5.6/10
126
1 user 3 critic

The Melancholy Fantastic (2011)

Not Rated | | Drama, Fantasy, Horror | 18 August 2011 (USA)
Trailer
0:54 | Trailer
A strange and gripping holiday tale of grief, love, and the horrors of loneliness.

Director:

Writer:

Reviews
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Short | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A family gather around the tree on Christmas Eve - but a strange noise upstairs and a creepy new present amongst the gifts heralds the arrival of a sinister threat.

Directors: Ben Franklin, Anthony Melton
Stars: Sian Breckin, Jonah Russell, Oliver Ebsworth
Short | Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

During the Christmas season, two sisters throw a house party, unaware that a deadly invader will be crashing the proceedings.

Directors: Justin McConnell, Serena Whitney
Stars: Caleigh Le Grand, Jorja Cadence, Adam Buller
Good Tidings (2016)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A homeless war-veteran with a chequered past must rely on a side of himself once thought buried when he and his companions are targeted by three vicious psychopaths wearing Santa suits on Christmas Day.

Director: Stuart W. Bedford
Stars: Alexander Mounsey, Colin Murtagh, Stu Jopia
Red Christmas I (2016)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A mother must protect her family on Christmas Day from a demented stranger who is hell-bent on tearing them apart.

Director: Craig Anderson
Stars: Dee Wallace, Janis McGavin, Geoff Morrell
Home for the Holidays (TV Movie 1972)
Drama | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

An ailing man summons his four daughters home for Christmas and asks them to kill his new wife, who he suspects is poisoning him.

Director: John Llewellyn Moxey
Stars: Jessica Walter, Sally Field, Jill Haworth
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

The students of Delta Lambda Zeta thought the legend of Billy was a joke. The sorority begins receiving deranged phone calls which frightens them and leads to multiple missing members of Delta Lambda Sorority.

Director: John Sackett
Stars: Allison Delk, Marilyn Thomas, Elyssia Thomas
Sint (2010)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A horror film that depicts St. Nicholas as a murderous bishop who kidnaps and murders children when there is a full moon on December 5.

Director: Dick Maas
Stars: Egbert Jan Weeber, Bert Luppes, Caro Lenssen
Treevenge (2008)
Short | Comedy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Christmas trees ripped out of their forest plan revenge against people enjoying the holidays.

Director: Jason Eisener
Stars: Jonathan Torrens, Sarah Dunsworth, Maris Morgan
Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

A group of teenagers at a party find themselves being stalked by a maniacal killer in a Santa Claus costume.

Director: David Hess
Stars: Jennifer Runyon, Forrest Swanson, Linda Gentile
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

Doll In The Dark, or Melancholy Fantastic as its known in Sweden, it's a film starring Robin Lord Taylor. He is best known as a character in the film 'Accepted'. 'Accepted' is a film about ... See full summary »

Director: Alejandro Daniel
Stars: Amy Crowdis, Robin Lord Taylor, Josh Caras
Fantasy | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

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.

Directors: Grant Harvey, Steven Hoban, and 1 more credit »
Stars: William Shatner, George Buza, Rob Archer
Elves (1989)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4/10 X  

A young woman discovers that she is the focus of an evil Nazi experiment involving selective breeding and summoned elves, an attempt to create a race of supermen. She and two of her friends... See full summary »

Director: Jeffrey Mandel
Stars: Dan Haggerty, Julie Austin, Deanna Lund
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Amy Crowdis ...
Melanie Crow
...
Dukken (as Robin Taylor)
...
Kenny Wiley
...
Mrs. Wiley
David Pirrie ...
Elderly Man
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
...
Mor
Edit

Storyline

A strange and gripping holiday tale of grief, love, and the horrors of loneliness.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Happy holidays? See more »


Certificate:

Not Rated

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

18 August 2011 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A pleasure to watch
9 January 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The Melancholy Fantastic is a pleasure to watch. The cinematography is beautiful and holds your interest, even during the few moments when the pace of the movie slows down. The plot is not obvious and requires full attention to understand its subtleties, but the suspense and images are enough to carry you through it, even if you are not in the mood to "think" it. The music is great. The film features great images of New England in winter. I've seen many higher-budget Christmas movies that I didn't enjoy nearly as much. It is a great movie to watch by the fire with friends when all your Christmas shopping is finally done. Don't forget the popcorn. Enjoy!


3 of 15 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Where to watch? Rena-Sunflash
Discuss The Melancholy Fantastic (2011) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?