View Full Version : CHRISTMAS CONTEST: Mystery Present

12-22-2010, 06:26 PM
It's been another great year here at HORROR DIGITAL to start off our 11th year since going public December 1999. To celebrate all the fine folks that make up this website, we've got a big wrapped box filled with 10 DVDs and Blu-rays from discs released this past year that we'll give to one lucky

It's been another great year here at HORROR DIGITAL to start off our 11th year since going public December 1999. To celebrate all the fine folks that make up this website, we've got a big wrapped box filled with 10 DVDs and Blu-rays from discs released this past year that we'll give to one lucky reader. All you have to do it tell us what your favorite horror movie to watch is during Christmas season.

Is it an old classic like BLACK CHRISTMAS? A cheesy delight in SILENT NIGHT, DEADLY NIGHT? Do you hang your stocking on CHRISTMAS EVIL or wish TO ALL A GOOD NIGHT? Or is it something different, like SANTA'S SLAY, SANTA CLAWS or, hell, GREMLINS? Whatever it is that gets you in the Christmas spirit let us know in a single post in this thread and you could win.


What's in the box? Well, you'll just have to wait and find out. Rest assured we know you've been a good little horror watcher this year, so we'll hold off on the coal.

The contest runs until Christmas Day, December 25th, where a winner will be randomly selected from all the posts made in this thread. Happy holidays to all our readers, and thanks again for making this site so great.

Now tell us...what's your favorite horror film to watch during Christmas?

12-22-2010, 06:32 PM
gremlins...nothing like watching a bunch of little green creatures terrorize a town for christmas

12-22-2010, 06:41 PM
Gremlins! It also happens to be one of my all time fav horror-comedies. :D

12-22-2010, 06:42 PM
Curtains is my favorite movie I watch during Xmas season. My VHS tape blows the echo bridge release out of the water.

12-22-2010, 06:43 PM
For me, it's definitely Gremlins. I'm a lot more family-oriented when it comes to movie watching during the holidays! :)

12-22-2010, 06:47 PM
I'm gonna go with Silent Night, Deadly Night. Nothing says christmas like a big ol' helping of sleazy exploitation!

12-22-2010, 06:54 PM
Sometime in December before Christmas, I always try to go for my trifecta of Silent Night Deadly Night, Black Christmas, and black Christmas remake. Of the 3, I have to go with SNDN as my favorite.

12-22-2010, 06:55 PM
I love Elves. Solid family entertainment, cat drown in a toilet, and one of the best lines in a movie ever.

"Is everything alright?"

"No, Willie! Gramps is a nazi!"


Mutilated Prey
12-22-2010, 07:00 PM
Silent Night, Deadly Night gets the vote. I look forward to it every year, and this time around I'll be in a wee cabin in the woods of NH to enjoy it on Christmas Eve :)

To All a Goodnight is one of my favorites as well. That might get the second viewing slot this year and if I'm still up Black Christmas will make a round. Did the Christmas Evil and Don't Open Till Christmas thing last year, so those may not see the light of day for a nother year or two.

12-22-2010, 07:07 PM
Silent Night Deadly Night, although I must confess some absurd love for the Black X-mas remake. It's just a fun flick.

12-22-2010, 07:19 PM
While not technically 'horror' my favorite film to watch during this time of year would have to be Misery. It paints such a bleak and desolate portrait that I think works very well for the season.

Body Boy
12-22-2010, 07:29 PM
Black Christmas '74 is my must for the season, followed by Silent Night, Deadly Night. However, as stupid as it is, Black X-Mas remake is actually filled with Christmas nostalgia, giving it some saving grace with the colorful (if repetitive) murders.

I think this year I'll rewatch To All a Good Night on such an eve. Middle of summer didn't really add a lot to it, I got to say. Hehe

12-22-2010, 07:37 PM
Santa's Slay is a pretty funny one!

12-22-2010, 07:38 PM
Black Christmas is the obvious choice but now I think Gremlins is gonna get a watch this week.

12-22-2010, 07:58 PM
Gremlins is a must watch on Christmas.

12-22-2010, 08:01 PM
So many good ones but I'll have to say Silent Night, Deadly Night.

12-22-2010, 08:02 PM
It would be Black Christmas '74 for me, it was one of those that was just on when I was a kid, and it's just stuck ever since. Christmas Eve, lights out, everything quiet, and that flick just works wonders. :)

12-22-2010, 08:08 PM
It's a tie between Silent Night, Deadly Night and Friday the 13th

12-22-2010, 08:11 PM
Top 3 would be the original Black Christmas, Silent Night, Deadly Night and the first segment of Tales From The Crypt w/ Joan Collins. :D

12-22-2010, 08:33 PM
The original Black Christmas, of course...Gremlins coming in a close second.

12-22-2010, 09:15 PM
While not a horror film, most people would say it is pretty horrific, and that film we watch is John Water's Female Trouble, with Dawn Davenport played by Divine destroying her family's Christmas 'cause she didn't get her cha cha heels. Her mother winds up pinned under the tree, and she flees the house only to get knocked by the side of the road while hitching on Christmas Day (Divine also plays both the male and female characters in that scene, so it is a sex scene of Divine and Divine!) Last year the Movie Morlocks on TCM had it on their "Alternative Christmas" list (color me shocked).

12-22-2010, 09:20 PM
Silent Night Deadly Night for me.

12-22-2010, 09:21 PM
While I have several traditional Christmas movies I watch every year (White Christmas, Scrooge, A Christmas Story) along with the Horror Classic Black Christmas, my weird annual Christmas movie is Kubrick's Eyes Wide Shut. That movie is so hypnotizing and unsettling and bizarre, I look forward to it every year.

12-22-2010, 09:23 PM
I wait for the first snow of the season and then pop in The Thing.

12-22-2010, 09:43 PM
Night of The Comet was kind of a Christmas movie, so I'll go with that.

Whom ever wins will have to tell the rest of us the 'Mystery of the Prize"

12-22-2010, 09:45 PM
No better Christmas classic than Mexican Santa Claus. Nightmares guaranteed. Here's a YouTube link for the MST3K treatment.


12-22-2010, 09:48 PM
Definitely Gremlins, which I recently revisited. Turns so many holiday traditions on their head.

But thanks to this thread, I now have to check out Elves.

12-22-2010, 09:57 PM

12-22-2010, 10:15 PM
Gremlins also.

Conal Cochran
12-22-2010, 10:17 PM
I like The thing. The thing is a kind of Santa from outer space, right?

12-22-2010, 10:43 PM
Black Christmas '74

12-22-2010, 10:58 PM
Black Christmas and Silent Night Deadly Night for me. I never miss these two around the holidays.

12-22-2010, 11:25 PM
Really enjoyed my marathon last Xmas of all of the Silent Night, Deadly Night films. But I must say nothing brings out the Yuletide cheer like the first!

12-23-2010, 12:04 AM
Black Christmas and Home for the Holidays for me. As much as I love the cast and atmosphere in Home for the Holidays, this is one that I think could work as a remake if done right, setting the film in New England during a snowstorm instead of California during a rainstorm.

12-23-2010, 12:10 AM
I have to admit that the obvious choice IS Black Christmas and it is a lot of fun to watch at this time of year. Dead of Winter comes in a close second and I always dig out New Years Evil for some retro fun. Pinky Tuscadero never looked so good.

12-23-2010, 12:11 AM
Obvious choice for me - Black Christmas. One of my favorite movies and in my opinion one of the scariest movies out there. I might've watched Gremlins in the next couple of days but I watched it within the last month or so.

12-23-2010, 12:24 AM
It's a tradition in my household to watch The Seventh Voyage of Sinbad. I've been watching it nearly every year since my childhood.

12-23-2010, 12:31 AM
My family and I have "Commando Christmas" were we all watch Commando and drink ourselves silly. The movie has nothing to do with the holiday's obviously, but it brings us together and it's our tradition.

"Your a funny guy Sully......"

12-23-2010, 01:18 AM
Silent Night Deadly Night 2 :)

12-23-2010, 01:22 AM
i love to watch SNDN but I just watched To all a goodnight and loved it.That now may ne a fab of mine to watch during the Xmas season.


12-23-2010, 01:40 AM
I always watch several Xmas-themed horror films over the holidays, but Black Christmas is easily my favorite out of all of them.

An honorable mention goes to Silent Night, Bloody Night - somebody release a decent DVD already!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

12-23-2010, 01:59 AM
I'll go with Black Christmas.

But, Silent Night, Bloody Night is damn good too.

12-23-2010, 02:15 AM
My absolute favourite horror movie to watch on Christmas is CHRISTMAS EVIL. I was so lucky I was able to see it on the big screen this year with Lewis Jackson doing a Q&A at the New Bev Cinema.

12-23-2010, 02:18 AM
Silent Night, Deadly Night edges out Gremlins. Gremlins is one of the movies I break out when I want to be reminded why my childhood was fun but SN,DN is one of the reasons my teenage years was a blast.

12-23-2010, 02:36 AM
I like to start off the holidays with watching the Silent Night, Deadly Night series.

12-23-2010, 03:03 AM
Nothing better to make you feel cold and alone during the holidays than.... THE THING

12-23-2010, 03:10 AM
Nothing beats the cheazy goodness of Santa Slaus Conquers the Martians!!!

12-23-2010, 03:11 AM
I have to go with Silent Night, Deadly Night. It's like a treasure trove of Christmas-themed B movie riches: Grandpa's fake catatonic state and awesome Santa speech, Billy's amazingly distasteful childhood encounter with Santa, his hysterical mullet hair cut at the orphanage, the sadistic mother superior, Linnea Quigley's mounted deer head encounter, the trigger happy cop's decision to blindly open fire during recess, and all the terrible line readings of "naughty!" and "punish!"

Is it even POSSIBLE to watch this film without laughing hysterically? I don't think so. It's the gift that keeps on giving.

12-23-2010, 03:14 AM
Santa Claus: The Movie. No particular reason, maybe the Superman connection (the production values are almost exactly the same, along with overall tone).

12-23-2010, 03:42 AM
I actually have to say Gremlins as well

12-23-2010, 04:21 AM
Every year Christmas Eve at Midnight means Black Christmas (1974). I have done this every year now since 1986.

Zombie Dude
12-23-2010, 04:26 AM
Gremlins. I love those little freaks.

On a side note I really need to start watching more Christmas themed horror movies as I still haven't seen classics like Black Christmas and Silent Night Deadly Night.

12-23-2010, 05:12 AM
Tales From the Crypt (1972) is my personal favorite. The leadoff story in this anthology film "And All Through The House" with Joan Collins and a killer Santa is truly a holiday horror classic.

12-23-2010, 05:16 AM
I'm going with Silent Night, Deadly Night. It's a Christmas horror film that succeeds at not only capturing the Christmas feel, but keeping a steady quality from beginning to end. Too many slasher films start out good but have a lousy 3rd act, or in Christmas Evil's case has a crappy first two and have an awesome third act. SNDN is a masterful piece of slasher cinema!

12-23-2010, 05:18 AM
The Curse of the Cat People, Gothic horror that's both haunting while still embodying the Christmas spirit.

Erick H.
12-23-2010, 06:40 AM
The original BLACK CHRISTMAS is my go to horror flick for a chilly Christmas viewing.It's masterful blend of yuletide cheer and ice cold terror gets me every time.I usually follow it up with TALES FROM THE CRYPT for it's terrific "And All Through The House" segment.

12-23-2010, 06:46 AM
Black Christmas has my vote, no movie can match the sheer creepiness of that one. Then again, I always have to throw in Gremlins too because it's so much fun.

12-23-2010, 06:51 AM
I definitely love to watch Black Christmas on Christmas morning after opening presents. Then later that evening, I put on The Nightmare Before Christmas.

Om Christmas Eve, I tend to watch Silent Night, Deadly Night.

bwana the clown
12-23-2010, 07:02 AM
Silent Night Deadly Night 2. Yes it sucks, but it's damn well entertaining enough to support yearly viewings! :D

12-23-2010, 08:24 AM
The MST3K version of Santa Claus Conquers the Martians is the only one that's been getting annual play since it came out. I'm sure the MST3K Mexican Santa Claus and Rifftrax Santa and the Ice Cream Bunny will become yearly traditions as well.

As for straight-up horror, I just got all of the Silent Night, Deadly Night movies on DVD. The first one at least will become a holiday staple again after not seeing it for many years.

Johnny Macabre
12-23-2010, 11:24 AM
It used to be the original Black Christmas, but now I go on youtube and watch TREEVENGE!!

12-23-2010, 11:41 AM
Not even close for me...every Christmas eve before I go to bed I sneak away from the family and throw on Silent Night, Deadly Night. "The Warm Side of the Door" is more comforting than a thousand Yule logs!

Kim Bruun
12-23-2010, 11:51 AM
Silent Night, Deadly Night...

Partly because of the song (starting two minutes in):


And partly because Robert Brian Wilson makes me think naughty thoughts:


12-23-2010, 01:24 PM
I also have to go with Gremlins. Although the snow, and isolated paranoia of "The Thing" really reminds me of my family Christmas get togethers as well.

12-23-2010, 01:24 PM
Black Christmas every year for me and usually one of the BBC's Ghost Story for Christmas specials these are always really spooky especially the tales of M.R. James like Whistle And I'll Come To You or A Warning To The Curious. The Signalman is very creepy too with Denholm Elliot.

12-23-2010, 02:50 PM
So many to choose from, but I have to say Black Christmas. My 2nd choice would be Silent Night, Deadly Night, but Black Christmas, because it was directed by Bob Clark, and even after being viewed over and over again, it still seems fresh to me, and it is still creepy to watch.

Harry Warden
12-23-2010, 04:22 PM
No contest - the original Black Christmas is my favorite to watch during the X-Mas season.

12-23-2010, 05:05 PM
It is becoming cliche here, but I love Gremlins as well!

12-23-2010, 07:50 PM
Shannon Elizabeth taking a carrot nose up her christmas cookie in JACK FROST.

12-23-2010, 09:04 PM
Silent Night Deadly Night 5 really love this film!

12-23-2010, 09:35 PM

Other necessities include Black Christmas, Silent Night, Deadly Night, and Santa's Slay. Scrogged is also a favourite that has horror elements to it, as does every adaptation of A Christmas Carol I guess.

12-23-2010, 09:51 PM
Black Christmas would be my choice for the holiday. I also like Nightmare Before Christmas.

12-23-2010, 10:06 PM
Black Christmas for me too- I watched it just last night.

12-23-2010, 10:27 PM
I gotta go with The Shinning

12-23-2010, 10:38 PM
Recently, it's been Silent Night, Bloody Night. Love that film, even with the crappy transfer I have. I really hope this gets a legit, remastered release sometime!

12-24-2010, 12:40 AM
if i go with horror movies, i'll take Black Christmas (the original), which plays during Christmas and is not necessarily linked to Christmas

but i'll probably am going to watch 12 Angry Men again, for me a not-Christmas movie with a message that brings hope to the people on Christmas when everywhere there is sh*t going on that nobody wants

12-24-2010, 02:10 AM
Definitely is Black Christmas, my favorite movie. If I'm on the campy Christmas mood, then is a must to watch Silent Night, Deadly Night.

12-24-2010, 02:24 AM
I gotta go with The Shinning


12-24-2010, 02:32 AM
Night of The Comet was kind of a Christmas movie, so I'll go with that.

Whom ever wins will have to tell the rest of us the 'Mystery of the Prize"

I know whats in the box. Gweneth Paltrows head.

12-24-2010, 06:59 AM
Two Bob Clark flicks...

Horror - Black Christmas
Christmasy - A Christmas Story

... I haven't watched either of these yet this year.

12-24-2010, 07:53 AM
Silent Night, Deadly Night is my favorite. Good old fashioned 80's slasher fun!

12-24-2010, 09:41 AM
I would have to go with Black Christmas

12-24-2010, 05:05 PM
Silent Night, Deadly Night and Black Christmas are both tied for me. One's ridiculous, cheesy fun, the other perfectly captures the dark, cold aspects of the season better than any other winter-themed horror flick.

These are so good, I want to introduce them to my kids when they're older to make a new family tradition.


12-24-2010, 11:18 PM
No idea if I'm eligible as a "moderator", but I do like free DVDs.

So I'll go along with herd and say Black Christmas ('74) as well

12-25-2010, 01:31 AM
We heart paff you should be able to enter :)

12-25-2010, 03:50 AM
Christmas Evil

12-25-2010, 05:02 AM
I like watching the Tales from the Crypt episode regarding the killer dressed up as Santa Claus. I think it was the first episode (appeared in the original movie as well, but I like the episode better).

12-25-2010, 06:27 PM

Although I did not get a chance to watch it yet this holiday season.... will have to wait until I return from vacation. The only Xmas flicks I had a chance to pop in before I left were Black Christmas and Silent Night, Deadly Night.

Sinister Ash
12-25-2010, 08:18 PM
I'm going to have to go with Gremlins. Gizmo, Stripe, and Phoebe Cates for the holidays.

12-26-2010, 12:13 AM
Thanks for all your submissions! It was great to read what everyone else likes to do for the holiday. The grand winner of the mystery 10 pack of discs is...


Congrats! Send me a PM and Santa will drop this off at your residence upon his earliest convenience.

12-26-2010, 12:46 AM
congratulations, eric_a! be sure to tell us what's in the haul, guy.

12-26-2010, 01:39 AM
Congrats eric! :evil:

12-26-2010, 04:18 AM
Congrats - cool contest to win! (course they all are)

12-26-2010, 11:13 AM
Congratulations! What a nice surprise Christmas present!

12-26-2010, 11:28 AM
Congrats Eric!

12-26-2010, 03:35 PM
Sweet deal! Thanks Rhett! and Thanks also to Billy, Agnes, and the late great Bob Clark!

Erick H.
12-26-2010, 10:03 PM
Congrats Eric !

12-26-2010, 10:06 PM
Congrats! :)

12-28-2010, 01:07 PM

12-28-2010, 06:05 PM
Congrats eric!

01-13-2011, 05:54 AM
Eric, what did you get from Santa? :)

01-13-2011, 06:08 AM
Package hasn't arrived yet. Might have come today, but we had a hardcore blizzard and I couldn't get to the post office to check my box.