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A Christmas Horror Story (2015)

Not Rated | | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery | 2 October 2015 (USA)
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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.
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
William Shatner ... Dangerous Dan
George Buza ... Santa
Rob Archer ... Krampus
Zoé De Grand Maison ... Molly
Alex Ozerov ... Ben
Shannon Kook ... Dylan
Amy Forsyth ... Caprice Bauer
Jeff Clarke ... Taylor
Michelle Nolden ... Diane
Adrian Holmes ... Scott
Olunike Adeliyi ... Kim (as Oluniké Adeliyi)
Orion John ... Will
A.C. Peterson ... Big Earl (as Alan C. Peterson)
Percy Hynes White ... Duncan (as Percy Hynes-White)
Corinne Conley ... Aunt Edda
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High school students investigate a mysterious homicide that occurred the prior holiday season, a couple notices their young son is acting strangely after a snowy forest trip to cut down a traditional tree and one family are stalked through a winter wonderland by Krampus, the Xmas demon. Meanwhile at the North Pole, Santa is fending off zombie elves. Written by Fernando Pascussi

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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 October 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Holiday Horror Story See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Copperheart Entertainment See more »
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Dolby Digital (5.1)

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The aunt's butler (Gerhardt, portrayed by Julian Richings) also plays Death in Supernatural (2005). See more »

Goofs

The tree ornament that Will's father hangs on the tree is not the same ornament that Will picked out and handed to him. See more »

Quotes

Shiny Elf: I said I don't want a goddamn cookie! You reindeer fucking snow whore!
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Crazy Credits

The last paragraph of the disclaimer block at the end of the credits reads, "No Elves were harmed in the making of this film." See more »

Connections

Featured in Half in the Bag: Krampus (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

Opening Theme-It's Christmas Eve
Written by Alex Khaskin
Played during opening sequence
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A pleasant surprise
5 December 2015 | by sproutySee all my reviews

Let me start by saying I like generally horror films - not so much the torture films ("Hostel", "Saw" etc) - but things like "The Thing", "Halloween (Original)" The Exorcist, "It Follows", & "The Ring". So I was always gonna watch this because I also like William Shatner & Christmas. I was expecting this film was going to rate 5 or 6 but because it exceeded my expectations so much I am giving it a hefty 9.

It's better shot, acted and written than the average shocker.

The film nicely interweaves 4 stories and a semi-story of William Shatner as a DJ. All are nicely told and varied in tone. The film is really slick and well directed, shot, and edited together - especially since there were 3 directors. The dialogue is not always the greatest but heck its a horror film so its way above average for the genre. There are also plenty of nice scares.

If your idea of a horror is lots of explicit gore this film is not for you - although there is enough to keep the less gore obsessed fan on the edge of their seat. The focus is spread across 4 very different sets of characters most of whom you wouldn't usually see in a horror film. The exception are the young teenagers who decide to break into their school, in order to investigate two murders that occurred in the school's basement the year prior. This story is exactly what you might expect - and no worse for it - but the other stories are all great. I can't say any more as I think this film is best watched without expectations and definitely without spoilers.

A nice Christmas treat!


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