Christmas Bloody Christmas (2022) Review

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Christmas Bloody Christmas (2022) Review

Horrorific content by n_degus on October 21st, 2022 | Movie Review | Slasher, Survival, Christmas, Female Revenge, Thriller, Christmas - Slasher, Revenge, Gore

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It's about a woman who just wants to get drunk and party on Christmas Eve but is forced to fight for her life when a robotic Santa Clause at a nearby toy store malfunctions and goes on an indiscriminate killing spree.

Christmas Bloody Christmas was directed by Joe Begos (VFW, Bliss, and The Mind's Eye)  and stars Riley DandySam DelichJonah RayDora Madison (Alone with You, VFW, and Exists), Jeff Daniel Phillips (Becoming, Satanic Panic, and The Ice Cream Truck), Abraham Benrubi (Like.Share.Follow., The Blackout), Jeremy Gardner (The Leech, After Midnight, and Fingers), Kansas Bowling (The Third Saturday in October Part V, Verotika), Graham Skipper (Dementia Part II, Downrange, and Bad Apples), and Joe Begos.

Christmas Bloody Christmas (2022) Review

Christmas horror movies are not as popular as Halloween horror movies, but there are still plenty of great ones. Christmas horror movies can take many forms, from home invasions to Satanic elves. The trope of the killer Santa has been used extensively in horror films, to the point where it's become quite clichéd. Something is unsettling about a figure like Santa being turned into a killer, but the trope has been used so often that it's lost its impact.

Director Joe Begos is known for his unique takes on horror genres, and his latest movie is no exception. In "Christmas Bloody Christmas," he reimagines the killer Santa stereotype as a robotic Terminator-like predator. This fresh take will thrill audiences looking for a new spin on the festive season. It's Joe Begos' best movie and one of the most thrilling Christmas horror movies in years. It's becoming a new tradition for gore fans during the holidays.

It's tough to believe that Christmas Bloody Christmas began as a Silent Night, Deadly Night remake – it feels more like a lost piece of '70s exploitation B-cinema. The movie has mock commercials during its introduction, which makes it feel like you're channel-surfing and randomly stumbled upon this crazy movie in the middle of the night. Begos' use of 16mm film stock and Steve Moore's score create an immersive experience that enhances the gruesome set pieces. Christmas Bloody Christmas is a tightly-paced movie that clocks in at under 90 minutes. It tells the story of one chaotic night and never overstays its welcome.

This is a horror movie, but it also establishes a charming will they/won't they dynamic between Tori and Robbie. These characters never stop drinking or getting high, even though they're constantly in danger. What if Santa was a robot? And what if that robot went rogue and started killing people? That's the premise of this holiday horror movie. Tori and Sam are two friends who spend their time chatting and mocking Christmas tropes and ranking metal albums and horror sequels. But when a malfunctioning RoboSanta+ starts killing people, they must fight for their lives. It's the perfect hangout film turned into the perfect horror movie. And these two friends are in for the fight of their lives.

One of the many joys of Christmas Bloody Christmas is that it's never too worried about plotting or suspending disbelief. A brand of robotic Santas is recalled within minutes of the movie's opening due to a series of bloody incidents. Why is that killer robot Santa stalking everyone? I have no clue. But who cares! Christmas Bloody Christmas is a tremendous under-siege film that keeps you gripped until the end. The final ten minutes are incredibly intense, so make sure you're prepared for a thrilling ride. The premise of this movie is gloriously ridiculous. The director reveres iconic killer Santa texts, like "And All Through the House" from Tales From the Crypt, but goes even further than any of those movies.

The horror and action set pieces throughout Christmas Bloody Christmas are creatively satisfying. However, this is also just a movie that's a delight to watch. The visuals are stunning, and the film is very well-crafted. Begos experimented with surreal rainbow visuals in his extended trip into Bliss, and many of the same neon tricks are present in VFW. Curiously, Bliss and VFW are relatively contained to limited environments. Still, Christmas Bloody Christmas allows itself a little more leeway when it could have just as quickly restricted itself to its toy store starting point. Begos sustains the same aesthetic as the movie throughout, even though he allows himself more freedom in this regard. Christmas Bloody Christmas never tries to do more than it can handle, but some of the most enjoyable scenes are ones where the storytelling doesn't feel restricted by the setting.

This horror film is full of bloody Christmas fun and exactly what its audience is looking for. It's got great visuals and plenty of gore, and director Riley Dandy is someone to watch out for. It's great to see how far Begos has come as a horror filmmaker, and we can't wait to see what he has in store for us next. If he ever decides to make a sequel to any of his movies, there are some entertaining franchise possibilities for the world of Christmas Bloody Christmas. Christmas Bloody Christmas is a wonderfully wicked film that will keep you hooked from beginning to end.

Worth Watching? 

I recommend this one if you want to watch a horror movie this Christmas.

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