Krampus (2015)

Film Title

Krampus (2015)

Synopsis

Krampus will make you re-think what you wish for as he brings his hellish toys to spoil Christmas

Director

Michael Doughtery

Cast

Emjay Anthony
Adam Scott
Tony Collette
Krista Stadler
Conchata Ferrell
Allison Tolman
David Koechner
Luke Hawker (Krampus)

Krampus (2015) is the second Christmas Horror movie involving this horned Christmas Devil that I have reviewed this season. I must admit that the old boy is starting to grow on me. Krampus is the mythological half-goat, half-human, who is the Yuletide equivalent of the floggings will continue until morale improves. This Christmas anti-Santa is […]

Bad Santa 2 (2016)

Film Title

Bad Santa 2 (2016)

Synopsis

The Lollipop Guild meets Misery and broad-beamed women

Director

Mark Waters

Cast

Billy Bob Thornton
Kathy Bates
Tony Cox
Christina Hendricks
Brett Kelly
Jenny Zigrino
Octavia Spencer

Bad Santa 2 (2016) The original Bad Santa was a hilarious gut-punch to everything traditionally Christmas, from the nauseating movie It’s a Wonderful Life to Santa’s plastic reindeer. Bad Santa 2 was just a 13 year later gut-punch to the viewer, one that no one needed. Sequels, especially much delayed sequels are always suspect, but […]

A Christmas Horror Story (2015)

Film Title

A Christmas Horror Story (2015)

Synopsis

An anthology of Christmas Eve horror stories are narrated by William Shatner.

Director

Grant Harvey

Cast

William Shatner
George Buza
Rob Archer (Krampus)
Corrine Conley
Zoe De Grand Maison
Shannon Kook
Alex Ozerov
Jeff Clarke



A Christmas Horror Story (2015) Yes, I know, it is only November and our readers might hate me for this, but I’m doing it anyway. Since I’ve already seen my first Black Friday ad I gave myself the go-ahead to start on this years Christmas Reviews. This year will be more challenging than ever as […]

(Un Conte de Nol) A Christmas Tale (2008)

Film Title

(Un Conte de Nol) A Christmas Tale (2008)

Synopsis

The need for a bone marrow transplant unites a family just in time for Christmas

Director

Arnaud Desplechin

Cast

Catherine Deneuve
Jean-Paul Roussillin
Anne Consigny
Emile Berling
Mathieu Amalric
Melvil Poupaud

In A Christmas Tale, the family deals with their defeats with sublime acquiescence, as though marching to the guillotine with a bottle of vodka in hand.

The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)

Film Title

The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)

Synopsis

Jack Skellington cannot resist the urge to try to upgrade his personal holiday after witnessing ChristmasTown

Director

Henry Selick and written by Tim Burton

Cast

Danny Elfman
Chris Sarandon
Catherine O'Hara
William Hickey
Glenn Shadix
Paul Reubens
Ken Page

The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993) What can you possibly expect from a movie that was made before CGI, a musical, and one that features stop motion animation? A dazzling masterpiece, that’s what. Tim Burton’s Nightmare Before Christmas is a Halloween-Christmas hybrid that is wildly original and infinitely watchable. The cinematography, sound track, and yes, the […]

The ABCs OF CHRISTMAS

The ABC’s OF CHRISTMAS Alcohol– Face it, whether it be the vilest Kosher Wine, Grandmas 90 proof eggnog or just the familiar handle of Jack Daniels, you cannot get through this period without it. Besides, its the biggest holiday of the year, so you can get hammered with a minimum of repercussions. Raise a glass…to […]

The Santa Clause (1994)

Film Title

The Santa Clause (1994)

Synopsis

Disturbed man kills Santa to take reins of a North American child slave sweat shop

Director

John Pasquin

Cast

Tim Allen
Judge Reinhold
Wendy Crewson
Eric Lloyd
David Krumholtz

Throughout my life, and in the last few years reviewing movies at Ruthless, there have been few things that have actually terrified me. After watching The Santa Clause (1994), I noticed that there are actually two sequels to this movie. That is terrifying. I would say that I have no words, but actually I do, […]

Jack Frost (1997)

Film Title

Jack Frost (1997)

Synopsis

A serial killer becomes an abominable toxic avenger snowman

Director

Michael Cooney

Cast

Scott MacDonald
Christopher Allport
Stephen Mendel
F. William Parker
Brian Leckner
Kelly Jean Peters
Rob LaBelle

Jack Frost (1997) is a Christmas horror movie that has the distinction of having the worst fake snow in the history of cinematography. Unfortunately, that is the only normal distinction that this “movie” has, and I use the word “movie” in a theoretical sense only. Yes, this is a cult classic and for sheer campiness, […]

Santa With Muscles (1996)

Film Title

Santa With Muscles (1996)

Synopsis

I simply refuse

Director

John Murlowski

Cast

Hulk Hogan
Don Stark
Ed Begley Jr.
Robin Curtis
Garrett Morris
Aria Noelle Curzon
Adam Wylie
Clint Howard

Bad, bad, bad, BAD. With the possible exception of Santa and the Ice Cream Bunny, Santa With Muscles (1996) is not only the worst Christmas movie ever made, but it is one of the worst that could be made…ever. Weighing in at a whopping 2.4 at IMDB and ranked in the bottom 100 movies of […]

It’s Christmas, Carol! (2012)

Film Title

It's Christmas, Carol (2012)

Synopsis

Yet another modern rendition of the Dicken’s classic

Director

Michael Scott

Cast

Emmanuelle Vaugier
Carrie Fisher
Olivia Cheng
Tygh Runyan
Patti Allen
Chelah Horsdal
Rebbecca Davis

It’s Christmas, Carol! (2012) is yet another made for TV rendition of the Dickens classic. I had just about given up on Hallmark as some (most) of their Christmas programming is absolutely dreadful. I’d rather go visit the local church and attend their services than watch most of the family and God crap on that […]