Oh what fun! A Christmas Horror Story is a horror anthology, combining 4 stories in one. To start with you have William Shatner on the radio. This sets you up for the kind of movie it is, humorous and a little tongue in cheek. The first story consists of teenagers investigating the murder of another teenager, a year ago in the basement of their school…then they find themselves locked in. The second story is of a couple and their child who go looking for a Christmas tree and decide to trespass on land to get one. The little boy goes missing. The third story is a family down on their luck and Krampus comes a-calling. The fourth story was probably our favourite, where Santa battles zombie elves.
While some of the stories lack originality, I mean zombie elves! That’s a new one for me. Some of the gore is cheesy and special effects rubbery in places. However, it was such fun. My son was rooting for Santa against the elves. There were several WTF moments. It was Christmasy and gory and didn’t take itself too seriously. However, the actors were great for the most part so it didn’t fall into a farce, there was enough serious and horror moments to hold it up.
It was a great start to a Christmas horror marathon. Definitely give it a watch. 8/10.