Christmas Horror Movies – A Ho Ho Ho List of Christmas Slashers…

So it’s that time of year again, the alcohol’s a flowing, the food’s in the oven and you’re in charge of entertainment. Here’s a list of a few movies that you should (and in some cases definitely shouldn’t) show your guests…

Black Christmas 1974

Possibly the best festive slasher of the bunch. It was most definitely the inspiration behind John Carpenter’s Halloween and runs that movie close. Not overly Xmassy, but incredibly scary. There’s a remake too, but this is the one you want

Don’t Open ’til Christmas123

Instead of having a killer dressed as Santa going around killing people, we get a masked maniac murdering peeps dressed in Santa suits. Confused? You will be… With more screenwriters than it has cast members, the film is an incoherent mess. Some fun gore and cheesy as you like sequences just salvage it

Deadly Little Christmas

Take the worst elements of recent slasher movies and wrap them up in a David Sterling overcoat. Better used as a beer coaster

Silent Night

To be honest, I didn’t think that they make them like this any more. Superb slasher movie that keeps you engaged from start to finish. Santa slashers are rarely as intimidating as this one. 

Psycho Santa

Like a twelve-year-old chocolate bar, this one has a wrapper that looks appealing. Once you get inside, it doesn’t take long for you to realise that it looks and tastes stale and sickly

Home For The Holidays

Originally produced as a TV movie, this stylish whodunit keeps you hooked due to some immense performances and solid mystery1234

Home Sick 2007

This one boasts peculiarity to rival its blood drenched death scenes, but manages to give enough Ingenuity to hold itself together. Not amongst the best Xmas slashers, but still worth a look

Silent Night Bloody Night 1972

The best Christmas movies definitely came during the seventies. SNBN keeps us the track record with a compelling mystery and some well-planned set-pieces. It looks dated now, but still packs a punch. It was re-jigged for the awful, Silent Night Bloody Night: Homecoming, which I urge you to avoid

Silent Night Deadly Night 1984

Extremely controversial upon its release, Deadly Night is one of the best psycho Santa suit slashers. It starts with more of a psychological edge, but soon moves onto some good ol’ slasher action.

Too All A Goodnight 1980

Campy, incoherent and cheesy as hell. To All a Goodnight is a bad movie, but that doesn’t seem to prevent it from providing some thrills. So bad it’s good? Yes, exactly…

  1. I think you forgot to put the name of the movie below Deadly Little Christmas (not Silent Night, the one with this description: “A highly controversial slasher offering that holds up well even today. It differentiates itself a bit from the rest by giving a psychological backstory to its antagonist. When the blood starts flowing though, it’s cold as ice.”)

  2. Also worth mentioning is P2 and the segments from Tales from the Crypt (1972) and the TV show!

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