Well, it’s the holiday season and all the kids are taking out their pens and paper to write a list to Santa of all the different toys and objects they want. I remember my first Christmas present I wanted… a bicycle. Yes, it’s very cliché but I wanted one so bad after I learned how to balance on one. So this year I decided to go back to my childhood, like I almost always do, and write a Christmas list of my own. No, it’s not a list of things that I want considering I don’t know if I will like them or not, but rather a list of Christmas themed movies that I would like to see before the year over. I’ve been a pretty decent person this year (*fingers crossed*) so hopefully Santa Claws will deliver me some evil this year.
1) Silent Night, Bloody Night (1974) – A mysterious person is going around taking revenge on people for something that happened on Christmas 40 years ago. Apparently it’s more of a mystery than a horror movie but it was one of the few movies that sparked the 80s horror craze.
2) Night Train Murders (1975) – Described as an Italian rip-off of the controversial Last House on the Left. Two female college students head home for the holidays on a train, until they are violently assaulted by a group of criminals. However, things go downhill for the assaulters when they run into one of the girl’s father.
3) To All A Good Night (1980) – During the Christmas break an all girl’s school host a party while the dean is away. They’ll have boys, fun, sex and probably booze. Well, everything is going fine until a killer starts taking couples out. With the police useless, could all of this be because of a girl who killed during an initiation prank?
4) Don’t Open Till Christmas (1984) – A psychopath is roaming around London hunting down and killing people dressed up as Santa. Now, a detective must solve the case before it’s too late but his only lead is from a very suspicious reporter.
That’s my short and sweet Christmas list. I have no intention of seeing any of the Silent Night, Deadly Night sequels but a lot of the other Christmas films sound pretty intriguing. I just hope that I can find these this year and enjoy a little bit of the grim holiday spirit. Hopefully Santa will get my letter and give me a stocking full of horror movies this year. I can only hope. If worst comes to worse, he’ll probably give me a cheap stocking stuffer like Santa’s Slay or Santa Claws.