All the Creatures Were Stirring

★½☆☆ – (2018) – Anthology of five stories that focus on a twisted office party, demon knights, yuletide psychosis, a vengeful reindeer, and an alternate reality. The black box theater setup is different, but the stories themselves are bland and uninspiring. Most stories have no resolution, making this feel like a collection of thrown away ideas.

The Elf

★½☆☆ – (2017) – A toy elf terrorizes an extremely small family to finish some sort of mischievous cycle.  Despite showing signs of life toward the end, getting there is a total drag mainly because no actor seems eager to be working on this project.  A drab experience with horror inclusions that could easily be avoided.

Truth or Dare

★☆☆☆ – (2018) – A group of college friends play a harmless game that ultimately leads to demonic mischief.  A silly and bland blend of It Follows and Final Destination that never amounts to much in drama, characters, or horror.  The smirking gets old fast and, like the rest of the movie, can’t go away soon enough.

Elves (2018)

★☆☆☆ – (2018) – People added to a naughty list are picked off by those possessed by a toy elf. Begins with a scene featuring the worst child actors ever put to film, and somehow gets worse from there. An incoherent mess with unfocused advancements, pitiful murders, and irritating smirks that rip off Truth or Dare. Absolutely miserable.