This December we’re ushering out 2015 in a new way. Join us as we count down 31 Days Of Awesome and give you something new to do, see, make, eat, or buy every day in December. For those who want a little dash of macabre to go hand-in-hand with their merry, this instalment of Holiday Awesome is for you!
The holidays are normally all about good feelings and good graces, but when it comes to these five flicks with silent nights, killer Santas, anonymous callers, you better watch out…
Christmas Evil (1980)
Often regarded as one of the greatest (ho, ho,) ho-rror/Christmas mashups, Christmas Evil tells the story of Harry Stadling, who was traumatized as a child when he found out Santa was not real. Fast forward 33 years later, Harry has a nervous breakdown, becomes convinced that he is Santa, then sets out on a murderous rampage, terrorizing the town while dressed as jolly ol’ Saint Nick. Watch a trailer here.
Black Christmas (1974)
You may have seen the loose 2006 remake of this movie, but when it comes to film, similar to vintage dresser and gourmet cheese, the older, the better. Over the Christmas break, a group of sorority sisters become the victims of a psychotic killer. The screenplay, written by Canadian Roy Moore, is actually based on a series of murders that happened in Montreal. See the trailer here.
Don’t Open Till Christmas (1984)
This horror film flips the script on killer Santa—Don’t Open Till Christmas’ villain kills anyone in a Santa suit. This movie will dwindle your Christmas spirit faster than shopping mall crowds, international shipping costs and day-old fruitcake. Watch the trailer here.
Silent Night, Deadly Night (1984)
After witnessing his parents being murdered as a young boy, Billy Chapman endures a tumultuous childhood at the hands of an abusive orphanage run by nuns. As an adult, Billy, traumatized by his past experiences, becomes a axe-wielding killer. See the trailer here.
Billy Peltzer recieves a seemingly adorable pet called a Mogwai for Christmas from his father. But after breaking the rules of caring for it, Billy accidentally unleashes a horde of destructive, evil and furry little monsters who terrorize the town.Watch the trailer here.
The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
And of course, for the faint of heart, you can always seek solace in Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas. Follow the misguided Jack Skellington, the beloved pumpkin king of Halloweentown, on his discovery of Christmas, Christmastown and the Sandy Claws and see the trailer here.
Want more scary St. Nick? Check out Space’s list of the scariest Santas in cinema!