This festive Christmas horror film compiles a series of interwoven stories introduced by William Shatner in the role of radio personality DJ. Dan. The stories center around members of a family who are terrorized by Krampus, an evil anti-Santa spirit, who is intent on destroying the entire town and everyone in it. Santa Claus is called upon to defeat Krampus before he kills again and infects the Christmas elves with his horrifying brand of evil. Directed by Grant Harvey, Steven Hoban, Brett Sullivan. George Buza and Rob Archer co-star.~Erin Demers
While the horror Christmas genre isn't a new thing, per se, this movie takes it in a slightly different direction with several intertwined stories. While these vary in quality, they fit together in an interesting way, each exploring a very different aspect. I didn't really like the movie that much until the end when I saw it all come together so I recommend sticking it out until the end.
The quality of acting isn't great. Sure, it has William Shatner, but he plays a rather minor bridge character, connecting the stories together. I would say it averages out to B+ acting and special effects grade. Above a typical B movie but not on par with a larger budget film. If the concept of this film intrigues you, I would recommend giving this a watch.
This is an anthology film, but instead of running each story back to back the film instead runs the 4 stories simultaneously. So you go back and forth between each story, William Shatner is in the movie. It is better than most Christmas horror movies and better than what I expected.
A Christmas Horror Story is a fun, frantic, bloody little holiday themed horror anthology, featuring four intertwining stories that take place over Christmas in a snowy little town. Three out of the four stories are great watches, while one of them was a bit of a drag. However, it's well worth watching this one all the way through. The acting was pretty well done, the majority of the effects were practical and gory, and who wouldn't want to watch a showdown betweeen Santa, evil elves, and Krampus? There's a real kicker tucked into this title as well, though I will refrain from further explanation, to avoid spoilers. Blind purchase, so worth the cash spent.
Movie arrived sooner than I expected (and was notified of this via email). Sadly, the movie had some sort of scratch on the case that penetrated through all the layers. (Plastic wrap, plastic on the actual case and the paper with the movie cover :/)
I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Bloody good Xmas story
Another Krampus film for the holidays and this one uses bloody violence instead of creepiness which is predominant in the big theatrical release. It's 4 interwinding stories that are very well done. My problem is with the changeling story. How does the main female character explain things to the police and her son? (This was left up in the air). But the entire film is a bloody good time and it does have William Shatner in it. PS>I think the Krampus in this one is awesome.
In the mood for a Christmas nightmare but not ready fro the Silent Night, Deadly Night thing? Well, come on over to A Christmas Horror Story where "YULE' get multiple storylines in one priceless package! This little beauty has it all, a killer Santa, evil workshop elves, a sugar and spice family who aren't quite what they seem, a Krampus that truly delvers the goods (special merit for this and sweet revenge for those who were disappointed by last year's Krampus film) a demonic teen attack guaranteed to offend just about everyone,and as a special bonus, a liquored up William Shatner DJ! HOW CAN YOU LOSE? Do yourself a favor, good sir or madam, and pick up A Christmas Horror Story, great viewing anytime of year!