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Image acquires A Christmas Horror Story, starring William Shatner

07.20.2015by: Cody Hamman

RLJ Entertainment has secured the U.S. distribution rights to the anthology A CHRISTMAS HORROR STORY, and will be releasing the film through their Image Entertainment brand on a date yet to be announced.

Starring William Shatner and George Buza, the film tells the following holiday-based tales of terror -

CHRISTMAS: a time of Joy, Peace and Goodwill, unless you happen to live in the town of Bailey Downs. Here, on Christmas Eve, joy is corrupted when a malevolent spirit traps three teens in a school basement intent on recreating a twisted version of the Nativity story. Peace is shattered when a family returns from a snowy forest with the perfect Christmas tree only to find something is terrifyingly wrong with their seven-year-old son. And goodwill is perverted when a not-so-nice family is hunted down by Krampus, the demonic anti-Santa Claus of Nordic mythology. Even Santa Claus himself is drawn into the horror when he has to fight off a horde of howling Zombie Elves before making his rounds. This Christmas, the creatures are stirring and they’re coming for you whether you’re naughty or nice.

Horror fans may recognize the town of Bailey Downs, as it was also the setting of the awesome 2000 werewolf movie GINGER SNAPS.

A CHRISTMAS HORROR STORY was produced by GINGER SNAPS trilogy producer Steve Hoban, along with Mark Smith, and like many anthologies it is the work of multiple directors. In this case, three: Hoban, GINGER SNAPS 2: UNLEASHED helmer Brett Sullivan, and GINGER SNAPS BACK: THE BEGINNING's Grant Harvey.

The concept and synopsis of this film were enough to get me to want to see it. Add in Shatner and all these GINGER SNAPS connections, and A CHRISTMAS HORROR STORY is climbing up near the top of my "Most Highly Anticipated" list.

Ginger herself, Katharine Isabelle

Extra Tidbit: Will you be stuffing stockings with A CHRISTMAS HORROR STORY?

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