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Christmas Presence (2018)

Why Hide? (original title)
Not Rated | | Comedy, Horror | 13 December 2018 (UK)
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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Credited cast:
Charlotte Atkinson ... McKenzie
Elsie Bennett ... Samantha
Lorna Brown ... Anita
Mark Chatterton Mark Chatterton ... Marcus
Orla Cottingham Orla Cottingham ... Jo
William Holstead 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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Not Rated

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 December 2018 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Christmas Presence See more »

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GBP250,000 (estimated)
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Plenitude Productions See more »
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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Mediocre Schlock Horror Film
14 December 2018 | by TheEdgelordOfDarknessSee all my reviews

"Why Hide?" or "Christmas Presence" is nothing more than your garden variety schlock horror film. The only original thing they did was make the characters all LGBT, but did absolutely nothing with it. The first act had a decent build, where it established the characters in a base line sense. The jokes are cringey and I think they may have implied the main character was a TERF, but nothing ever comes of it. Everything that followed got progressively worse. The antagonistic force in this is each characters worst fear. The group figures this out after a few incidents, but whenever they are targeted, they become oblivious again. The ending is a bad, confused twist, possibly to set up a sequel. Don't waste your time.


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