Holiday Horror Movies to NOT Watch With Your Family | NowThis Nerd

– Happy Thanksgiving everyone I'm Moose

and there's no shortage of heart-warming holiday classics out there, but if you're looking for something a little less saccharine, we've got some recommendations to start to start your holiday season with a scare – Now that's what I call fowl play – So while your grandma's spreading conspiracy theories she found on social media, and your siblings are fighting over the Switch, why not cozy up with these extremely messed-up holiday horror movies to not watch with your family (chuckles) (cries out in pain) And since we're so close to turkey day, lets start off with "ThanksKilling" Everything thing you need to know about this ultra trashy, extremely low budget slasher flick is pretty much right on the cover

(squelching sounds) – Gobble gobble mother (beep) – It's one of those movies where the tag line was clearly thought up before the actual plot Which centers around turkey, with an ie An infernal fowl summoned to our world to wreck havoc on who else, a group of college kids home for the holidays – Daddy! You look different

– Oh – Oh, you got a hair cut – Yeah – "ThanksKilling" is extremely sleazy, campy and cheap It was made for only $3,500

But if you can get past the terrible puppet, and you have a strong stomach, it's certainly the most violent movie involving killer turkeys since "Jurassic Park" Besides, it's barely over an hour long, but if you still want more, there's also a sequel called "ThanksKilling 3," because reasons – Do I smell sequel? (yells) – It's refreshing to see a celebration other than Christmas represented in horror movies, but if your inner Scrouge is a true holiday humbug, you can enjoy some non-denominational snowy slaughter, with "Jack Frost" – No, not the sappy Michael Keaton movie of the same name and bizarrely specific premise This Jack Frost is a serial killer who crashes into a truck full of gene juice on his way to death row

(ghoulish sing song voice) And there must have been some magic in that mutagen he found Because when he doused it on his head, (returns to normal speech) he transformed into an abominable snow monster, who brutally murders people with icicles (suspenseful horror music) – What the hell are you? – (raspy voice) World's most pissed off snowcone! (horror music intensifies) (yells) – Today, "Jack Frost" is best known for its iconic lenticular VHS cover, but it's largely been forgotten in the annals of holiday horror Unlike, "Black Christmas" One of the first slasher movies ever, and definitely the first one focused on the holidays

1974's "Black Christmas" laid the foundation for Halloween Not to mention "Santa's Slay," "Silent Night, Deadly Night," and so on It's director, Bob Clark, went on to make the most beloved holiday movie of all, "A Christmas Story," but before he was concerned with BB guns and the Bumpuses' dogs, (quirky music) – Son's of bitches! Bumpuses! – He crafted the simple story of a sorority under siege from a silent stalker It's a little quaint these days; honestly "Home Alone" is probably more violent, (loud explosion) than the original "Black Christmas," but you can check out the 2006 remake if you're thirsty for gore Or, the brand new take coming to theaters soon

Finally, let's dial back the death and embrace insanity, because we've saved the weirdest film for last: "Santa Claus" (joyful holiday music) – Santa Claus, you love me don't you? Say you love me, Santa – We're focusing on this 1959 Mexican film for two reasons One, it's in the public domain, so we can use as much b roll as we want And two, it is strange beyond description

– (yells inaudibly) – [Narrator] Apparently no one is in Santa's magic observatory – Instead of the North Pole, this Santa Claus lives in a castle in outer space with his best friend the Wizard Merlin the Roman God of Blacksmiths Vulcan, and an army of robot reindeer Santa's arch nemesis, Satan, sends an emissary to Earth to disgrace and murder jolly old St Nick, and things just get stranger from there Let's put it this way, the phrase nightmare fuel was literally coined to describe this film

(startling dramatic music) – (whispers) There's a prowler out there He's come to kill your wife, and your children – And it must be seen to be believed Preferably with some MST3K commentary from Mike and the bot (Santa creepy laughs) – [Mike] Whoah, now this is good old fashioned nightmare fuel

(creepy laughter continues) – Now I realize we've only scratched the surface of strange seasonal cinema We could go on for hours, but I really really need to see about some mashed potatoes and pumpkin pie So, until next time, have a wonderful Thanksgiving and a happy holidays from all of us at NowThis Nerd

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