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Red Christmas (2016)

Not Rated | | Horror, Thriller | 25 August 2017 (USA)
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A mother must protect her family on Christmas Day from a demented stranger who is hell-bent on tearing them apart.

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Craig Anderson

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Craig Anderson
2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Dee Wallace ... Diane
Geoff Morrell ... Joe
Sarah Bishop ... Suzy
David Collins ... Peter
Atlas Adams ... Protestor
Bjorn Stewart ... Scott
Gerard O'Dwyer ... Jerry (as Gerard Odwyer)
Sam Campbell ... Cletus
Janis McGavin ... Ginny
Anthony Jensen Anthony Jensen ... Farmer
Deelia Meriel Deelia Meriel ... Hope
Alistair Bates ... Bomber
Robert Anderson Robert Anderson ... Sheriff
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Storyline

It's Christmas in Australia as Diane, played by the Dee Wallace, brings together her estranged family for a chaotic holiday gathering. A 20 year old decision literally comes back to haunt her when the ghost of Christmas past comes knocking at her door and is invited inside the family estate. Festivities quickly turn blood red, when the stranger is revealed to be Cletus, Diane's aborted fetus, all grown up, very much alive and ready to terrorize his long lost mother. Diane must face her past and explain the hideous truth that is trying to kill them all, especially to Jerry, her Down Syndrome son, before it's too late. Written by Michael Joy

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This Christmas, the only thing under the tree is terror.

Genres:

Horror | Thriller

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The roller-coaster journey making of Red Christmas was documented in the feature length documentary Horror Movie: A Low Budget Nightmare. See more »

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Featured in Dee Wallace Speaks! (2017) See more »

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Surprisingly good Holiday slasher Flick
9 October 2017 | by stephenw-30180See all my reviews

When I saw the ad for this film I immediately thought it was going to be another poorly made low budget piece of crap that has been regurgitated time and again.

I was completely wrong and pleasantly surprised how good this film was. Dee Wallace (as the Matriarch) does a great job as does the supporting cast. The lighting and score was exceptional and the story unique and was very relevant to the plot and narrative.

Once again a great Aussie horror film. I have to say the Australians have the Horror genre down to a science. I never expected this film to be so creepy and have such a strong subplot that you never see coming. Original kill scenes and diversity in each character makes this film all the more better. The antagonist is very creepy and covered in robe and swathing. He has a mission which is revealed (sort of) towards the middle of the film. It's fully explained towards the end to wrap up the baseline narrative.

As I typically never like to disclose spoilers in my reviews I won't divulge too much about the story, but will say, if you are a Horror fan and fan of the sub genre Slasher flick, you will Love this film. Additionally, this film will appeal to any horror fan who likes well done twists and unexpected plot surprises.

Bravo for a very entertaining and original take on the Christmas Horror scenario. This is one of, if not THE BEST, Holiday horror film I've seen in 20 years!

Watch and enjoy....


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Official Sites:

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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 August 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Red Christmas See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$280, 27 August 2017

Gross USA:

$2,255

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,255
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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