Holiday horror is great. I haven’t watched Better Watch Out yet but I have spent many years appreciating yuletide terror.
These are my favorite:
The best trivia about Gremlins is that Steven Spielberg movies forced Hollywood to create the PG-13 rating. It was rated PG and little kids were traumatized. That’s awesome. Also, there’s just nothing better than watching Phoebe Cates pour beers for dozens of Gremlins in a dive bar. Nothing.
- Rare Exports
I accidentally had Rare Exports on the TV when my boyfriend’s mom was over at my house. There were definitely Elf butts and wieners. Woops. Norway just looks cozy. Doesn’t Pietari’s cottage look so cozy!?
- Black Christmas 70s and 2000s
The original is the best, but there’s nothing wrong with the 2006 remake. I happen to like Michelle Trachtenberg.
My all time favorite. Jason Eisner’s cautionary tale of vengeful Christmas trees. It’s so campy I have to watch it in a sleeping bag.
Grizzly Adams stars in this 80s horror about evil elves. Side note, my mom used to give us presents “from Santa’s elves” but she would write: “From Elvis” instead of elves.
It’s not set during Christmas, but it is a solid survival horror set during a blizzard. Wolves, yo.