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Top 21 Non-Traditional Christmas Movies To Watch

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 –

Jingle All The Way

Christmas; It’s the most magical time of the year. High powered businessman Howard Langston (Arnold Schwarzenegger), is hard at work taking last-minute orders from customers to whom he just can
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6 Christmas Horror Movies That Scared Up Box Office, From ‘Gremlins’ to ‘Krampus’ (Photos)

  • The Wrap
6 Christmas Horror Movies That Scared Up Box Office, From ‘Gremlins’ to ‘Krampus’ (Photos)
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.
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Rob Zombie’s 31, Black Christmas (1974) & More Movies Coming to Shudder in December

  • DailyDead
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.

Love clowns? Coming exclusively to Shudder is Rob Zombie’s latest, 31, a vicious and characteristically Zombie film. Which is to say it’s dirty, mean and, from the get, right up in your face.

Looking to stay in? We’ve got a very special Shudder exclusive in Shrew's Nest. Directed by Juanfer Andrés & Esteban Roel (and produced by Alex de la Iglesia), this elegant,
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Phantasm: Remastered, The Exorcist III, and More Movies Coming to Shudder in November

  • DailyDead
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.
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Haugesund: Scary Movies Get Showcase From Nordic Genre Boost

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,
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The Bottom Shelf: Return Of The Killer Tomatoes, He Never Died

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
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Glasgow Frightfest: ‘The Wave’ Review

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
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Josh Soriano’s Top 10 Horror Films Of 2015

2015 was a long and arduous year for a lot of folks. For many of us, movies can be our escape. The year in horror had two films that showcased the economic downfall of Detroit, Larry ‘fuckin’ Fessenden and indie breakouts that surprised everyone.

It Follows I was not one of these people who read the subtext of David Robert Mitchell’s It Follows as a metaphorical warning of pre-marital sex and STDs. To me, it’s an allegory for the death of youth; that collective fear that we all will grow older, lose our innocence and eventually become just another mindless member with the rest of humanity. Personally, what makes the film one of the best of the year, is how it manages to be an amalgam of genres like ghost story, slasher, body invasion and have the creeping subtly of Halloween, all without feeling like it’s trying too hard.
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Win a Grinch Costume and Go Green With This Grinch Makeup Tutorial

Christmas is not exactly a holiday that you would typcially associate with the genre yet it's a time of the year that often produces plenty of horror entertainment. For some twisted reason the festive season can be a brilliantly effective backdrop for horror with classic movies such as 'Black Christmas', 'Silent Night, Deadly Night', 'Jack Frost', 'Rare Exports', 'Gremlins' all using Christmas and Christmas-related themes to bring their horrific tales to life....
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Krampus review – getting in the spooky spirit

This bump-in-the-night-before Christmas horror is a much-needed antidote to the seasonal glut of cinematic sentimentality

This antidote to some of the week’s more nauseating treats pitches itself between the anarchic festive bite of Joe Dante’s Gremlins and the creepy Euro-weirdness of Jalmari Helander’s Rare Exports, with a touch of Tobe Hooper’s Poltergeist thrown in for good measure. When an extended family clan find that they have lost sight of the spirit of Christmas, the demonic titular “shadow of St Nicholas” arrives to wreak cloven-hoofed vengeance. The slay-bell score and baubled milieu may keep things just this side of jolly, but there’s a reassuring nastiness to the Predator-faced clown-toys and bitey-burny gingerbread men that are soon going bump-bang-smash in the night.

Ghoulish effects up the scary/silly ante, but the real monsters here are the humans who can’t stand the sight of each other and
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Krampus | Review

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The Nightmare During Christmas: Doughtery’s Cutesy Morality Play on the Christmas Spirit

Exploring the adverse aspects of Christmas, one of the most cherished holidays around the globe, is nothing new in cinema. Irate Christians were nonplussed about Bob Clark’s 1974 serial killer flick Black Christmas and its 2006 remake, claiming it compromised the spirit of their cherished holiday. And there are all those nagging, sordid details about good ole St. Nick’s bad side, conscientiously whittled away throughout centuries of increasingly honed capitalistic tendencies as regards the holiday. Several recent films have resurrected ideas about Santa’s nastier habits and what he does to the children that are actually naughty, like Dutch filmmaker Dick MaasSaint (2010) or Jalmari Helander’s inspired Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale (2010) from Finland. Genre director Michael Doughtery makes a memorable entry in this growing subgenre with Krampus, a creative though utterly declawed venture which plays
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Krampus Is a Mixed Bag of Tricks and Treats

Halloween remains the big-gun holiday for setting and releasing horror films, but Christmas-themed tales of terror are likely a close second. Part of the appeal is simply staging mayhem against the most festive and selfless day of the year, but the holiday is also rich in cultural detail and legend offering filmmakers and audiences a far more textured canvas than the simplicity of masked killers can provide. 2010’s Rare Exports got the Krampus ball rolling, and a handful of straight to DVD features followed with titles like Krampus: The Christmas Devil, Krampus: The Reckoning, and Night of the Krampus. The mythical creature tasked with punishing the naughty among us broadened its cinematic reach with this year’s A Christmas Horror Story and will be seen next in Kevin Smith’s Anti-Claus, but in between those two is the creature’s biggest, most promising outing yet — and it’s from a filmmaker who knows a thing or two
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Krampus review: ‘Schizophrenic & psychedelic’

Krampus review: A sleigh ride that would work a lot better were it to lay off the holiday cookies. Krampus review

As much as it ’tis the season to be jolly’, a good scare never goes amiss during the Yuletide period. This year’s offering is from Michael Dougherty, the mind behind Trick ‘r’ Treat, and sees an extended family terrorised by the mythic Krampus, a kind of anti-Santa who punishes the naughty with more than just a lump of coal.

The lore may have been around for centuries, but it wasn’t until a few years ago and the release of Rare Exports, that Krampus came into the media realm. Since then he has become the go-to seasonal villain and appears in three films this year alone. The latest of those films has the added bonus of being released to coincide with the annual Krampus celebrations – Krampusnacht which occurs on December 5th.
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‘Big Game’ DVD Review

Stars: Samuel L. Jackson, Onni Tommila, Ray Stevenson, Jim Broadbent, Ray Stevenson, Victor Garber, Mehmet Kurtulus, Felicity Huffman, Ted Levine | Written and Directed by Jalmari Helander

When you have a film with Samuel L. Jackson as the President of the United States you would expect him to take centre stage. When his co-star is Rare Export’s Onni Tommila though he can expect to have lost the spotlight… Which is very much the case with Big Game.

Tommila plays Oskari, a thirteen-year-old boy venturing out into the wilderness in a hunting coming-of-age ritual. Expected to return after a few days of hunting with a trophy to signify the kill, nobody expects him to find the biggest game of them all, the William Alan Moore, the President of America (Samuel L. Jackson). With terrorists hot on their trail, Oskari and the President fight for survival in a battle where the odds
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DVD Obscura: The New Indie and International Movies You Need to Watch

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New Indie: So if the phrase “Samuel L. Jackson is the President” doesn’t automatically do it for you, maybe “from the director of Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale” will. In either event, you’ll have a blast with Big Game (Anchor Bay Entertainment), starring Jackson as a Potus who finds himself stranded in Finland after Air Force One crashes, eluding would-be kidnappers with only the assistance of a young boy (Onni Tommila) on a survival quest, armed with nothing but a bow and arrow. It’s the highest of concepts, reuniting Tommila with his Rare Exports director Jalmari Helander, but there’s a lot to like in this action extravaganza, not least of which is an ensemble cast that also includes Victor Garber, Ray Stevenson, Ted Levine...

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'Krampus' Trailer Shows the Dark Side of Santa Claus

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'Krampus' Trailer Shows the Dark Side of Santa Claus
It's the most wonderful time of the year...Until someone unleashes the dark shadow of Santa Claus. While Santa is out bestowing gifts on all the good kids, Krampus is ready to serve his punishment to the bad kids. And it's definitely not a list you want to be on, as evidenced in the first domestic trailer for this upcoming horror comedy. Yesterday, we got to see the http://movieweb.com/krampus-movie-trailer-international/International Trailer for Krampus, which arrived with Italian dubbing. Now, witness the Yuletide terror in English!

Coming to theaters in time for Christmas, Universal Pictures is unleashing the first trailer for Krampus in theaters this weekend with M. Night Shyamalan's thriller The Visit. But you don't have to buy a ticket to see it! As it's been released online this morning, along with a new poster and several more photos. Honoring the time old tradition of such
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'Krampus' International Trailer Unleashes a Christmas Nightmare

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'Krampus' International Trailer Unleashes a Christmas Nightmare
This is one list you don't want to be on! The new horror comedy, Krampus is coming this Holiday season, and to celebrate, Universal Pictures has released the first international trailer and a few new photos. None of it gives us a very good look at the title beastie. He's being saved for ticket buyers. Still, what we get to see here is pretty creepy. And with the dialogue arriving in Italian, if you don't speak the language, the jokes don't land, making it even scarier than intended.

We're not sure when the first domestic Krampus trailer will arrive online, but it is set to premiere in theaters this weekend along with director M. Night Shyamalan's thriller The Visit. The movie comes from director Michael Dougherty, who made another spooky holiday cult hit with Trick 'r Treat. USA Today is responsible for bestowing upon us the first images, which
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First Krampus Trailer! Christmas Horrors from the Director of Trick ‘r Treat

Michael Dougherty, director of the 2007 Halloween anthology Trick ‘r Treat has a new holiday themed horror film on the horizon in Krampus! The story revolves around a dark, folkloric figure that punishes bad kids at Christmas time. Certainly not the first horror film to draw on this (see Sint, Rare Exports and others), but always fun to shower such an optimistic holiday in scares.

The film stars Adam Scott, Allison Tolman, David Koechner and Stefania Owen.

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Trailer A Christmas Horror Story Looks Insanely Radical

There are very few things in the world as enjoyable as stellar Christmas themed horror films. Think about it for a minute Bob Clarks Black Christmas isnt just a gorgeous creepy feature it kickstarted the slasher subgenre Santas Slay is one of the finest bmovies ever made Silent Night Deadly Night is amazing for a whole lot of reasons that stem beyond nostalgia and Rare Exports was infinitely more unsettling than it ever should have been. These movies are just awesome and it looks like were about to see a new addition to the subgenre thats going to have fans cheering in fright and delight.
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Big Game | Review

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Rules of the Game: Helander’s Schlocky English Language Debut

Even though the film seems perfectly well aware of its own silliness as it recapitulates formulaic American action cinema tropes of days past, Finnish director Jalmari Helander’s Big Game never manages to elevate itself beyond a mere dose of basic mimicry. A follow-up to his cult audience courting debut, the strange evil Santa Claus movie Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale, it would appear the filmmaker prizes his own amusement over his audience’s, at least judging from the inescapable hokiness tinging the film.

Where his first film displayed playfulness with its dark humor and memorable action sequences, he’s returned with a different set of vintage inspirations. At times entertaining, especially concerning its unique blend of cultures, and with surprisingly adept special effects sequences, this is goofy fun as long as you can keep your expectations in check.
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