By Paul Grammatico
It is now the season where families come together, have holiday dinners, playing seasonal music, exchanging various gifts, make merry with others, and; of course, Santa Claus. In the current environment we reside in as lockdown is required this holiday, I hope the situations above will return in 2021.
Getting back to the man in the red suit; in many parts of America, Mr. Claus is considered a jolly man who gives presents to ‘good’ children and ‘bad’ children get coal in their stockings. Films in the United States view Santa and everything that surrounds him as being good. This was exemplified in such classic films as Miracle on 34th Street (1947, 1994) and The Santa Clause (1994).
But in 1984, Tri-Star pictures flipped the script on Santa by creating Silent Night, Deadly Night; turning the iconic man of Christmas into a killer and would birth a slew of numerous evil/killer Santa films that are still going strong nearly four decades later.
Directed by Steven Villenueve (Under The Scares), ‘HAIL TO THE DEADITES’ is a brand-new documentary about the fans of the EVIL DEAD films and explores the classic franchise’s undying and ever-growing popularity. The film features interviews with ‘Evil Dead’ franchise cast/crew including Bruce Campbell, Ted Raimi, Betsy Baker, Theresa Tilly, Ellen Sandweiss, Richard DeManincor, Tom Sullivan, Dan Hicks, Kassie Wesley DePaiva, Sarah Berry, Rick Domeier & Bill Moseley; although the film centres on a group of hardcore ‘deadites’ from around the world.
To Your Last Death is a foray into animated horror from director Jason Axinn and written by Tanya Klein & Jim Cirile.
With Halloween at the end of the month, we have compiled the perfect list of our favourite spooky films to get you in the mood for tricks and treats !
Horror Month – June 2015
We spoke with horror legend Bill Moseley known for his role as Choptop Sawyer in The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2. He has had many other notable roles in horror including House of 1000 Corpses, The Devil’s Rejects, Halloween (2007) with Rob Zombie and Sam Raimi’s Army of Darkness.
” I loved and was terrified! by the original Texas Chainsaw Massacre”
Written by Lewis Mainwaring
This Limited Edition (Nov 2013) release by Arrow Films (10,000 copies) of the 1986 horror classic The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 is the sequel to the 1974 iconic movie The Texas chainsaw Massacre.
Tagged lined ‘The Buzz is Back’ this second installment of the franchise sees the Sawyer clan relocated from their family home and on a killing spree in an abandoned amusement park.
The original film poster is a parody of the 1985 film The Breakfast Club.
Chainsaw-wielding maniac Leatherface (Bill Johnson) is up to his cannibalistic ways once again, along with the rest of his twisted clan, including the equally disturbed Chop-Top (Bill Moseley). This time, the masked serial killer has set his sights on pretty disc jockey Vanita “Stretch” Brock (Caroline Williams), who teams up with Texas law-man Lefty Enright (Dennis Hopper) to battle the psychopath and his family deep within their lair.