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12 Scariest Christmas Themed Horror Movies of All Time

Devan Sagliani | 18 Dec 2015 12:00
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4 - Silent Night, Bloody Night (1972)

Silent Night, Bloody Night was directed by Theodore Gershuny. It stars Patrick O'Neal along with a bunch of former Warhol superstars including Mary Woronov, Ondine, Candy Darling, Kristen Steen, Tally Brown, Leweis Love, Jack Smith, and Susan Rothenberg. They shot it all in Oyster Bay, Long Island, New York.

The movie is about a serial killer on the loose on Christmas Eve. Like most older movies it's kooky but fun. If you're not familiar with pop art or Warhol ask your grandparents. They'll remember.

5 - Jack Frost (1997)

There simply aren't words for some of the brilliant moments in Jack Frost, the story of a killer snowman. When a truck carrying a condemned serial killer collides with truck full of genetic materials a bloodthirsty ice demon is born! He's like Frosty's psychotic cousin who can't be killed. Naturally the first thing on his agenda is to find the man who finally caught him and take his revenge on him and his family.

But don't laugh! Because even though the horror comedy only managed to get a 7% on Rotten Tomatoes it gained enough of a following to spawn a terrible, terrible sequel. That doesn't mean it isn't fun to watch!

6 - A Cadaver Christmas (2011)

The dark work of a deranged scientist in the cadaver lab on Christmas unites a cop, his perp, a janitor, a bartender and the town drunk to stave off an army of newly arisen corpses hell bent on converting the living into new recruits for the damned.

Director Joe Zerull brings his zany and macabre vision to life with subtle nods to cult classics Re-Animator and Frankenhooker. Die hard horror aficionados will appreciate the timing, humor, and above all else the gore of this Christmas themed fright flick.

7 - Silent Night, Zombie Night (2009)

It's almost Christmas but for one cop in Los Angeles there's not much to celebrate. In fact he's on the brink of leaving both his wife and his partner when, wouldn't you know it, the zombie apocalypse breaks out! Now he's trapped with the two people he hates more than anything in the world as the undead menace closes in.

Silent Night, Zombie Night is chock full of zombie goodness with an extra serving of gore for good measure.

8 - Black Christmas (1974)

This 1974 Canadian independent psychological slasher film was directed by Bob Clark and stars Olivia Hussey, Keir Dullea, Margot Kidder, Andrea Martin, Marian Waldman and John Saxon. The story follows a group of sorority sisters who keep receiving threatening phone calls before being stalked and butchered by a deranged killer hiding in the attic.

Originally panned by critics for its gratuitous violence it later received positive reviews and developed a cult following. Many horror fans now label it one of the original slasher movies. In 2006 the director produced a remake but you'll wanna stick to the original if you know what's good for you.

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