Top o’ the season to you, darling listener. As sugar plums turn to ash in your mouth, let us present The Horror Movie Show, hosted by those jolly elves Jerry & Mark. Pour yourself a large bucket of eggnog (with something extra added, perhaps a splash of brandy, perhaps 50cc of spinal fluid).
The Hosts of Xmas Past first regale us with their tales of the mid-season finale of The Walking Dead, followed with a brief summary of the season ender for Z Nation. Nothing says Xmas quite like the shambling undead, which naturally leads us to the first holiday movie review.
Silent Night, Zombie Night (2009) is a modest effort written & directed by Sean Cain. Shot on a shoestring budget, it ranks right around the 2013 flick Krampus: The Christmas Devil, our second movie review. At least the latter has a worthwhile guest appearance by HMPod favourite Bill Oberst Jr.
Next up is the pretty good Dead End (2003), featuring the popular Lin Shaye (Insidious) & Ray Wise (Twin Peaks). As well as being a fine little Xmas Eve horror, it’s a holly-jolly road picture!
Don’t Open Till Christmas (1984) is a good old-fashioned British video nasty, complete with about a dozen Santas being butchered in suitably gruesome style. The equally mundane Elves (1989) follows. It stars Grizzly Adams himself, Dan Haggerty, as a down-on-his-luck drunken Santa caught up in a supernatural mix of Nazis, evil elves & incestuous grandfathers. Ho ho ho!
Finally, to add a bit of sweetness to this heaping platter of turkeys, is a bit of chitchat about holiday fave-rave The Nightmare Before Christmas. Masterminded by Tim Burton, the adventure of Jack Skellington & his pals from Halloween Town is fun for the whole family.
Merriest of Christmases from your pals at HMPod.com!