MONSTERZERO NJ’S 10 FLICKS TO ADD A CHILL TO YOUR HOLIDAYS!

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MONSTERZERO NJ’S 10 FLICKS TO ADD A CHILL TO YOUR HOLIDAYS!

That “other” holiday season is here, the one that doesn’t involve jack-o-lanterns, witches and goblins, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have some chills and thrills. I tried to add some variety here, so not all of them are classics and not all strictly horrors…though A Christmas Carol IS a ghost story after all. Here are ten flicks to add some chills and thrills to your ho ho holidays!

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  1. Black Christmas
  2. Silent Night Deadly Night
  3. Christmas Evil
  4. Krampus
  5. A Christmas Carol
  6. The Nightmare Before Christmas
  7. Gremlins
  8. Rare Exports
  9. A Christmas Horror Story
  10. Better Watch Out

-MonsterZero NJ

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MONSTERZERO NJ’S 12 HO HO HORROR FLICKS TO ADD A CHILL TO YOUR HOLIDAYS!

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That “other” holiday season is here, the one that doesn’t involve jack-o-lanterns, witches and goblins, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have some chills and thrills. I tried to add some variety here, so not all of them are classics and not all strictly horrors…though A Christmas Carol IS a ghost story after all. Here are twelve flicks to add some chills and thrills to your ho ho holidays!

(Click on the titles below the movie poster gallery to get to our reviews!)

  1. Black Christmas
  2. Silent Night Deadly Night
  3. Christmas Evil
  4. Krampus
  5. A Christmas Carol
  6. The Nightmare Before Christmas
  7. Gremlins
  8. Rare Exports
  9. A Christmas Horror Story
  10. Holidays
  11. Better Watch Out
  12. Silent Night 2012

-MonsterZero NJ

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MONSTERZERO NJ’S HO HO HORROR FLICKS TO ADD A CHILL TO YOUR HOLIDAYS!

MZNJ_new_views

now playing

Silent-Night

That “other” holiday season is here, the one that doesn’t involve jack-o-lanterns, witches and goblins, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have some chills and thrills. I tried to add some variety here, so not all of them are classics and not all strictly horrors…though A Christmas Carol IS a ghost story after all. Here are ten flicks to add some chills and thrills to your ho ho holidays!

santa-skulls

(Click on the titles below the movie poster gallery to get to our reviews!)

  1. Black Christmas
  2. Silent Night Deadly Night
  3. Christmas Evil
  4. Krampus
  5. A Christmas Carol
  6. The Nightmare Before Christmas
  7. Gremlins
  8. Rare Exports
  9. A Christmas Horror Story
  10. Tales From The Crypt

-MonsterZero NJ

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MONSTERZERO NJ’S HO HO HORROR FLICKS TO ADD A CHILL TO YOUR HOLIDAYS!

MZNJ_new_views

now playing

Silent-Night

That “other” holiday season is here, the one that doesn’t involve jack-o-lanterns, witches and goblins, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have some chills and thrills. I tried to add some variety here, so not all of them are classics and not all strictly horrors…though A Christmas Carol IS a ghost story after all. Here are ten flicks to add some chills and thrills to your ho ho holidays!

(Click on the titles below the movie poster gallery to get to our reviews!)

  1. Black Christmas
  2. Silent Night Deadly Night
  3. Christmas Evil
  4. Krampus
  5. A Christmas Carol
  6. The Nightmare Before Christmas
  7. Gremlins
  8. Rare Exports
  9. A Christmas Horror Story
  10. Tales From The Crypt

-MonsterZero NJ

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TOMB OF NOSTALGIA: A CHRISTMAS CAROL (1951)

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A CHRISTMAS CAROL (1979)

In my humble opinion, this is THE definitive telling of Charles Dicken’s “A Christmas Carol” and a must watch tradition for my family and I at Christmas time. Also going simply by the name of Scrooge, this is a true holiday classic that is filled with generous helpings of charm and Yuletide spirit, as well as, a wonderful adaptation of one of the holiday’s greatest stories ever written. For those not familiar, it is the simple tale of the grumpy and selfish Ebenezer Scrooge (Alastair Sim), a man who is visited by three spirits on Christmas Eve…the spirits of Christmas past, present and future…and is transformed from a mean miser to a kind and merry soul. He is shown a reflection of his life and where his ways went sour and where they might be leading him.

Alastair Sim is the perfect Scrooge and there has been no equal yet to his portrayal of the classic character, though many have tried. He is totally scorn-worthy and hiss-able as the miserly and miserable curmudgeon and yet, as he masterfully takes us through his awakening and transformation, you will find yourself loving and cheering for him by the film’s end. And thanks to Brian Desmond-Hurst’s skilled and atmospheric direction, the scenes featuring the spirits of Christmas are delightfully spooky and help make Scrooge’s change of heart all the more believable. Hurst has a lush, rich visual style and the film looks gorgeous in the original black and white in which it was filmed…and intended to be watched in to enjoy the filmmakers’ original vision. Under Hurst’s guidance and the witty script by Noel Langley, based on Dickens’ classic, the movie also perfectly captures the feel of the age in which it takes place and yet retains a timelessness for all the ages. The cast supporting Sim all give passionate performances that bring these classic characters to vibrant life as if lifted from the very pages of Dickens’ story.

A perfect Christmas movie. Perhaps my all time favorite. Also stars the legendary Patrick Macnee as a young Jacob Marley and edited by Clive Donner who became a successful director in his own right, including his own version of this classic holiday tale in 1984 with George C. Scott as Scrooge. A holiday masterpiece!

4 Christmas trees!

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