It’s Christmas Eve and fiery record store owner Tori Tooms just wants to get drunk and party, until the robotic Santa Claus at a nearby toy store goes haywire and makes her night more than a little complicated. Santa Claus begins a rampant killing spree through the neon drenched snowscape against a backdrop of drugs, sex, metal and violence, ultimately forcing Tori into a blood splattered battle for survival against the ruthless heavy metal Saint Nick himself.
Starring: Riley Dandy, Sam Delich, and Jonah Ray Rodrigues
Directed and written by: Joe Begos
“Christmas Bloody Christmas” might make for a good holiday jingle, but actually makes a killer Christmas themed horror movie. It’s Christmas Eve, and while most families are getting ready to open gifts, Tori (Riley Dandy) just wants to party the night away. She’s accompanied by a friend and fellow employee, Robbie (Sam Delich). As the night goes on the two grow closer and closer in conversations about all kinds of things. In typical horror fashion once the two hook up the terror kicks into full gear.
Apparently a company has sold some popular robotic Santas for the holiday season. Most stand in stores spreading their holiday cheer, but unfortunately for this small town they got one of the few that have malfunctioned. Now this animatronic Santa has come alive, and has its glowing eyes set on killing everyone in its path!
Instead of being a robot from the future, what if the Terminator was a killer robot Santa? This Santa will definitely have fans thinking of the Terminator by the time this one ends. It won’t use guns, but will prove to be hard to destroy. And those eyes…just bringing true fear to all of its victims. It won’t end until those eyes stop glowing.
As the audience gets to know Tori early on, they will know that she won’t go down without a fight. She’s a firecracker, and has no interesting in dying on this night. Animatronic Santa produces some good kills, but going head-to-head with Tori is fun to watch. It might not be equal to some Terminator action scenes, but they make the most of it.
“Christmas Bloody Christmas” is interested in truly making it a bloody Christmas. It doesn’t spend a whole lot of time explaining why the robot has gone nuts, and that’s alright. It’s here to kill, and will do so as long as those eyes are glowing. Tori and Robbie will keep the audience entertained just long enough. Then it will be time to watch the robot bring the gift of death to as many people as it can. With that, I give it 3.5 pools of blood.
In theaters and Shudder December 9th
More info at: http://promotehorror.com/2022/11/10/christmas-bloody-christmas-in-theaters-and-streaming-on-shudder-december-9/