7 items from 2016
As we head into the holiday season, Wamg brings you our list of the Best Non-Traditional Christmas Movies to watch after the Holiday ham, pretty presents, and multiple viewings of White Christmas, Home Alone and Miracle On 34th Street are a thing of Christmas Past.
Our choices are filled snarky mistletoe carnage and crafty comedy – Geek style. Santa Claus is coming to town in these “More Naughty Than Nice”. films.
We’ve made a list and checked it twice with our lineup of not just the 20 Best holiday films but the Top 21 Non-Traditional Christmas Movies. After the success of Krampus, we just had to add it!
We kick off our list with our Honorable Mention –
- Movie Geeks
TheWrap looks at the 6 top-grossing holiday shock-fests 6. Silent Night (2012) Opening: $9,779 Cumulative: $14,567 Malcolm McDowell, Jaime King and Donal Logue star in the film about a murderous Santa who picks off people one by one. 5. “Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale” (2010) Opening: $9,281 Cumulative: $236,347 The film follows a group of people living near the Korvatunturi mountain who discover the secret behind Santa Claus. “Silent Night, Deadly Night” (1984) Opening: $1.4 million Cumulative: $2.5 million In the slasher film, a young boy loses his parents and years later becomes a spree killer in a Santa costume. 3. “Black Christmas” (2006) Opening: $3.7 million Cumulative: $16.3 million Michelle Trachtenberg, Lacey Chabert and Katie Cassidy. »
- Beatrice Verhoeven
Gather your fright-loving family members, fill your cup to the brim with egg nog, and find a comfy spot around the TV (or computer) screen, because enough horror movies to fill Santa's sleigh are coming to the streaming service Shudder this December, including Rob Zombie's 31, Bob Clark's Black Christmas, and many more.
Press Release: This December, there’s oh so much under Shudder’s tree. But before you get unwrapping, let’s shake the boxes a bit… We have something special for everyone, inside.
- Derek Anderson
Halloween may be over, but horror reigns supreme all year long on Shudder. The streaming service's November titles include Phantasm: Remastered, The Exorcist III, Penance, Happy Birthday to Me, Therapy, Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale, and many more must-watch movies.
Press Release: As many a horror fan is wont to say, Halloween is an all-year endeavor. And though Samhain has ended, you could say Shudder is just getting started. Following our premiere of the stellar miniseries Beyond The Walls, we’re all too excited to be the exclusive home of Phantasm: Remastered (joined by Phantasm III and IV). Headed by Jj Abrams and Bad Robot, this brand new restoration of Don Coscarelli’s American independent horror classic is the best you’ve ever seen it. Vividly rediscover the surreal journey of Mike, Jody and Reggie, up against the unknowable forces of The Tall Man, his extradimensional dwarves and the sphere. »
- Derek Anderson
Launched last year by the Oslo-based Nordisk Film & TV Fund, which promotes and supports films from the five Nordic countries of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden on an annual $12.2 million budget, the Nordic Genre Boost will this year present seven new projects at New Nordic Films, the market of the Norwegian Intl. Film Festival in Haugesund, Norway, which runs Aug. 20-26.
At the same time, the first feature project presented at the 2015 Nordic Genre Boost in Helsinki will screen in the New Nordic Films program: Finnish director Taneli Mustonen’s ”Lake Bodom,”a horror film produced by Finland’s Don Films, Film Constellation, Post Control Helsinki, with Estonia’s Münchhausen Productions.
Scripted by Mustonen and Aleksi Hyvärinen, it tells the story of four teenagers who were stabbed to death while sleeping in their tent at the lake in 1960. The unsolved mystery turned into an urban legend, and in the present day, »
- Jorn Rossing Jensen
Nick Aldwinckle Aug 10, 2016
Blood Bath, The Beast With 1,000,000 Eyes and Return Of The Killer Tomatoes: it's our latest DVD and Blu-ray round-up...
Britain is in a state of turmoil, with Brexit, political leadership spinning out of control and social media civil war already underway. As such, it has perhaps never been a more appropriate time for a release of John De Bello and Stephen Peace’s 1988 meditation on the path towards peace and racial tolerance, Return Of The Killer Tomatoes, out on Arrow Bluray.
Set ten years after the events of the Great Tomato War, as depicted in uncompromising detail in De Bello and Peace’s earlier epic, Attack Of The Killer Tomatoes, tomatoes – following the mutant, sentient, strain responsible for the deaths of many citizens – are now outlawed in the Us. As with all the best banned items, killer tomatoes have now gone underground, with a thriving black market »
Stars: Kristoffer Joner, Fridtjov Såheim, Ane Dahl Torp, Thomas Bo Larsen, Fridtjov Såheim, Jonas Hoff Oftebro, Arthur Berning, Edith Haagenrud-Sande, Lado Hadzic, Herman Bernhoft, Silje Breivik | Written by John Kåre Raake, Harald Rosenløw-Eeg | Directed by Roar Uthaug
In recent years Norway has been cranking out some fantastic genre films – Troll Hunter, Dead Snow and its sequel, Rare Exports, Thale and the Cold Prey series. All of which have been takes on American genre fare (zombies, slasher movies) or based on folk tales (Rare Exports, Thale). Until now. Director Roar Uthaug, the man behind the three Cold Prey movies, turns his hand from the horrors of the slasher movie to the horrors of nature with The Wave, a disaster movie of real-life proportions…
In the small mountain community of Geiranger, geologist Kristian works at an early warning centre keeping an eye out for rockslides causing potential dangers. The last catastrophe was »
- Phil Wheat
7 items from 2016
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