Image Entertainment have acquired the rights to the William-Shatner starrer A Christmas Horror Story. Who doesn’t love a film that fuses fear with festivities?
The film has recently screened at Fantasia Film Festival to fairly favourable reviews and has been described as a “quasi-anthology”. William Shatner stars as a DJ who is working late over Christmas –boo! – and is the anchor of the stories the film delivers. With the director Grant Harvey being tied to the werewolf-focused Ginger Snaps franchise, I am intrigued to see what A Christmas Horror Story has to offer. Additionally, we have a few good writers involved, including Doug Taylor who was on the writing team for Splice and Steve Hoban who directed an episode of Darknet.
CHRISTMAS: a time of Joy, Peace and Goodwill, unless you happen to live in the town of Bailey Downs. Here, on Christmas Eve, joy is corrupted when a malevolent spirit traps three teens in a school basement intent on recreating a twisted version of the Nativity story. Peace is shattered when a family returns from a snowy forest with the perfect Christmas tree only to find something is terrifyingly wrong with their seven-year-old son. And goodwill is perverted when a not-so-nice family is hunted down by Krampus, the demonic anti-Santa Claus of Nordic mythology. Even Santa Claus himself is drawn into the horror when he has to fight off a horde of howling Zombie Elves before making his rounds. This Christmas, the creatures are stirring and they’re coming for you whether you’re naughty or nice.
Christmas is supposed to be happy, but not in this tale. I love the sound of an anti-Santa Claus, hopefully we will get a release date for this soon.