The ride is great, the destination a little less so.
Neither a turkey, nor a cracker - just pretty and fun This 2018 animated version of The Grinch has a runtime of 85-minutes and is directed by Yarrow Cheney and Scott Mosier. It is based on the Dr Seuss book "How the Grinch Stole Christmas", with this film version having a screenplay written by Michael… Continue reading The Grinch (2018) ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Don't eat yellow snow Remember the film about the snowman that comes to life? No, not the animated "Walking in the air" snowman, I mean the other one. No, not that friendly Michael Keaton re-animated as a nice snowman… the other one. The 1997 "Jack Frost" - you know, the killer snowman one. Written and… Continue reading Jack Frost (1997) ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
A genre bending film with promise that falls slightly short If you ever wondered what you get when you cross "Hollyoaks" (TV series), with "Nativity!" (2009), "High School Musical" (2006) and "Dawn of the Dead" (1978), then wonder no more - "Anna and the Apocalypse" is here. (I actually don't need to describe the film… Continue reading Anna and the Apocalypse (2017) ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
80s Christmas Horror cheesefest! A timeless classic - Boy gets pet, pet spawns evil monsters, boy and pet have to save town from evil monsters. A tale as old as time 😉 It's Christmas in Kingston Falls, a small town in America with kooky but lovable residents where nothing ever really happens. This Christmas is… Continue reading Gremlins (1984) ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
I saw Santa killing mum under the mistletoe This Christmas slasher film is an updated version of a 1974 film by the same title. This 2006 version is directed and written by Glen Morgan, with an additional writing credit for Roy Moore who wrote the screenplay to the 1974 original. Like it's 1974 predecessor, and… Continue reading Black Christmas (2006) ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Underappreciated cult classic which surely has to become a yearly tradition When families are forced to spend time together in close proximity at Christmas things often go wrong. People argue and tempers fray. Imagine then, if a Austro-Bavarian Christmas demon attacks your neighbourhood because it has been summoned due to the gloom emanating from your… Continue reading Krampus (2015) ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
One Tower, One Terrorist Plot, One Man. The bar by which other action films are judged. An outstanding action/thriller film from 1988, whose power still serves as a benchmark for which other action films to be judged by today. Directed by John McTiernan, with writing by Roderick Thorp, Jeb Stuart, and Steven E de Souza;… Continue reading Die Hard (1988) ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐