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Christmas Presence (2018)

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Not Rated | | Comedy, Horror | 13 December 2018 (UK)
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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

Writers:

James Edward Cook (as James Cook), Karen Taylor
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Credited cast:
Charlotte Atkinson 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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Not Rated

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mostly absent
14 December 2018 | by pseawrigSee all my reviews

This is a mighty thin sliver of a holiday horror movie. It's set at Christmas, but its Christmasy part amounts to a group of friends getting drunk and modeling newly gifted underwear. And this is the movie's best sequence!

The rest is a sketchy, by-the-numbers mishmash of paganism, mean ghosts, and supernatural mind games, the confluence of which seems to have bored the writer, the director, and the cast. It didn't do much for me either.

I did like the chubby, cheese-making, shotgun-toting lesbian character. This role was well-written and the actress who played it seemed present when she came on screen. Everyone else seemed absent, as if their minds were elsewhere. Given this movie's uninspired plot, I can't much blame them.

All in all, despite having come all the way from the UK, this movie leaves little in its wake. It's as if it never fully arrived in the first place


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13 December 2018 (UK) See more »

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Christmas Presence See more »

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GBP250,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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