I'm not a big fan of anthology films, but this one had pretty good reviews, so I decided to give it a watch on Netflix. Ultimately, it was enjouable, but was plagued with the same issues that always plague anthology films.
Usually, with anthology films, there are some storyines that work and some that don't. That is definitely the case in this film. I liked the D.J. storyline and the high school students' storyline, but I didn't care for the Krampus, zombie elves, or changeling storlines. I will say, however, that the film is very effective in tying the stories into a cohesive unit with its use of transitions, more so than other films of the genre. I also liked the twist ending, which I really didn't expect to happen.
There are also some issues with the technical side of the film. The CGI effects have a few good moments, but for the most part, they are like those of a low-budget SyFy movie. I also thought that the acting of some of the acting could be a bit cheesy and overdone, with the notable exceptions of William Shatner and George Buza.
Overall, "A Christmas Horror Story" is a relatively fun, but fundamentally flawed horror anthology. I would reccomend the far better "Krampus" instead.
A Christmas Horror Story
Big Tuna's Rating: C
How Did I Watch It?: Netflix.
Had I Seen It Before?: No.
Would I Watch It Again?: Probably not.
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