post_page_cover

The Title Says It All

Jan 6, 2023

It’s bloody, and it’s about Christmas. What more do you need?

Christmas Bloody Christmas makes two promises in its title: it’s going to be about Christmas, and it’s going to be bloody. It succeeds on both fronts to create a fun, fast-paced Christmas horror that is all style, very little substance – but when it works this well, it’s totally fine.

Christmas Bloody Christmas open with a few fun, fake Christmas-themed commercials, including one for Robo Santa Plus, promised to be a replacement for drunk, grabby mall Santas. Proudly made by a defense contractor, and in stores now! The main characters Tori (Riley Dandy), an indie record shop owner, and her employee Robbie (Sam Delich), are drunk on Christmas and the pair drops off some whiskey at the local toy store, where they find their friends Lahna (Dora Madison) and Jay (Jonah Ray) having an after-hours fuck-fest. After a quick stop at the toy store, Tori and Robbie head to the bar, drink the place closed, and drive back to Tori’s house, where they continue drinking and add some sex to their Christmas activities.
COLLIDER VIDEO OF THE DAY
To no one’s surprise (well, to none of the audience’s surprise), Robo Santa (Abraham Benrubi) comes to life in the toy store, finds a fire axe, and takes it to Lahna and Jay. He then stomps out of the store, somehow picks up on Tori’s scent, and follows her home, stopping first to slaughter the family in the obnoxiously decorated house next door. From there, it’s a bloodbath.

RELATED: ‘Violent Night’ Review: A Bloody and Brutal Christmas Classic Is Born

There’s not much else to Christmas Bloody Christmas, but it does live up to its name. The characters aren’t deep, there’s basically no plot, and we maybe could’ve used a bit more backstory or information on the Robo Santa Plus. Why would a defense contractor create something like that for commercial use? A vague news report mentions that they were “failing” at large; did something cause it to become defective? Were Robo Santas going on killing rampages around the country? That seems like an entirely missed plot opportunity, but that isn’t the point of the story.

Riley Dandy does well as the Final Girl. She might curse a little bit too much, to the point of seeming unrealistic, but she is a worthy adversary to Robo Santa. Abraham Benrubi is virtually unrecognizable and underused as Robo Santa, as he doesn’t utter a word and just stomps around killing.

Christmas Bloody Christmas is the perfect viewing for a Christmas party. There is no plot to follow, just people being slaughtered by a huge killer Santa Claus. Director Joe Begos keeps the dialogue fast-paced, with plenty of cursing, and lots of fun insider references to horror movies that will keep diehards entertained—like a debate between which is better, Pet Semetary 1 or 2, and a reference to the Christmas album from the Tales From the Crypt’s Cryptkeeper. Everything in Christmas Bloody Christmas is soaked in neon lights for that festive holiday look, so it’s perfect for rowdy, drunk Christmas party viewing. In fact, watching Christmas Bloody Christmas alone and sober probably does this movie a disservice.

Rating: B-

Christmas Bloody Christmas will have a limited theatrical run, and will stream on Shudder beginning December 9.

Disclaimer: This story is auto-aggregated by a computer program and has not been created or edited by filmibee.
Publisher: Source link

YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE
JoJo Siwa Shares A Chaotic 21st Birthday Video

The "Karma" singer celebrated her 21st birthday on May 19, and — like the juxtaposition of her evolving personas — it appeared to be pure chaotic fun. Axelle / FilmMagic, Aliah Anderson / WireImage Disclaimer: This story is auto-aggregated by…

May 26, 2024

Beauties Love Millie Bobby Brown’s Florence by Mills Pimple Patches

We independently selected these deals and products because we love them, and we think you might like them at these prices. E! has affiliate relationships, so we may get a commission if you purchase something through our links. Items are…

May 26, 2024

Prison Break Sarah Wayne Callies Talks Co-Star Spit Incident

Prison Break Sarah Wayne Callies Talks Co-Star Spit Incident Sarah Wayne Callies candidly opened up about the “rampant misogyny” she faced while being “the only woman around” during her time on the TV show Prison Break. "I could not have…

May 25, 2024

J.Crew, Michael Kors & More

When is Memorial Day 2024? Memorial Day falls on May 27, 2024. When do Memorial Day sales start? You can shop all Memorial Day Weekend. Or you can get a jump start with some early deals you can shop today.…

May 25, 2024