It’s a funny ol’ thing: Guess the studios figured that after the tension of all those family reunions last week, audiences would need to vent some of that sublimated hostility. So this week, depending on where you live, you could spend time with a sadistic murderer with a penchant for elaborate death traps in THE COLLECTION, or with a sadistic murderer with a penchant for weeding out who’s been naughty and who’s been nice in the Xmas-themed SILENT NIGHT.
And if neither of those openings quite fit your taste, well, you’re probably not alone. So after quickly giving their impressions of this week’s two (relatively) big openings, Cinefantastique Online’s Steve Biodrowski, Lawrence French, and Dan Persons round up some more-desirable, and some less-desirable, holiday-themed horror films to feed your winter-depression-fueled blood lust. Among the titles discussed: GREMLINS, JACK FROST, BLACK CHRISTMAS, and the off-kilter Finnish film, RARE EXPORTS.
Then, Larry gives his quick impression of HITCHCOCK, and Dan briefly reviews the fanciful new Hong Kong martial arts film, DRAGON. Plus: What’s coming to theaters next week. Oh, who are we kidding? Nothing’s coming to theaters next week. Save up that energy for THE HOBBIT.
LD Entertainment releases this low-budget horror film from the writing team behind FEAST, PIRANHA 3DD, and several SAW sequels. In this sequel to 2009’s THE COLLECTOR, a Jigsaw-type madman has kidnapped the daughter of a millionaire. The father hires a mercenary team, led by the maniac’s only surviving victim, to go on a rescue mission into the madman’s lair.
Marcus Dunstan directed from a script he co-wrote with Patrick Melton. Cast: Josh Stewart, Christopher McDonald, Navi Rawat, Johanna Braddy, Lee Tegesen, Erin Way. Rated R. 82 minutes.
Release Date: November 30, 2012
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