Twelve Days of Axe-mas: Christmas Evil [aka You Better Watch Out] (1980)

I am taking part in The Chicago Creepout’s Twelve Days of Axe-mas holiday viewing event. This is my day four. The idea of the killer in a horror/slasher film having murderous tendencies because of mental illness is so ingrained in the genre that it has become an acceptable cliché. Even in this age of hyper-political […]

Twelve Days of Axe-mas: Silent Night, Deadly Night Part 2 (1987)

I am taking part in The Chicago Creepout’s Twelve Days of Axe-mas holiday viewing event. This is my day two. Silent Night, Deadly Night Part 2 is such a stunningly horrible movie; I can only believe its existence can be blamed on a bet or a dare. More likely, it simply sprang from the brain […]

Twelve Days of Axe-mas: Silent Night, Deadly Night (1984)

I am taking part in The Chicago Creepout’s Twelve Days of Axe-mas holiday viewing event. This is my day one. Note: The version of Silent Night, Deadly Night that I watched contained some footage not shown in the theatrical version. As much as I hate to admit it, I’m old enough to remember the uproar […]