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Old 31st October 2007, 05:12 PM
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With the festive season fast approaching (Simply Having A Wonderful Christmas Time was playing in a shop today ) I am searching for some Christmassy movies to fill me with seasonal fear... I mean, cheer.

I know there's stuff out there like Black Christmas and, if I got desperate to the point of being suicidal, the Black Christmas remake, but I was just wondering if anyone could recommend any Christmas-themed exploitation films of the rather sick variety?

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Old 31st October 2007, 07:17 PM
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Silent Night, Deadly Night 1, 2,3, 4 and 5! (although 4 and 5 lose it all completely, father christmas gets replaced!)

Chirstmas Evil

Don't Open Till Christmas

Jack Frost 1 & 2

That's all I can think of at the moment
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Old 31st October 2007, 07:57 PM
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Thanks! I seem to remember watching at least one of the Jack Frost films once upon a time. Haven't seen any of the others though. It'll give me something to watch when I get fed up of Christmas sized queues in Primark!

If anyone has anymore suggestions, keep 'em coming!

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Old 31st October 2007, 11:59 PM
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Don't Open Till Christmas is absolutely abysmal but also an absolute must. Poor old Santa takes a right pounding in this one (speared, baked in hot coals, castrated in a London toilet etc). You won't see a worse film but you also won't see a more entertaining one.
The Film 2000 DVD (extras-free alas) restores all the (heavy) BBFC cuts but is slightly re-edited and misses out a Santa being shot. No matter. Grab it anyway.

Silent Night, Deadly Night urgently needs a UK release. Never been submitted over here, though the sequel was rejected back in 1987.

Other seasonal delights......

Silent Night, Bloody Night - Awful print and not particularly Christmassy but not a bad film nonetheless. John Carradine had a wonderful speaking voice but in this film plays a mute.

Pranks - Vaguely set at Xmas but devoid of atmosphere. Also devoid of 10 secs of a head-drilling because Vipco were too lazy to find an uncut print. An original Video Nasty but could well qualify for a '15' now.

To All A Goodnight - David Hess directed it and I have vague memories of a decapitated head in a shower and dead bodies buried in soil. Other than that it's been about 20 years since I last saw it and the memory fades a bit.

Tales From The Crypt - Ye olde superior British horror compendium classic which includes Joan Collins being pursued by a looney Santa after she murders her husband.

I'm sure I've forgot some but that's a taste of Xmas mayhem to consider.
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Old 1st November 2007, 08:26 AM
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I saw Tales From The Crypt not long ago on TV. Loved it! There's a Region 1 copy of Silent Night, Deadly Night but it's a tenner which is more than I can afford. Think I'll have to go ebaying soon!

Thanks for all the suggestions!
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Tales From The Crypt was recently released on a R1 DVD paired with Vault Of Horror, though the latter sadly featured the edited U.S TV print.

Crypt is fully uncut (the UK video version was the cut cinema print).
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Jack Frost II is AWFUL! (And not even in a so bad it's good way.) The first one is fun.
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Old 6th November 2007, 03:12 AM
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um Black Christmas maybe?

failing which maybe National Lampoons Christmas Vacation.
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Here's a newer one which hasn't been released in the UK yet: P2, by the director of Switchblade Romance and The Hills Have Eyes remake. It takes place during Christmas Eve. A woman, on her way home, is locked in a carpark and trapped and tortured by a stalker. It's not brilliant but there's some suspenseful scenes and some nice gore.
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Tartan own the rights here, think they are aiming for a January release. Even though it all takes place on Xmas Eve! lol
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