Bloody Good Cheer: Our Top 5 Favorite Christmas Horror Movies

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SILENT NIGHT DEADLY NIGHT (1984)
As a young boy, Billy was given the unfortunate gift of witnessing his parents murdered by a mean old Santa Clause. Needless to say, christmas will never be the same for him. As a teen, the disturbed Billy dresses up as Santa and goes on a holiday killing spree before returning to the orphanage he grew up in. The inventive deaths and quirky towns people make this a must see during the Christmas season.

SILENT NIGHT
A fun remake that creates some great new moments, while still paying the original its respect. Silent Night featured wonderful camera work and solid acting. Malcolm McDowell steals the show with great one liners and facial expressions that will leave you laughing at times and wanting more. The wood chipper scene is one of my favorites of the year!

BLACK CHRISTMAS
An all-time classic in the slasher genre, Black Christmas really brings out the creepy as a group of sorority sisters are terrorized in their own house. A demented killer lurks closely to the girls and makes a few phone calls that will make your skin crawl. With the killers voice, cinematography, and great deaths found here, the sad remake had nothing on the original.

SILENT NIGHT BLOODY NIGHT
Whereas “Black Christmas” features calls coming from a killer that’s hiding inside the house already, “Silent Night, Bloody Night” deals with the murderer calling each of the people that they intend to take vengeance on one by one, inviting them to the property. Fearful that their secret may be discovered (a pretty disturbing one at that, which I will not reveal for those who may have not seen it or would like to), they each visit the old dark house that they hate so much and long to destroy forever.

ELVES
Elves is about an elaborate plot cooked up by the Nazis to breed a superhuman by having a teenage virgin who is the product of incest mate with a weird-looking, killer elf. Which there is only one of; there are no elves in Elves. Just one shitty elf puppet in a Santa hat who can barely open and close its mouth. It’s kind of a bad plan on the Nazis’ part, and takes forever. One of the soldiers has to have a daughter, wait until she’s breeding age, then rape her and get her pregnant, to produce the child of incest. Which, if they’re trying to create superhumans, I’m fairly certain incestuous reproduction is not the secret to stronger, more evolutionarily developed stock.

Tim’s Slasher Tweet Reviews: “Silent Night Deadly Night” (1984)

Hope everyone had a wonderful 4th of July and kept the gore on the screen with no real life accidents. With that holiday now complete, what else can we celebrate at Slasher Studios? Christmas in July!!! Who doesn’t love watching a gory Christmas movie when it is 90 degrees outside and you don’t want to leave your air conditioned house? To celebrate Christmas in July our resident Twitter reviewer Tim Schilling is taking a look at the controversial “Silent Night Deadly Night.” It’s going to be a blood red Christmas…five months early.

Thoughts before the film:
I’m pretty sure I’ve seen it before, and I remember getting mad at the movie cause it upset me or something. I’m not sure if it was this, or another movie with a killer Santa Clause… but there aren’t many of those. #SilentNightDeadlyNight

Thoughts while watching:
0:07 Grandpa takes this whole Santa Clause thing pretty serious.
0:12 I don’t know about you, but I wouldn’t help a guy dressed up as Santa in the middle of nowhere.
0:14 This kid was a baby when his parents were killed, how could he be messed up?
0:16 Oh this kid wasn’t the baby. they made it look like it was though!
0:19 Nuns are wack, they were just having some fun!
0:21 ‘Mother Superior’ is a total bitch. Aren’t nuns supposed to be nice?
0:24 Billy to Santa, pow right in the kisser!
0:28 When billy is shown working at the toy store: I feel like I’m watching a bad 80’s tv show opening credits.
0:37 I hope Mother Superior died over the 10 year gap. What a bitch.
0:39 I wanna spend my Christmas Eve in a toy store getting drunk.
0:45 Billy and Darth Vader are the same person.
0:48 I think it’s hard to find a slasher movie that doesn’t have some sort of reference to Psycho.
0:57 Everyone blame the cat for getting that girl killed.
1:00 Billy you sicko. Why would a girl want a knife for Christmas!
1:07 The police office has to be the same building they used for the police office in The Walking Dead!
1:09 Oh hey Mother Superior, you’re still alive I see. I can’t wait until billy gets here.
1:13 Why would you hire a deaf guy to be Santa? He can’t hear what all the kids want!
1:21 Oh come on! He was about to chop mother Superior right in half!
1:22 So is the sequel gonna be about all of the kids in the orphanage going on a killing spree dressed as Santa?

Overall:
Pretty much loved #SilentNightDeadlyNight, for how messed up is was, I had so much fun watching it! It’s a movie that you can’t really explain, it’s one you’ve got to see for yourself.

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