Holiday Hell

★½☆☆ – (2019) – Anthology of five stories that focus on a masked killer, a killer doll, a killer dressed as Santa, a killer cult, and a wraparound involving a killer demon. Presents the gimmick of taking place on different holidays, but they can occur at any time since there’s virtually no holiday atmosphere in any segment, even the one with Santa. The tales themselves are either stale, dull, or rip-offs of superior films.

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Secret Santa

★★☆☆ – (2018) – A highly dysfunctional family turns to murder during a Christmas dinner party. Has plenty of violent zaniness, but the characters are so over the top in their regular deficiencies that their rise to insanity is barely noticed. Only the lead female comes close to commendable, as everyone else is repugnant out of the gate. Easy to get through, but once will do.

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Black Christmas (2019)

★★☆☆ – (2019) – Sorority girls women contend with all manner of wicked guys. A little too heavy handed on the feminist agenda, especially the super-lame dance scene, and as such feels like topical propaganda. The pace is quick though, which helps one get through a plot that is hardly original or instructive.

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All Through the House

★★☆☆ – (2015) – A killer dressed as Santa is mutilating men and women during the most festive time of year. While this does have holiday atmosphere and an abundance of murders, there’s a lack of overall creativity that renders this just another slasher. It’s better than most in that it moves fast and spills blood, but it’s still rather ordinary.

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Holidays

★★½☆ – (2016) – Anthology of six stories that focus on a bullied teen, an evil spawn, a resurrected creature, fertility rituals, a family search, female revenge, a virtual reality device, and dual murderers, all taking place on separate holidays. Though there are brushes with amateurism and silliness, there are also moments of shock and tension. Nothing stands out as a classic, as even the best tales have lackluster outcomes, but this is enjoyable straight through.

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Night Killer

★★☆☆ – (1990) – A woman is stalked by a serial killer who wears a rubber mask, punches through chests with a claw, and talks like Freddy Krueger. While the murders are okay, the drama is stale beyond belief while the dialog is nauseating. Not an entire chore to get through, but doesn’t leave a lasting impression.

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Inside (2016)

★½☆☆ – (2016) – A pregnant woman is stalked by a mysterious female who kills anyone in the way of her obtaining a baby. The first two thirds follow the basic pattern of the (vastly superior) original, while the new conclusion in nothing short of a travesty. Badly acted throughout, but the biggest crime is losing every single trace of the first film’s point by relying on a safe outcome. A waste.

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Anna and the Apocalypse

★★☆☆ – (2018) – A zombie outbreak forces high school students to face the trials and tribulations of a vicious world. Begins as an ambitious musical with a few catchy tunes, but gradually forgets to include songs and focuses too much on common zombie tropes and a useless human villain subplot. Hits a few high notes, but ends flat despite emotional strives.

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