I’m a huge fan of Christmas horror. There are a whole bunch of movies I watch every year around this time, and other than A Christmas Story, they’re all horror films. My holiday slate includes The Nightmare Before Christmas, Rare Exports, A Christmas Horror Story, and a whole bunch of other spooky titles, and this year, I just might be adding one more movie to that list: The Christmas Tapes.
The Christmas Tapes is a holiday anthology film coming out this December, and it’s about a family whose Christmas Eve is interrupted by a malicious stranger who wants to make a real-life holiday horror movie. Here’s what the directors Robert Livings and Randy Nundlall Jr. have to say about it:
THE CHRISTMAS TAPES is a throwback to the anthology films of the ’80s and ’90s, but with a modern found-footage twist.
Christmas Horror is a subgenre that we feel deserves more attention, and this film came about from us discussing the classics and how we could possibly bring something new to the table. From day one, we were aware that this film had to be fun and could not take itself too seriously.
Developing each segment and the trajectory of how they would transition from traditional horror to comedy-horror was an exciting journey. We look forward to you discovering this box of Christmas tapes.
That sounds pretty interesting, and to whet our appetites even more, I’m happy to bring you an exclusive clip from the film. This clip doesn’t spoil any plot details, but it gives us a little taste of what we can expect in the scare department. It has a cool The Blair Witch Project meets The Strangers vibe, and if the rest of the movie is like this, I can’t wait to see it.
Check out our exclusive clip of The Christmas Tapes below, and you can watch the full movie when it comes out on VOD on December 16.