A Christmas Horror Story (2015) Movie Review

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A Christmas Horror Story (2015)

2015 | R | Horror, Thriller, Mystery, Fantasy
99 minutes / 1h 39min

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A Christmas Horror Story Plot Synopsis:

High school students investigate a mysterious homicide that occurred the prior holiday season, a couple notices their young son is acting strangely after a snowy forest trip to cut down a traditional tree and one family are stalked through a winter wonderland by Krampus, the Xmas demon. Meanwhile at the North Pole, Santa is fending off zombie elves.

A Christmas Horror Story (2015) Review

A Christmas Horror Story (2015) is a Canadian horror anthology movie that surpassed my expectations with its frightening holiday horror. It is a dark comedy that involves terrifying terror that will make you remember this movie around the holidays. I dislike that the movie went back and forth between the short tales. I would have appreciated the movie more if it was sorted into segments. The narrative helps but I prefer segments instead of one long tale that intertwines.

A Christmas Horror Story started by introducing us to the North Pole and the troubles taking place there. We then shortly saw a bloodied and tired Santa Claus in the reindeer stable. The movie skips back to twelve hours before to the town of Bailey Downs. DJ Dan (William Shatner - Star Trek (1966), Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982), Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986), Trek: The Motion Picture (1979)) is sipping on spiked eggnog at the radio station. He is on his microphone and is trying to pass time on Christmas Eve. Dan’s relaxing egg nog evening soon turned into his worst nightmare, and he cannot turn back the clock. Three spontaneous teenagers decide to visit a school basement where a horrible murder occurred a year ago and tested faith. Two families are wondering about events and experience different encounters. One family wanders into a forest and encounters a mystical evil whereas the other family encounters the vengeful Krampus. Krampus is a folklore character that punishes naughty boys and girls. Santa Claus is in a heap load of trouble as he tries to help his little helper elves in the North Pole who is infected with a spreading zombie infection.

Each story had an unpredictable ending that left you with a punch in your stomach. I would recommend this movie to all horror fans. I will always remember this movie during the holidays and might be a holiday tradition to watch, maybe not because it is not kid friendly. The actors did a wonderful job with their roles, and their performance were very convincing. I could not believe some of the scenes and the terrifying moments the characters encountered. I would not survive any of those segments. The special effects were on point, and so was the cinematography. I gave this movie a score of an eight because I did not like the stories intertwining and the movie could have been a little more detailed. Overall, watch the movie!!!

  • A Christmas Horror Story Rating Scores
  • Our Score: 8
  • Overall Score: 6.79
  • IMDB: 5.7
  • MetaCritic: 4.9
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 7.8

About A Christmas Horror Story 2015

Title: A Christmas Horror Story
Year: 2015
Runtime: 99 minutes
Type: Movie
Genre: Horror, Thriller, Mystery, Fantasy
Reviewer: Score: 4 / 5 stars Avg. Rating: 3.39/5 stars from 7,703 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 7,703 MPAA Rating: R
A Christmas Horror Story Cast Starring: Julian Richings, Adrian Holmes, Shannon Kook, George Buza, Michelle Nolden, Damir Andrei, William Shatner, Joe Silvaggio, Olunike Adeliyi, Eric Woolfe, Dan Belley, Alan C. Peterson, Corinne Conley, Oluniké Adeliyi, Amy Forsyth, Noah Staggs, A.C. Peterson, Rob Archer, ZoĆ© De Grand Maison, Jeff Clarke, Jessica Clement, Robert Coughler, Zoé De Grand Maison, Glen Gaston, Ken Hall, Debra McCabe, Paige Moyles, Alex Ozerov, Orion John, Korina Rothery
A Christmas Horror Story Writers: Jason Filiatrault, James Kee, Sarah Larsen
A Christmas Horror Story Director: Brett Sullivan, Grant Harvey, Steven Hoban
Production: Copperheart Entertainment
Language: English
Country: Canada