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Christmas Presence (2018)

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A diverse group of friends gather for the festive season in a remote lodge but soon plans go awry. One of the friends goes missing and the truth behind why the lodge was booked for the ... See full summary »

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James Edward Cook

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James Edward Cook (as James Cook), Karen Taylor
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Cast

Credited cast:
Charlotte Atkinson ... McKenzie
Elsie Bennett ... Samantha
Lorna Brown ... Anita
Mark Chatterton Mark Chatterton ... Marcus
Orla Cottingham Orla Cottingham ... Jo
William Holstead ... Hugo
Danny Webb ... Moseley
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A diverse group of friends gather for the festive season in a remote lodge but soon plans go awry. One of the friends goes missing and the truth behind why the lodge was booked for the holiday is disclosed. Christmas quickly turns to chaos and a bloody nightmare ensues ..

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Christmas with friends can be bloody murder

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Comedy | Horror

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UK

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English

Release Date:

13 December 2018 (UK) See more »

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Christmas Presence See more »

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£250,000 (estimated)
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Plenitude Productions See more »
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2.35 : 1
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16 December 2018 | by codexniagraSee all my reviews

All horror films are terrible once the plot gets going because everything's so forced for the shock or fore. I thought this was no exception, but at least the bit before that is interesting. It's an unlikely group of characters as friends but it's nice to see people over 25 being treated like sexual, and sexually attractive, beings. All the cast do a good job, even if the leading men ham it up a little. Whatever they did with the colour balance is a nice touch, it's both coldly atmospheric and festive simultaneously. The camera angles aren't boldly innovative but they're effective. Same goes for the soundtrack.

Only, after the predictably interesting start, it didn't get less interesting. I was expecting this to be predictable but it kept me guessing. I'm not going to rave about it but I was pleasantly surprised. It's not Tarkovsky but it's enjoyably spooky.


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