Holiday Horror

Loosely inspired by a months-old Twitter exchange with @veshecco ๐Ÿ’€ ๐Ÿ”ช๐ŸŽ„My husband & I have fondness for this odd little genre, & we watch one film/TV episode each year while we set up Santa. This may be the most personal glimpse into my marriage I could provide ๐Ÿ˜† These are the top ones we've enjoyed ๐ŸŽถit's the most wonderful time of the year๐ŸŽถ
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    Santa's Slay
    The oldest son from Big Love & Claire from Lost have to battle evil Santa (he used to be a murderous demon but was sentenced to deliver presents for a 1000 years due to some nonsense...& the 1000 years are now up!)
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    Gremlins
    If you don't know this film, then clearly you aren't yet fully traumatized by the idea of a real person shimmying down a chimney Santa-style. Also, cute singing critters turn into violent boogers when fed after midnight
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    Silent Night Deadly Night
    Kid wth traumatic childhood (guy dressed as Santa kills his folks in botched robbery, plus horrible nuns in orphanage) goes on a murder spree after being triggered by combo of Santa exposure & Catholic guilt, particularly regarding lust
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    Black Christmas
    A few girls remain in their sorority house at beginning of holiday break. Mysterious killer in the house starts picking them off 1 by 1. Fun fact: Same director as A Christmas Story
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    Black Christmas (remake)
    Lacey Chabert! But (surprise, surprise), as is the case with all horror remakes, it's no where near as good as the original
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    American Horror Story: Asylum - "Unholy Night" (Ep 2)
    Ian McShane as Murder Santa! It's my fave one-off episode from the series. Not for the faint of heart
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    Christmas Evil
    Formerly titled You Better Watch Out. Kid sees his mama being intimate with Santa Claus & it sets a screw loose. Your typical deranged dude getting violence mixed up with his sexual awaking. He grows up trying to become the real Santa, murdering grown ups & leaving toys for kids. His brother (Dale from The Walking Dead) realizes something isn't right. Hilarious ending
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    Tales from the Crypt - "And All Through the House" (Sea 1, Ep 2)
    Brand & Mikey's mom murders her husband on Christmas. Unfortunately for her, an escaped mental patient dressed as Santa knows she's been bad
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    Krampus
    There are a lot of films with this title, but I mean the one released last year with Adam Scott & Toni Colette. About a demon Santa that need to be defeated. This one's on tap for this year's viewing