As promised during Halloween Haunt, a new series would be counting down to Christmas.
You can toss your Advent Calendar now, (don’t forget the chocolate!), we are counting down the 12 Days Of Christmas.
Going to go a little different route this time as there is so much Christmas content to discuss. For today’s topic, we will look at some Christmas Screams to kick off the season.
#5 Krampus (2015)
When his dysfunctional family clashes over the holidays, young Max is disillusioned and turns his back on Christmas. Little does he know, this lack of festive spirit has unleashed the wrath of Krampus: a demonic force of ancient evil intent on punishing non-believers.
This is probably the best Krampus film made thus far. The others are really cheap looking and poorly written. There was some effort made in this one and has a pretty good cast.
#4 A Christmas Horror Story (2015)
Interwoven stories that take place on Christmas Eve, as told by one festive radio host: A family brings home more than a Christmas tree, a student documentary becomes a living nightmare, a Christmas spirit terrorizes, Santa slays evil.
This has Shatner in it, nuff said!
#3 Silent Night, Deadly Night (1984)
After his parents are murdered, a tormented teenager goes on a murderous rampage dressed as Santa, due to his stay at an orphanage where he was abused by the Mother Superior.
This flick was front and center of the “anti-slasher” crusade of the ’80s. It was attacked so viciously, it was pulled from cinemas after two weeks.
It was not released uncut until 2013 after the 2012 remake.
#2 Black Christmas (1974)
It’s time for Christmas break, and the sorority sisters make plans for the holiday, but the strange anonymous phone calls are beginning to put them on edge. When one sister disappears, they contact the police, who don’t express much concern.
The police finally begin to get concerned when a 13-year-old girl is found dead in the park.
They set up a wiretap to the sorority house, but will they be in time to prevent a sorority girl attrition problem?
It is said that this is the official first slasher film. There are some parts of 1978’s Halloween and 1980’s Friday The 13th that were first seen in this movie.
Director Bob Clark also directed Porky’s and another Christmas favorite A Christmas Story
#1 Gremlins (1984)
A boy inadvertently breaks three important rules concerning his new pet and unleashes a horde of malevolently mischievous monsters on a small town.
Yes, this is more of a comedy than a horror film, but there are some pretty dark parts in this film. This is probably the only film on this list the whole family can watch together.
Well, that’s it for now, be sure to come back often as there will be a new article every day leading up to Christmas!