Now I have a killer Santa slasher on the list with “To All a Goodnight” (1980); a truly bad little horror film that I simply find truly enjoyable. It fits well within the genre I’ve been covering for the past two weeks of Cult-Christmas classics.
The ultimate Cult-Christmas flick belongs to a movie that’s simply titled “Black Christmas” (1974). A low-budget Canadian effort that didn’t receive much fanfare when initially released; it has gained near immortal status among horror buffs ever since and for many viewers, like myself, it’s required viewing every holiday season.
Like most film lovers I have a batch of Christmas movies I watch to get me in the mood. These include the classics like; „It‘s a Wonderful Life“ (1946), „A Christmas Story“ (1983), „Christmas Vacation“ (1989) and such. But November has evolved into the month where the dark side of Christmas is explored with a few Cult-Christmas flicks. They‘re not all good but they are pretty much unmissable this time of year in my household.
Michael Myers is back! After all; it‘s the 40th anniversary of the most influential slasher film and there hasn‘t been a sequel since Rob Zombie‘s „Halloween II“ (2009) nine years ago. But the Michael Myers who‘s back may surprise those who have little to no knowledge of the franchise‘s complicated history of reboots, alternete universes and the like.