• Scrooged
  • Hobo with a Shotgun (2011)
  • Santa and the Ice Cream Bunny (1972)
  • Santa’s Slay (2005)
  • A Cadaver Christmas (2011)
Scrooged Hobo with a Shotgun (2011) Santa and the Ice Cream Bunny (1972) Santa’s Slay (2005) A Cadaver Christmas (2011)


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Scrooged is one of those “just can’t miss” films that came along with a fair amount of anticipation. Bill Murray seems to be perfect for playing the part of a Network Executive who robotically orchestrates his tasks, and that includes delegating who gets what Christmas present (VHS or a Towel). By now, we are all […]

Hobo with a Shotgun (2011)

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Hobo with a Shotgun was hardly an 80’s Action Movie since it was produced in 2011, but there was no reason that the 80’s format could not be used on this totally over the top bloodbath. If you don’t approve, take it up with Rutger Hauer. Yeah, that’s what I thought. Hobo with a Shotgun […]

Santa and the Ice Cream Bunny (1972)

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After visiting the Grand Canyon and Hoover Dam, we swung south to catch some of the historic Route 66 and the Mother Road museum in Kingman Arizona. Before we left we had visited Mr. D’s, a famous retro Route 66 burger and soda joint. I ordered and ate their huge cheeseburger and fries, the cheeseburger […]

Santa’s Slay (2005)

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The opening scene was wonderfully gory and camp, and it was the best scene in the movie. The Goldberg Santa, after cooling his heels for 1,000 years, was ready to rock, roll, and kill. He went down the chimney of a random rich folks’ house and proceeded for no apparent reason, to toss the little […]

A Cadaver Christmas (2011)

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Tagline: Never leave a mess unclean Ho-Ho-Ho. What is Christmas without cadavers, Zombies, blood, guts and mayhem? No, I’m not talking about Black Friday at Wal-Mart, I’m talking about this wonderful movie, A Cadaver Christmas. How perfectly fitting to celebrate the upcoming sacred holiday by watching Zombies, instead of arguing over Starbucks Cups? I mean, […]

Elves (1989)

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  After watching Santa Claus (1959) and reviewing it, I was confident that things could not get any worse. With Santa’s Slay in the wings, I felt compelled to endure some other genuinely horrible movies, and it wasn’t long until I found and watched Elves. This miscarriage is available free on YouTube and it would […]

Scrooge (1935)

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  While the Alastair Sim version of A Christmas Carol (1951) is still the B&W standard bearer for the genre, this lesser known version again brings us back to the dark, creepy and scary aspect of this timeless story. Sir Seymour Hicks was a consummate Scrooge, so bent over, joyless, disagreeable and Ruthless, that we […]

A Christmas Carol (1938)

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  At Ruthless, we have our heroes, the Arnolds, the Kinskis and Herzogs, but one of our favorite unspoiled characters is that of one Ebeneezer Scrooge. We love him for what he was, not what he was to become; another casualty of religious guilt and coercion. This 1938 version originally cast Lionel Barrymore, but health […]



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Ruthless Recommendations- 29 Horror Movies for Children available for streaming on Netflix, Amazon Prime, or YouTube


29 Child-Acceptable Scary Films available for streaming on Netflix, Amazon Prime, and YouTube I may have a skewed sense of what is child-appropriate, but these movies do not contain any great amount of violence or sexual content, and as such, might qualify for being spooky, but not traumatizing. Children do want to be scared sometimes, […]