Since wowing festival audiences last year, Craig Anderson’s seasonal slayfest Red Christmas has been curiously off-the-radar, with release news remaining elusive. That changes now however, with Artsploitation Films – who acquired the film following its appearance at Montreal’s Fantasia Film Festival – having announced their release plans for the film.
While exact dates are yet to be revealed (expect those in the coming weeks), Artsploitation are planning a limited theatrical run in August, with DVD, Blu-ray and VOD appearances scheduled for October.
Red Christmas sees genre icon Dee Wallace (The Hills Have Eyes, Cujo, Critters) trying to save Crimbo for her family when an uninvited guest turns up, intent on ruining the happiest time of the year for everybody. Wallace is joined by Geoff Morrell (Rogue), Sarah Bishop (Crushed) and Comedy Inc.’s Janis McGavin.
A troubled matriarch must defend her family when a mysterious stranger turns up at her secluded country mansion on Christmas day. A day of celebration becomes a night of terror, as the stranger reveals a secret from the family’s past, and threatens to destroy their future.
Words: Kevan Farrow (@KevanX)