Friday, December 23, 2011

9 Must See Christmas Horror Short Films!

Have you either already seen every Christmas themed horror movie there is to see or just aren't gonna have the time between last minute shopping, wrapping gifts and spending time with your family these next two days to sit down and watch any of them? Have no fear, you can still get your fill of holiday horrors on the quick. Check out nine short Christmas horror films that won't take up too much of your time, but are totally worth the time they will eat up!



MY NAME IS KRIS KRINGLE - DREW DAYWALT

Master of abbreviated horrors Drew Daywalt fills your stocking with holiday fear in this short, which sees Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3's Leatherface, R.A. Mihailoff, as an evil blood covered Santa Claus whose naughty list you do not want to end up on!



TREEVENGE - JASON EISENER

Before he introduced us to the Hobo With A Shotgun, Jason Eisener showed us the horrors of being a pine tree around Christmas time with Treevenge, a short which sees Christmas trees finally banding together to exact their bloody revenge on those who chop them up and display them in their homes!



THE WINTER STALKER - STEPHEN REEDY

He watches you while you sleep. He'll punish you if you're naughty. He breaks into your house on Christmas morning. There's no denying that there's something inherently creepy about Santa Claus, whether he means well or not. Stephen Reedy teams with artist Alex Pardee to brilliantly tap into that fear with this one!



FATHER CHRISTMAS - KIAL NATALE

Three siblings uncover a dark family secret in this unsettling Christmas tale, which manages to make your skin crawl without showing you a thing.



A CHRISTMAS TREAT - TIM SULLIVAN

Before he became a household name among genre fans, 2001 Maniacs director Tim Sullivan made this short back in 1985, when he was just 19 years old. The four minutes of terror, centering around a young boy who gets the surprise of his life on Christmas morning, nabbed Sullivan the Fangoria Short Film Search award that year!



A VERY ZOMBIE HOLIDAY - SEAN BECKER

Adam Green's wife Rileah Vanderbilt and her gang of hot geeky chicks who call themselves Team Unicorn star in this faux instruction video, wherein the gals teach you how to survive the holidays during a zombie apocalypse. Remember parents, ammunition makes a great stocking stuffer!



CHRISTMAS NIGHTMARES 2 : HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS - ROGUES HOLLOW PRODUCTIONS & BEYOND THE GRAVE PRODUCTIONS

We've all unwrapped some pretty awful gifts on Christmas morning, but I think these two kids have got us all beat. This superior sequel to last year's short was made by/for Christmas Nightmares, a website which sets its sights on infusing Halloween style horrors into the Christmas season!



RARE EXPORTS INC - JALMARI HELANDER


Rare Exports began its life as this seven minute short, which was years later expanded into the full length film that you've hopefully seen and fallen in love with by now. If you haven't yet seen it you might want to avoid this, as it spoils a good bit of the plot of the film. Also avoid if you can't handle old man balls flopping freely about.



TERRY GILLIAM - THE CHRISTMAS CARD


We wrap things up (get it?!) with something a little different, a dark holiday card brought to life by a pre-Monty Python Terry Gilliam, back in 1968. Made for the British TV show Do Not Adjust Your Set, the cut out animation from the budding filmmaker showcases the twisted sense of humor we'd soon after come to know and love!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

How kick ass are these ?!?!?!?! Thanks man !!!