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Spend New Year's Eve with These Genre Films

  • Cinelinx
After diving into all the great Christmas-themed slashers and horror movies like Silent Night, Deadly Night, Santa's Slay, Christmas Evil, Saint Nick, and many others, it’s sometimes hard to believe there’s another great holiday to revel in just around the corner. There might not be as many films directly centered on ushering in the New Year, but there’s plenty to keep you entertained for a few days and nights.

I realize that not everyone smiles in glee like I do as teenagers get axed and knifed. Some folks just want some alternate choices in the face of all the countdowns and variety shows they’re bombarded with every year. The list I’ve put together includes not only slasher and horror flicks, but disaster, sci-fi, and action-oriented ones as well.

“New Year’s Evil” tells the tale of a Punk Rock and New Wave TV show host
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7 Murderous Holiday Horror Flicks to Enjoy This Christmas

A Christmas Carol, It's a Wonderful Life, and How the Grinch Stole Christmas, these are all holiday classics that have been enjoyed for generations. But isn't it time for a change?

Instead of watching the usual seasonal fare, why not deck the halls with a little less holly and a bit more gore? Here are seven of the craziest, most murderous holiday flicks to watch this Christmas! Just a heads up: You probably shouldn't watch these with your kids.

Video: Holiday Movies the Stars Just Can't Get Enough Of

Jack Frost (1997) - In this ridiculous campy cult classic, which takes place in the town of Snowmonton, serial killer Jack Frost is being transported to his execution when the police van crashes into a "genetic research" truck full of… genetics? It's not really clear. However, they mysterious substance kills Jack and causes his body to fuse with the snow. Soon, he comes back to life as a vengeful
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'Guardians of the Galaxy:' Can Bautista End the Curse of Tor Johnson?

'Guardians of the Galaxy:' Can Bautista End the Curse of Tor Johnson?
Marvel Studios is taking its biggest risk yet with Guardians of the Galaxy, banking on an obscure team of heroes to bridge the gap until the next Avengers flick roars into theaters. But there's an even larger obstacle standing in the way of box-office success: Dave Bautista.

To the uninitiated, Bautista is a six-time world champion in Vince McMahon's wrestling circus, and one of the most iconic squared-circle stars of the last decade. In Guardians, he plays intergalactic warrior Drax the Destroyer, which is unquestionably his biggest role to date.
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The Six Slays of Christmas 2012 - Day Three

Time is ticking for all you last minute shoppers who haven't gotten off your butts to finish your holiday shopping. But before you rush out and polish off that list, let us give you one more reason to stay right there in your chair: Santa's Slay.

Starring none other than former professional wrestler Bill Goldberg as the most badass Santa of all time, Santa's Slay is a black comedy that is absolutely more about the laughs and the kills than scaring anyone at all. But it does deliver some noteworthy deaths. The fact that the first five minutes of the film have Santa Goldberg jam a turkey leg down James Caan's throat, light Fran Drescher's head on fire before drowning her in a bowl of eggnog and brain Rebecca Gayheart with a table leg simply sets the tone for what's to come.

Santa's Slay is all about being over-the-top.
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Awfully Good: Silent Night

  • JoBlo
Silent Night (2012) Director: Steven C. Miller Stars: Jaime King, Malcom McDowell, Donal Logue Santa Claus is coming to town! To kill you with an axe. We've seen our fair share of killer Kris Kringle movies, from Santa's Slay to Christmas Evil. Hell, there was even Bikini Bloodbath Christmas. Silent Night.a loose remake of the 1984 cult classic Silent Night,Deadly Night.follows in this fatally festive tradition. And as long as you know what to expect, you're going to...
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Review: 'Silent Night' Is Like Getting A Blood-Splattered Lump Of Coal In Your Stocking

The "holiday horror" subgenre is a weird one indeed, requiring a fine tonal balancing act that involves wedding jolly Christmas cheer with bloody visceral scares. There's something about the phony brightness holidays that brings out some really fucked-up shit, and it's a well that many films have attempted, among them the sardonic "Christmas Evil" (one of John Waters' favorite films); the inky "Black Christmas," directed by Bob Clark (who also did "A Christmas Story"); and an episode of "Tales from the Crypt" that Robert Zemeckis directed about an escaped lunatic dressed like Santa Claus. (The less said about the Bill Goldberg-starring "Santa's Slay," the better.) One of the more straightforward holiday horror entries was 1984's "Silent Night, Deadly Night," an easily forgettable slasher film wrapped in Christmas lights and tinsel. Well, that film has been given the remake treatment, re-titled...
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FEARnet Announces Its December Holiday Programming Schedule

Wondering where you can get your holiday horror TV fix? FEARnet is the place to be! Read on for all of the network's December highlights, which include a "Tales from the Crypt" marathon on New Year's Eve!

From the Press Release:

FEARnet will have you stalkin’ around the Christmas tree all month long with a variety of world and network premieres, frightful features, and holiday marathons capped off by a New Year’s Shockin’ Eve “Tales from the Crypt” Marathon.

· District 9 (Network Premiere) - Sunday, December 9 (10 p.m. Et/7 p.m. Pt)

Years after landing in South Africa, alien lifeforms, known as prawns, now find themselves living in persecution and squalor. A routine inspection of a prawn village leads to unexpected consequences, giving one government agent (Sharlto Copley, Open Grave) a change of heart—and body—in this hit science-fiction thriller directed by Neill Blomkamp (Elysium) and produced by
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[Podcast] Double Murder: Ep 37 - 'Rare Exports' vs 'Santa's Slay'

[Podcast] Double Murder: Ep 37 - 'Rare Exports' vs 'Santa's Slay'
It's Christmas time on Double Murder! To get everyone in the mood for this holiday season, Danny! is joined by Lauren Taylor (of News From The Crypt fame) as they review two holiday treats: Rare Exports and Santa's Slay! Both films tackle the age-old question of "What if Santa was actually a murderous beast?" from completely different angles. Rare Exports, a Finnish film from 2010, examines the subject with a serious eye, blending the myth of Santa Claus with the classic "...archeologists start digging and uncover..." trope. Santa's Slay, from 2005, takes a decidedly more tongue-in-cheek approach casting pro-wrestling star Goldberg as a wise-crackin', neck-breakin' Santa. Which one of these films is a welcome present under the tree, and which is a lump of coal? Tune in to Double Murder to find out!
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The Six Slays of Christmas - Day Four

Okay, show of hands ... who's down for some savage naked Santa action? Good! We're now just three little days away from the year's biggest holiday season, and to celebrate the coming of Saint Nick (or whomever you believe in), we'll be taking a look at a different yuletide horror flick each day until the 25th! Think of it as a cinema crazed Advent calendar!

I had every intention of putting Santa's Slay in this spot for The Six Slays of Christmas. I had no doubt that the Bill Goldberg-fueled, Christmas-themed horror comedy would fit nicely on my list of six. That was until I did a bit of final research and stumbled upon a film that had previously slipped past my attention. And upon viewing Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale, I knew it needed to be on this list. Santa's Slay would have to wait.

This offering, imported from Finland,
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Poll Results: Top 10 Worst Christmas Movies

  • Fandango
There's no shortage of Christmas movies to choose from this time of year. In this case, quantity doesn't necessarily equal quality. While classically bad Christmas movies like Santa Buddies, Santa's Slay and the 2006 remake of Black Christmas didn't make the cut, we present the top ten worst Christmas movies that did, courtesy of a poll co-sponsored by WENN. Take a look and let us know if you agree. Which Christmas movies would you add to the list?     1. Santa Claus Conquers The Martians 23% 2. Silent Night, Deadly Night  16% 3. Jingle All The Way 10% 4. Jack Frost  9% 5. Santa With Muscles  5% 6. Ernest Saves Christmas  5% 7. Home Alone 3  4% 8. Deck The Halls  4% 9. Surviving Christmas  3% 10. Christmas With The Kranks...

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'Santa's Slay' Movie Review

by Chris Wright, MoreHorror.com

Oh what fun it is to ride in a deadly horsed open slay hay! Santa's Slay is pure fun to watch. It does have a pretty good plot but the over the top kills and entertaining performance from the demon Santa (played by former professional wrestler Bill Goldberg) makes up for any inconsistencies. I’ve seen a lot of holiday themed horror movies but I do not remotely consider this entertaining movie to fall in to that. Just sit back and relax and enjoy the entertainment.

The back story is that Santa Claus was originally a demon. He became the giver of happiness to all the children of the world due to a lost bet he made with an angel. He gave up his angelic persona to be mortal in the process. Now the bet is accomplished and Santa is ready to slay you down literally.
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When Winter Attacks! A Preview of Beastie Themed Horror Titles

When the coldest time of the year arrives, the snow it leaves behind may have some people putting on their gloves. Some will tuck in, hiding in the warmth of their homes and others will challenge the winter wonderland head-on. Here are some “inspirational” films to make tackling the winter doldrums just a little more fun. The theme in this list is what kind of beasts may lurk within that icy tundra near and afar?

The Thing from Another World (1951), The Thing (1982 & 2011) DVD & Blu-ray

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No list can be complete without mention of the original, John Carpenter’s classic and the prequel in the same breath. When unleashing an alien terror is not enough, a night can be enjoyed watching all three films! Alien invasion cannot be any more disgusting with the innovative monster creations that are to be found in this movie set.
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Horror at the Oscars Part III

Tremors? Nightbreed? Sundown: The Vampire in Retreat? 976-evil? Are all on the list this year. And though there were not huge horror wins in sound editing through screenplays, the Technical Awards never cease to bring out the horror veterans. Notably Tim Drnec who contributed to such VHS classics as Alien Seed, Destroyer, and Prison won for his work on “Spydercam 3D volumetric suspended cable camera technologies.” An award also shared with Ben Britten Smith and Matt Davis who both also worked on Constantine.

But among all the winners, the Academy also honored some great loses in 2010. And though they mentioned some of our heroes, Dennis Hooper (Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2), Kevin McCarthy (Invasion of the Body Snatchers) and Dino de Laurentiis (King Kong), they did not mention Zelda Rubinstein or Corey Haim. But we will in this last section and the others lost to us last year.

So farewell fight fans and remember,
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The 10 Scariest Christmas Movies Ever

The 10 Scariest Christmas Movies Ever
By Vaughn Trudeau Schoonmaker

There are so many holiday movies out there, one could conceivably spend the rest of one's life watching them back to back... and it's often tempting to give that a shot. For many -- myself included -- there's nothing better than laughing through the first two hilarious installments of "Home Alone" or sobbing through "It's a Wonderful Life" to snap them into the Christmas spirit.

Not everyone is a sucker for feel-good Christmas movie clichés, however. And once in a blue moon, Hollywood (or a Very independent film company elsewhere) pops out a Christmas flick that doesn't feature clumsy burglars falling down stairs or James Stewart tearfully embracing his family. I'm talking about scary Christmas movies, or at least holiday movies that are meant to be frightening but come across as comically ridiculous. The seasonal red and green colors take on new meaning when the red
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Tiff '10's Omfg of the Day: Santa Claus is Real in 'Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale'

Quickly eliminate Santa's Slay from you mind, it's sounding as if someone finally cracked the combo of "the real" Santa Claus and horror. Building a nearly out of control amount of buzz at the Toronto Film Festival is Jalmari Helander's children's horror tale from Finland, Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale, which tells of a not-so-magically Christmas discovery: buried 486 metres deep under the Korvatunturi mountains is the real mother 'effin Santa Claus. That's all I'm going to tell you, but let's just say he's "naughty". While I won't be able to catch the flick, we've got Roxanne on the case who'll return with her thoughts in the coming week. Until then, check out the poster, trailer and more!
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Ho, Ho, Whoa!: The 5 Worst Movie Santas

It's the happiest time of the year ... once again. Rather than dole out the standard list of the best holiday classics to warm your heart, we prefer to shake things up a bit with our look at everyone's favorite bearded fat man, Santa Claus.

Now we all know that Edmund Gwenn was a wonderful Santa in Miracle on 34th Street, the only actor to take home an Oscar as St. Nick. And actors such as Ed Asner in Elf and David Huddleston in Santa Claus: The Movie have certainly done the red suit justice on the silver screen.

But what about those other Santas? The ones that took the legend of Santa in a different direction: Boozing, scaring, kicking, and even killing? Those are the ones we take a look at in Ho, Ho, Whoa!: The 5 Worst Movie Santas.

If you want to see these bad Santas in action,
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Christmas Horror

James from Out 1 here to wish you all a happy holiday season. I was sitting here tonight watching It's A Wonderful Life and thinking about all the Christmas movies that we all see year after year after on TV. There are a lot of Christmas movies out there, and some of the ones we don't hear about so much are Christmas related horror movies. I'm a big fan of Christmas horror, although most of it, admittedly, isn't very good. Still, I'm always up for shaking up Christmas spirit with some good ole Christmas fear. There may be slim pickins, but I wonder if anyone else out there has some oddball Christmas movies that they watch every year. Among my horror picks are the Silent Night, Deadly Night series (mainly the first two, see the picture above) and Santa's Slay starring former professional wrestler Bill Goldberg. I'm also big on The Nightmare Before Christmas
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Worst Movie Santa Clauses

It's the happiest time of the year once again. Rather than dole out the standard list of the best holiday classics to warm your heart, we prefer to shake things up a bit. First we offered Six Movies for People Who Hate Christmas, featuring a selection of alternative holiday flicks for those who aren't quite in the spirit.

Today, we take a look at everyone's favorite bearded fat man, Santa Claus. Now we all know that Edmund Gwenn was a wonderful Santa in Miracle on 34th Street, the only actor to take home an Oscar as St. Nick. And actors such as Ed Asner in Elf and David Huddleston in Santa Claus: The Movie have certainly done the red suit justice on the silver screen, but what about those other Santas? The ones that took the legend of Santa in a different direction: Boozing, scaring, kicking, and even killing? Those
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Lions Gate taking 'Slay' ride

Lions Gate taking 'Slay' ride
TORONTO -- Canadian movie producer M8 Entertainment Inc. said Wednesday that Lions Gate Home Entertainment will release horror-comedy Santa's Slay on DVD this Christmas after picking up the North American rights. Montreal-based M8 said the Bill Goldberg starrer will bow this fall on cable channel Spike TV before Lions Gate releases the picture on DVD in time for the holiday season. In Santa's Slay, former wrestling star Goldberg plays a devilish Santa Claus while co-stars including Emilie De Ravin (Lost) and Douglas Smith (Sleepover) attempt to stop his rampage.

M8 Ent. posts Q2 loss of $2.6 mil

M8 Ent. posts Q2 loss of $2.6 mil
TORONTO -- Canadian film producer M8 Entertainment on Friday posted a second-quarter loss of CAN$2.6 million ($2.1 million), against a profit of CAN$1.4 million in 2004, on sharply lower revenues attributed to a lack of film releases. Revenues for Montreal-based M8 fell to CAN$6.6 million ($5.3 million) for the three months to March 31, against a year-earlier CAN$21.5 million when the producer had Monster in wide release. Despite falling into the loss column for the second straight month after nine months of profitable business, M8 Entertainment said its second-half film slate -- which includes Lovewrecked, Santa's Slay and Man About Town -- promised increased revenues.
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