TO ALL A GOODNIGHT
1980, Park Circus, 87 min, USA, Dir: David Hess

The students of Calvin Finishing School for Girls are throwing a big Christmas party while the headmaster is away. However an uninvited guest dressed as Santa Claus has only one present to deliver: death. The directorial debut and swan song of cult film star David Hess (THE LAST HOUSE ON THE LEFT) is the very first Santa slasher, beating both CHRISTMAS EVIL and SILENT NIGHT, DEADLY NIGHT under the Christmas horror tree. It’s the perfect sleazy stocking stuffer that’ll put a little blood in your eggnog this holiday.


GET OUT
2017, Universal, 104 min, Dir: Jordan Peele

When Chris (Daniel Kaluuya), a young African-American man, visits his white girlfriend's (Allison Williams) family estate, he becomes ensnared in the more sinister, real reason for the invitation. At first, Chris reads the family's overly accommodating behavior as nervous attempts to deal with their daughter's interracial relationship, but as the weekend progresses, a series of increasingly disturbing discoveries lead him to a truth that he could have never imagined. This speculative thriller from writer-director Jordan Peele (“Key and Peele”) is equal parts gripping thriller and provocative commentary.


SILENT NIGHT, DEADLY NIGHT 5: THE TOY MAKER
1991, Lionsgate, 90 min, USA, Dir: Martin Kitrosser

An elderly toy maker, surreally played by Mickey Rooney, is creating Christmas presents with sinister surprises. Completely breaking away from the storylines of the previous installments, THE TOYMAKER takes the HALLOWEEN III approach to the franchise, offering something truly dark, subversive and unique.


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