviewed here on Nerdly in 2015, at the time I reviewed them, I didn’t expect would stay with me till the end of the very end of the year. Oh, and »

- Phil Wheat

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Review: A Christmas Horror Story

4 December 2015 3:44 PM, PST | iconsoffright.com | See recent Icons of Fright news »

A group of students investigating a grisly crime scene from a bloodbath that had previously happened; A couple  venturing into the snow-covered woods with their child to cut down a Christmas tree and losing their son temporarily just to find him and learn that they might have brought back something else; Santa Claus having to fight and kill possessed elves and eventually Krampus himself. All of these stories, as well as one involving a family visiting a crotchety relative and a wraparound featuring a radio DJ played by William Shatner, fill up the Grant HarveySteven Hoban and Brett Sullivan-helmed holiday shocker, A Christmas Horror Story. A festively bloody film that, despite what some may assume, provides some of the most entertaining horror moments of the year.

While it seems like 2015 & 2016 could very well be the years filled with Krampus-themed horror, A Christmas Horror Story is one of those »

- Jerry Smith

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Watch: You Better Watch Out, You Better Not Scream in Exclusive 'A Christmas Horror Story' Clip

20 November 2015 8:33 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Looks like "Krampus" isn't the only film this holiday to get in on the scary side of Christmas. Thanks to directors Grant Harvey, Steve Hoban and Brett Sullivan, "A Christmas Horror Story" promises an extra batch of ghouls and goblins with your good cheer this year. Read More:  Exclusive 'Uncle Nick' Poster is Full of Anti-Christmas Spirit The official synopsis reads, "Christmas is supposed to be a time of joy, peace and goodwill. But for some folks in the small town of Bailey Downs, it turns into something much less festive. When Krampus - the anti-Santa who punishes the naughty children - is summoned by a young boy, everyone’s fight for survival begins."  The film stars William Shatner, George Buza and Rob Archer and will be released on DVD and Blu-ray by Rlj Entertainment on November 24. Watch the exclusive "Krampus Eve" clip above and find out what happens when Krampus, »

- Aubrey Page

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DVD Review – A Christmas Horror Story (2015)

9 November 2015 4:00 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

A Christmas Horror Story, 2015.

Directed by Grant Harvey, Steven Hoban and Brett Sullivan.

Starring William Shatner, Rob Archer, Michelle Nolden, George Buza, Jeff Clarke, Shannon Kook, Adrian Holmes, Percy Hynes White, Orion John, Zoé De Grand Maison, Amy Forsyth, Alex Ozerov and Olunike Adeliyi.

Synopsis:

A radio show host narrates four interwoven horror stories, all set on Christmas Eve.

Attempting to do for Christmas what Trick ‘r Treat did for Halloween, A Christmas Horror Story is an anthology movie that follows the lead set by the aforementioned Trick ‘r Treat and intertwines its stories, breaking off from one particular group of people’s circumstances and switching to another, and then to another, and then back again. There are four stories altogether, all set in the town of Bailey Downs (a reference to the town in Ginger Snaps and Orphan Black) on Christmas Eve and held together by local radio DJ »

- Amie Cranswick

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A Christmas Horror Story DVD Review

8 November 2015 2:00 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Directors: Grant Harvey, Steven Hoban, Brett Sullivan

Cast: William Shatner, Zoe De Grand Maison

Certificate: 15

Running Time: 99 minutes

Special Feature: Behind the scenes

In case you’ve missed all the adverts on the television, Christmas is coming. Halloween has been and gone and we suppose now it’s just about okay to start preparing for the festive season. Happily this week offers just the film to get you in the mood, A Christmas Horror Story.

Every Christmas Eve the small sleepy town of Bailey Downs is marred with outbreaks of supernatural tragedy. If the name Bailey Downs sounds familiar to you, you’d be right, as it’s the name of the fictional town featured in Ginger Snaps, a film that the filmmakers were also responsible for.

Pitched as an anthology, A Christmas Horror Story is actually more of a Pulp Fiction style tale with four interlinking stories rather than »

- Kat Hughes

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Round-Up: A Christmas Horror Story Blu-ray / DVD, Tales Of Halloween Live Tweet, The Walking Dead Rick Grimes Figure, Il Sonnambulo Trailer

27 October 2015 8:11 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Christmas and Halloween have quite a lot in common... well, minus the whole Krampus thing. A Christmas Horror Story will be available on Blu-ray / DVD on November 24th. Also: details on the Tales of Halloween live tweet event, a Rick Grimes figurine, as well as a new Il Sonnambulo trailer.

A Christmas Horror Story: Press Release: "Los Angeles (Oct. Xx, 2015) – Rlj Entertainment (Nasdaq: Rlje) brings you A Christmas Horror Story. Directed by Grant Harvey (Ginger Snaps Back: The Beginning), Steven Hoban (Debug), and Brett Sullivan (Ginger Snaps 2: Unleashed), the film stars George Buza (X-Men) and William Shatner (Star Trek). A Christmas Horror Story is available on DVD for an Srp of $27.97 and on Blu-ray for an Srp of $29.97 on November 24th, 2015.

It’s the season of joy, peace, and goodwill unless you live in Bailey Downs. Last Christmas Eve, two teens came to a grisly end in a school basement. »

- Tamika Jones

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Steven Hoban on William Shatner, Ginger Snaps, and his new film A Christmas Horror Story

23 October 2015 8:30 AM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

Christmas can be a rather horrifying holiday. It's stressful, hectic, and often annoying. A Christmas Horror Story, takes it to the next level, offering five interwoven stories taking place on Christmas Eve that will ensure your Christmas will never be peaceful again. Zombie elves, Krampus, Changelings, and shopping mall Santa Clauses are all here to make Christmas the horror-fest that you never knew it could be.

Producer and director Steven Hoban, whose past credits include producing Ginger SnapsSplice, Black Christmasand the television show "Darknet", spoke to Cineplex to discuss his latest project,  A Christmas Horror Story, which he co-directed with Grant Harvey and Brett Sullivan. It's bound to be a cult hit. 

 

Cineplex: A Christmas Horror Story is a very collaborative project. Can you discuss working with directors Grant Harvey and Brett Sullivan and what that experience was like?

Steven Hoban: We developed it initially without the other directors, »

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Steven Hoban on William Shatner, Ginger Snaps, and his new film A Christmas Horror Story

23 October 2015 8:30 AM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

Christmas can be a rather horrifying holiday. It's stressful, hectic, and often annoying. A Christmas Horror Story, takes it to the next level, offering five interwoven stories taking place on Christmas Eve that will ensure your Christmas will never be peaceful again. Zombie elves, Krampus, Changelings, and shopping mall Santa Clauses are all here to make Christmas the horror-fest that you never knew it could be.

Producer and director Steven Hoban, whose past credits include producing Ginger SnapsSplice, Black Christmasand the television show "Darknet", spoke to Cineplex to discuss his latest project,  A Christmas Horror Story, which he co-directed with Grant Harvey and Brett Sullivan. It's bound to be a cult hit. 

 

Cineplex: A Christmas Horror Story is a very collaborative project. Can you discuss working with directors Grant Harvey and Brett Sullivan and what that experience was like?

Steven Hoban: We developed it initially without the other directors, »

- Adriana Floridia

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A Christmas Horror Story Movie Review

8 October 2015 10:00 AM, PDT | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

Title: A Christmas Horror Story Rlj Entertainment Director: Grant Harvey, Steven Hoban, Brett Sullivan Writers : James Kee, Sarah Larsen, Doug Taylor, Pascal TrottierJason Filiatrault Cast: William Shatner, George Buza, Zoé De Grand Maison, Adrian Holmes, Shannon Kook, Michelle Nolden, Corinne Conley, Percy Hynes White, Debra McCabe, Rob Archer Running time: 99min / Unrated (Language, gore, some sexuality) Theatrical, VOD And iTUNES Release Date: October 2, 2015 A Christmas Horror Story takes place in Bailey Downs, where Dangerous Dan (William Shatner), the local radio DJ hosts a Christmas show. He tries to keep the holiday spirit alive as a mass murder/hostage situation is at the town mall during a food  [ Read More ]

The post A Christmas Horror Story Movie Review appeared first on Shockya.com. »

- juliana

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Q&A with A Christmas Horror Story Director Steve Hoban

2 October 2015 3:23 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

The cast and crew of A Christmas Horror Story have stuffed the cinematic stockings with a delightfully devious new take on the holiday season. With A Christmas Horror Story now out in select theaters and viewable on VOD and iTunes, Daily Dead caught up with Steve Hoban—one of the film's three directors—to discuss working with William Shatner, setting the horror anthology film in the same town from the Ginger Snaps movies, and much more.

Thanks for taking the time to converse with Daily Dead today. I really enjoyed A Christmas Horror Story and believe it will become a holiday cult classic that horror fans can happily unwrap each year. How did you get involved with this project and what appealed to you the most after reading the script for the first time?

Steve Hoban: Thank you for saying that. As true fans of the genre, we made »

- Derek Anderson

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New poster for festive frightener A Christmas Horror Story

17 September 2015 5:00 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

A new poster has arrived online for seasonal scarer A Christmas Horror Story, following its UK premiere at Film4 FrightFest. Feast your eyes on its Christmas craziness below….

See Also: Trailer for A Christmas Horror Story

See Also: Read our ★★★★ review of A Christmas Horror Story

Christmas: a time of Joy, Peace and Goodwill, unless you happen to live in the town of Bailey Downs. Here, on Christmas Eve, joy is corrupted when a malevolent spirit traps three teens in a school basement intent on recreating a twisted version of the Nativity story. Peace is shattered when a family returns from a snowy forest with the perfect Christmas tree only to find something is terrifyingly wrong with their seven-year-old son. And goodwill is perverted when a not-so-nice family is hunted down by Krampus, the demonic anti-Santa Claus of Nordic mythology. Even Santa Claus himself is drawn into the horror »

- Tom Beasley

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A Christmas Horror Story: New Poster and Photo Gallery

16 September 2015 4:04 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

William Shatner, Krampus, and zombie elves are featured in A Christmas Horror Story, a festive and frightening holiday horror anthology that's teased in a new poster and photo gallery ahead of its theatrical and VOD release on October 2nd from Image Entertainment.

"Christmas: a time of Joy, Peace and Goodwill, unless you happen to live in the town of Bailey Downs. Here, on Christmas Eve, joy is corrupted when a malevolent spirit traps three teens in a school basement intent on recreating a twisted version of the Nativity story. Peace is shattered when a family returns from a snowy forest with the perfect Christmas tree only to find something is terrifyingly wrong with their seven-year-old son. And goodwill is perverted when a not-so-nice family is hunted down by Krampus, the demonic anti-Santa Claus of Nordic mythology. Even Santa Claus himself is drawn into the horror when he has to »

- Derek Anderson

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Trailer for A Christmas Horror Story

5 September 2015 7:05 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Following its U.K. premiere at Film4 FrightFest, a trailer has arrived online for the festive anthology film A Christmas Horror Story, and you can check it out below after the official synopsis…

See Also: Read our ★★★★ review of A Christmas Horror Story

Christmas: a time of Joy, Peace and Goodwill, unless you happen to live in the town of Bailey Downs. Here, on Christmas Eve, joy is corrupted when a malevolent spirit traps three teens in a school basement intent on recreating a twisted version of the Nativity story. Peace is shattered when a family returns from a snowy forest with the perfect Christmas tree only to find something is terrifyingly wrong with their seven-year-old son. And goodwill is perverted when a not-so-nice family is hunted down by Krampus, the demonic anti-Santa Claus of Nordic mythology. Even Santa Claus himself is drawn into the horror when he has »

- Gary Collinson

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Watch the New Trailer for A Christmas Horror Story

4 September 2015 9:34 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

William Shatner, Krampus, and zombie elves are featured in A Christmas Horror Story, a festive and frightening holiday horror anthology that's teased in a new trailer ahead of its theatrical and VOD release on October 2nd from Image Entertainment.

"Christmas: a time of Joy, Peace and Goodwill, unless you happen to live in the town of Bailey Downs. Here, on Christmas Eve, joy is corrupted when a malevolent spirit traps three teens in a school basement intent on recreating a twisted version of the Nativity story. Peace is shattered when a family returns from a snowy forest with the perfect Christmas tree only to find something is terrifyingly wrong with their seven-year-old son. And goodwill is perverted when a not-so-nice family is hunted down by Krampus, the demonic anti-Santa Claus of Nordic mythology. Even Santa Claus himself is drawn into the horror when he has to fight off a »

- Derek Anderson

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Frightfest 2015: ‘A Christmas Horror Story’ Review

4 September 2015 7:02 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Stars: Zoe de Grand’Maison, Amy Forsyth, Adrian Holmes, George Buza, William Shatner | Written by Doug Taylor, Sarah Larsen, James Kee, Pascal Trottier | Directed by Grant Harvey, Brett Sullivan, Steven Hoban

Anthologies have made something of a comeback in recent years, at least in the horror genre, with films likes of V/H/S and its sequels, the low-budget Theatre of the Deranged and P.O.E.franchises, or films like The Theatre Bizarre and Trick r Treat, which both played at Frightfest events in the past, finding fans acros the globe. However despite this rebirth, the 80s are still the heyday of the horror anthology. Maybe that’s all about to change.

It started with Trick r Treat. For many Michael Dougherty’s film is the standard-bearer of the modern anthology. He did set the bar high, very high, but it seems at this years Frightfest that bar has »

- Phil Wheat

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Round-Up: Fire City: End Of Days Trailer, Mile High Horror Film Festival 2015 Lineup, Aquarius S1 Blu-ray, When It’S Over

2 September 2015 7:59 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

The end of days is nigh in the new trailer for Fire City: End of Days, directed by Tom Woodruff Jr. Also: new programming announcements from the 2015 Mile High Horror Film Festival, release details for Aquarius Season 1 and zombie web comic When It's Over.

Fire City: End of Days: Press Release: "Burbank, CA - Academy Award Winning Creature and Character Effects Designer Tom Woodruff Jr. makes his highly-anticipated directorial debut with Fire City: End of Days, hitting DVD and Digital October 6 from Uncork’d Entertainment.

Set in a world where demons live among us, this exhilarating vitrine of effects and action sees a hard-boiled demon named Vine confronted with the ultimate choice between the salvation of his own kind and the life of an innocent human girl. Tobias Jelinek (Hocus Pocus), Danielle Chuchran (Saga: Curse of the Shadow), Glee’s Harry Shum Jr, and Kristin Minter (TVs E.R) star. »

- Tamika Jones

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10 best films of Film4 FrightFest 2015

2 September 2015 7:33 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Luke Owen looks at this year’s FrightFest…

What a year this was. Every time FrightFest rolls around, the four madmen behind the festival promise the ‘best line-up ever’, and this year was no different. Each screen was packed out, there was plenty of surprises on offer and some great interviews with the likes of Barbara Crampton, Neil Marshall and Iain Softley.

As for the movies themselves, we had a great variety. From the terrifying (Demonic) to the utterly bizarre (Ahhhhh!) to the downright brilliant (Turbo Kid), there was something for everyone. There were arty films (Sun Choke), heart-breaking films (These Final Hours) and a movie where Santa Claus fights off zombie eleves (A Christmas Horror Story). What more could you ask for?

Well, here’s the 10 best films of the festival (in no order), according to Flickering Myth:

These Final Hours

Written and directed by Zak Hilditch

Starring Nathan Phillips, »

- Luke Owen

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A Christmas Horror Story review [FrightFest 2015]: “A genuinely terrifying ho-ho-horror”

31 August 2015 1:23 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

A Christmas Horror Story review: An instant holiday classic. A Christmas Horror Story review

Directors: Grant Harvey, Steven Hoban, Brett Sullivan

Cast: William Shatner, George Buza, Zoe De Grand Maison, Amy Forsyth, Rob Archer

Certificate: Tbd

Running Time: 100 Minutes

Synopsis: An anthology of horror related Christmas tales sees an investigation into a murder the previous Christmas, a young boy acting strangely after cutting down a tree, a family stalked by Krampus, and Santa fighting off zombies.

Tis the season to be gory! Christmas and horror are a strange combination that always seems to work. Since they days of Charles DickensA Christmas Carol (and going back further to different cultures’ tales), ghosts and monsters have been mixed with the time of peace on Earth and goodwill to all men. There’s something about mixing a supposedly joyous holiday with extreme violence and dark goings on. With Christmas being camper than… »

- Luke Ryan Baldock

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Film4 FrightFest 2015 Review – A Christmas Horror Story (2015)

31 August 2015 12:47 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

A Christmas Horror Story, 2015

Directed by Grant Harvey, Steven Hoban, Brett Sullivan

Starring George Buza, Rob Archer, Jeff Clarke, Jessica Clement, Percy Hynes White, Zoé De Grand Maison, Amy Forsyth, Ken Hall, Debra McCabe, Michelle Nolden, Alex Ozerov, William Shatner

Synopsis:

Interwoven stories that take place on Christmas Eve, as told by one festive radio host: A family brings home more than a Christmas tree, a student documentary becomes a living nightmare, a Christmas spirit terrorizes, Santa slays evil.

In the same vein as Silent Night, Deadly Night, Black Christmas, Santa’s Slay and Christmas Evil, A Christmas Horror Story is here to but a black cloud over the most wonderful time of the year. Only this one is doing things a little different. We’re not just getting one tale of terror, we’re getting four.

Ala The Twilight Zone and Tales From the Crypt (or more recently V »

- Luke Owen

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Fantasia 2015 Review: A Christmas Horror Story

20 July 2015 7:38 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

William Shatner, Krampus, and zombie elves come together in A Christmas Horror Story, a festive and frightening holiday horror anthology that makes its world premiere tonight at the 2015 Fantasia International Film Festival.

There’s trouble at the North Pole at the outset of A Christmas Horror Story. We’re introduced to a weary and bloodied Santa Claus in the reindeer stable before backtracking 12 hours and stepping into the town limits of Bailey Downs—the same place where werewolves roamed in Ginger Snaps.

It’s Christmas Eve and radio DJ Dan (William Shatner) is cozied up behind the mike at the studio, ringing in his beloved holiday with spiked eggnog and tinsel-themed tunes. Elsewhere in town, three teenagers sneak into the basement of a school where a grisly murder-by-crucifixion happened one year previously. Also out and about are two families—one that encounters mystical evil in the forest and another that runs across the vengeful Krampus. »

- Derek Anderson

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