– (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.
– (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.
– (2018) – Troubled young women performing community service on Christmas Eve end up working in the house of a killer. Gets off to an atrocious start, as a few characters are obnoxious beyond belief, but eventually settles into a dull rhythm of mediocrity. Horror doesn’t hit until after the hour mark, which doesn’t help matters.
– (2018) – Orphans at odds with each other eventually face off against a demon who’s bent on wiping out humans. Has some horror activity toward the end, but getting there is troublesome and not worth the wait. The editing is flimsy, the acting isn’t on par with the era, and the pace is abominably slow.
– (2016) – Kris Kringle and his demonic brother punish bad kids and those who intend to stop them. If the intentions were to create a film with no excitement, no character worth caring about, and no reason to follow up the previous dud, then this succeeds admirably. Anyone looking for a film with a purpose and a pulse should look elsewhere.
– (2017) – A group of college friends explore a house where someone in a Santa mask stalks them. Begins with a sense of fun, but quickly loses its footing thanks to a complete lack of blood and suspense. It’s short, but suffers from lousy killer reveals and a sort-of-creepy song that plays too often.