Christmas Horror Story
B+ Sound: B+ Extras: C Film: B
Christmas themed horror anthology film? Why
you are bored of watching Hallmark Christmas movies or the usual
holiday classics, then you may want to give A Christmas Horror
Story (2015) a spin. Surprisingly watchable with high production
value, decent effects and acting, this surprise gem is pretty
impressive considering its modest budget. The film's segments are
directed by Grant Harvey, Steven Hoban, and Brett Sullivan.
begin with a war torn Santa who is readying up a reindeer in a
futuristic looking stable and we quickly cut to DJ Dan (William
Shatner) who is a radio DJ stuck pulling a long shift at the Bailey
Downs radio station charms and delights a local audience of listeners
during Christmas. During his broadcast a series of four stories are
witnessed: A group of teenagers break into their school to
investigate a murder that happened there a year ago, a couple that
discovers that their son might have something disturbingly wrong with
him, a greedy family finds that their attempts to ingratiate
themselves to a wealthy family member has brought about the wrath of
Krampus, and a zombie outbreak at Santa's workshop.
film is presented in 1080p high definition with a widescreen aspect
ratio of 1.85:1 and a English, lossless DTS-HD MA (Master Audio) 5.1
(48kHz, 24-bit) mix that looks and sounds fantastic. The colors are
bright and even throughout (being so crisp that it makes the low
budget CGI shots look corny, this is a fantastic transfer for a lower
are a little scarce with Bonus Trailers for other Image Releases.
would recommend this film to horror fans. I was surprised by how
much I enjoyed it. The film's highlight is most certainly the
storyline that takes place with Santa and his elves in the North Pole
that face off against Zombies.
James Harland Lockhart V