Another Top 10 Christmas Themed Horror Movies!

We posted a Top 10 Christmas Themed Horror Movie list on December 23rd 2013. You can read that article here. At the time we thought it was pretty comprehensive but four years later having watched a lot more we’ve decided to do another!

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Yes, there really are more. So here are Another Top 10 Christmas Horror Movies!


10 – To All A Good Night (1980)

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A Christmas slasher that has a lot in common with the likes of Black Christmas/Silent Night, Deadly Night. In that a group of sorority girls & their boyfriends are attacked by a killer dressed as Santa Claus.

It’s not going to go down as a classic thanks to poor lighting & awkward acting but the kills are fun & imaginative. There isn’t much in the way of tension & absolutely no scares but the finale is fine if unsurprising. A few too many dull moments stop To All a Good Night being a great film but for the most part it’s worth watching if you’re trying to see all the classic Christmas horrors.

Check out our full review here.

9 – Jack Frost 2: Revenge of the Mutant Killer Snowman (1997)

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The first movie wasn’t exactly a classic but it was silly fun (read our review here). This sequel ups the absurdity to even higher levels but with good effects & a returning cast, it manages to be a decent enough sequel.

Jack’s back but the anti-freeze that killed him has no mutated him giving him even more powers! If you enjoy bad puns, cheesy acting & over the top death sequences that make no sense then you’ll have a blast!

Check out our full review here.

8 – Silent Night, Deadly Night 5: The Toy Maker (1991)

The fifth & final Silent Night, Deadly Night movie in the franchise is a stand alone movie that bears no resemblance to the first three movies. However it can at least be linked to them by the use of a killer dressed as Santa.

As horror movies go, it’s not too bad. The story makes sense & it pays off in style.

Check out our full review here.

7 – A Cadaver Christmas (2011)

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Zombies & Christmas…not always something that goes well together. There have been very few seasonal zombie flicks & considering the state of the zombie sub-genre it’s hard to get excited when one does turn up.

A Cadaver Christmas is about zombies but in a surprising turn of events, it’s actually a good movie.

Check out our full review here.

6 – Good Tidings (2016)

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Good Tidings is a gritty & grim Christmas-related horror where a group of homeless people come under attack from three crazed men dressed as Santa Claus.

Good Tidings gets a lot right. The characters are decent, the actors good, it’s violent, gory & the grimy abandoned court-room is a cool looking environment. It’s a solid horror with enough enjoyable characters/actors & violence to hold your attention.

Check out our full review here.

5 – Silent Night, Deadly Night 4: Initiation (1990)

The 4th movie in the Silent Night, Deadly Night franchise is a complete departure from the continuous story of the first 3 films. It drops the killer Santa stories of the previous films. Instead going with a witch related horror with very little actual Christmas links. In fact, the only link to the holiday really is the setting.

When held up against the last two films in the series, Silent Night, Deadly Night 4: Initiation is a classic, almost as good as the original.

Check out our full review here.

4 – All Through the House (2015)

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All Through the House is a silly, tongue in cheek gore-fest of a Christmas slasher horror. A throwback to 80’s horror but with much improved visuals, All Through the House has a simple setup. A psycho dressed in a Santa outfit is going to house to house on a quiet suburban neighbourhood slaughtering those inside.

Well-paced & with a twist that, while not particularly well hidden, is still a lot of fun.

Check out our review here.

3 – Better Watch Out (2017)

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Better Watch Out (also known as Safe Neighbourhood) starts off as a familiar & solid enough Christmas slasher that turns into a fun, silly horror romp with gleeful amounts of gore.

A basic home-invasion horror initially, the movie takes an unexpected & dark turn that vastly improves what you’re watching. It takes its time to get going but when it does it’s a very well thought out movie. One that is lifted to greatness thanks to the excellent acting & many inventive takes on classic Christmas stuff.

Check out our review here.

2 – Dead End (2003)

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A minimalistic film, on Christmas Eve the Harrington family are driving to Frank’s (Ray Wise) mothers for an annual get together. Wanting to stay awake he decides to take a different route, down a long & dark road. One that just seems to keep going…

Dead End is a fantastic horror film. One with just the smallest Christmas hints to add a slight festive feel to it. Not that it matters really as it doesn’t add or detract from the overall experience. There is so much to enjoy here, from the incredible acting to the oppressive environment.

Check out our full review here.

1 – Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale (2010)

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Rare Exports sees a research team uncovering an ancient burial mound deep within Korvatunturi in Lapland. Something has been buried for centuries down there, something evil that time has forgotten & romanticised.

Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale is one of the best Christmas horrors to be released ever. The story is thrilling, interesting & exciting. Twists & turns along the way keep you constantly on your toes & the excellent cast keep you invested. It’s a surprisingly smart take on Santa Claus & Christmas, one that doesn’t come across as a parody even though it has some well-placed humorous moments.

Check out our full review here.


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