- A Christmas Horror Story
- Written by
- Doug Taylor, Sarah Larsen, James Kee and Pascal Trottier
- Directed by
- Grant Harvey, Brett Sullivan and Steven Hoban
- William Shatner, George Buza and Rob Archer
Now Dasher, now slasher? It is a quasi tradition to open one gift on Christmas Eve, but this new scary seasonal offers four: Four stories, wrapped loosely with one another, held together by theme – let's just say you better be good for goodness sakes – and the cozy narration of an eggnog-swilling disc jockey (played by an excellently rugged William Shatner) full of holiday spirits.
Things aren't the same for a trespassing young family after they cut down a Christmas tree in the woods. A schoolhouse murder one year earlier continues to haunt. The anti-Santa known as the horned-beast Krampus pays a visit. And Santa himself epically impales an angry horde of elfin zombies. Talk about your open slay. All that and a little teen sex and anti-commercialism message, too.
This smart, zippy, bloody frightster is a Canadian-made gift that will continue to give, in the best possible ho-ho-ho horror way.