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1. The Lodge (2019)

R | 108 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

6.6
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64 Metascore

A soon-to-be stepmom is snowed in with her fiancé's two children at a remote holiday village. Just as relations begin to thaw between the trio, some strange and frightening events take place.

Directors: Severin Fiala, Veronika Franz | Stars: Richard Armitage, Alicia Silverstone, Riley Keough, Jaeden Martell

Votes: 2,597

2. Black Christmas (2019)

PG-13 | 92 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

3.2
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49 Metascore

A group of female students are stalked by a stranger during their Christmas break. That is until the young sorority pledges discover that the killer is part of an underground college conspiracy.

Director: Sophia Takal | Stars: Imogen Poots, Aleyse Shannon, Lily Donoghue, Brittany O'Grady

Votes: 5,467

3. Gremlins (1984)

PG | 106 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

7.3
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70 Metascore

A boy inadvertently breaks three important rules concerning his new pet and unleashes a horde of malevolently mischievous monsters on a small town.

Director: Joe Dante | Stars: Zach Galligan, Phoebe Cates, Hoyt Axton, John Louie

Votes: 186,813 | Gross: $148.17M

4. Anna and the Apocalypse (2017)

R | 93 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

6.0
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63 Metascore

A zombie apocalypse threatens the sleepy town of Little Haven - at Christmas - forcing Anna and her friends to fight, slash and sing their way to survival, facing the undead in a desperate race to reach their loved ones. But they soon discover that no one is safe in this new world, and with civilization falling apart around them, the only people they can truly rely on are each other.

Director: John McPhail | Stars: Ella Hunt, Malcolm Cumming, Sarah Swire, Christopher Leveaux

Votes: 8,055 | Gross: $0.55M

5. Better Watch Out (II) (2016)

R | 89 min | Comedy, Crime, Horror

6.5
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67 Metascore

On a quiet suburban street, a babysitter must defend a twelve-year-old boy from intruders, only to discover it's far from a normal home invasion.

Director: Chris Peckover | Stars: Olivia DeJonge, Levi Miller, Ed Oxenbould, Aleks Mikic

Votes: 26,153 | Gross: $0.02M

6. Black Christmas (1974)

R | 98 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

7.2
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65 Metascore

During their Christmas break, a group of sorority girls are stalked by a stranger.

Director: Bob Clark | Stars: Olivia Hussey, Keir Dullea, Margot Kidder, John Saxon

Votes: 30,419 | Gross: $4.05M

7. Black Christmas (2006)

R | 84 min | Horror

4.6
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22 Metascore

On Christmas Eve, an escaped maniac returns to his childhood home, which is now a sorority house, and begins to murder the sorority sisters one by one.

Director: Glen Morgan | Stars: Michelle Trachtenberg, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Lacey Chabert, Katie Cassidy

Votes: 24,028 | Gross: $16.24M

8. Inside (2007)

R | 82 min | Horror

6.8
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Four months after the death of her husband, a woman on the brink of motherhood is tormented in her home by a strange woman who wants her unborn baby.

Directors: Alexandre Bustillo, Julien Maury | Stars: Alysson Paradis, Jean-Baptiste Tabourin, Claude Lulé, Dominique Frot

Votes: 35,595

9. Krampus (I) (2015)

PG-13 | 98 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

6.1
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49 Metascore

A boy who has a bad Christmas accidentally summons a festive demon to his family home.

Director: Michael Dougherty | Stars: Adam Scott, Toni Collette, David Koechner, Allison Tolman

Votes: 59,002 | Gross: $42.59M

10. Terror Train (1980)

R | 97 min | Horror, Thriller

5.9
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Three years after a prank that went terribly awry, the six college students responsible are targeted by a masked killer at a New Year's Eve party aboard a moving train.

Director: Roger Spottiswoode | Stars: Ben Johnson, Jamie Lee Curtis, Hart Bochner, David Copperfield

Votes: 8,975

11. Clinical (2017)

104 min | Horror, Thriller

5.1
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A psychiatrist tries to put her life back together after a violent attack by seeking to repair the life of a new patient, but he has his own terrifying history.

Director: Alistair Legrand | Stars: Vinessa Shaw, Kevin Rahm, India Eisley, Aaron Stanford

Votes: 5,879

12. P2 (2007)

R | 98 min | Crime, Horror, Thriller

5.9
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37 Metascore

A businesswoman is pursued by a psychopath after being locked in a parking garage on Christmas Eve.

Director: Franck Khalfoun | Stars: Rachel Nichols, Wes Bentley, Simon Reynolds, Philip Akin

Votes: 30,460 | Gross: $3.99M

13. Holidays (2016)

Not Rated | 105 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

5.1
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50 Metascore

HOLIDAYS is an anthology feature film that puts a uniquely dark and original spin on some of the most iconic and beloved holidays of all time by challenging our folklore, traditions and assumptions.

Directors: Anthony Scott Burns, Kevin Kölsch, Nicholas McCarthy, Adam Egypt Mortimer, Gary Shore, Kevin Smith, Sarah Adina Smith, Scott Stewart, Dennis Widmyer | Stars: Madeleine Coghlan, Savannah Kennick, Rick Peters, Kate Rachesky

Votes: 9,439

14. Wake in Fright (1971)

R | 109 min | Drama, Thriller

7.7
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88 Metascore

After a bad gambling bet, a schoolteacher is marooned in a town full of crazy, drunk, violent men who threaten to make him just as crazy, drunk, and violent.

Director: Ted Kotcheff | Stars: Donald Pleasence, Gary Bond, Chips Rafferty, Sylvia Kay

Votes: 9,199 | Gross: $0.05M

15. Dead End (I) (2003)

R | 85 min | Adventure, Horror, Mystery

6.6
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Christmas Eve. On his way to his in-laws with his family, Frank Harrington decides to try a shortcut, for the first time in 20 years. It turns out to be the biggest mistake of his life.

Directors: Jean-Baptiste Andrea, Fabrice Canepa | Stars: Ray Wise, Lin Shaye, Mick Cain, Alexandra Holden

Votes: 24,781

16. Jack Frost (1997 Video)

R | 89 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

4.6
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After an accident that left murderer Jack Frost dead in genetic material the vengeful killer returns as a murderous snowman to exact his revenge on the man who sent him to be executed

Director: Michael Cooney | Stars: Scott MacDonald, Christopher Allport, Stephen Mendel, F. William Parker

Votes: 7,513

17. Tales from the Crypt (1972)

PG | 92 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

7.0
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Five strangers get lost in a crypt and, after meeting the mysterious Crypt Keeper (Sir Ralph Richardson), receive visions of how they will die.

Director: Freddie Francis | Stars: Joan Collins, Peter Cushing, Ralph Richardson, Geoffrey Bayldon

Votes: 9,074

18. Silent Night (I) (2012)

R | 94 min | Comedy, Horror, Mystery

5.2
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53 Metascore

The police force of a remote Midwestern town search for a killer Santa Claus who is picking off citizens on Christmas Eve.

Director: Steven C. Miller | Stars: Malcolm McDowell, Jaime King, Donal Logue, Rick Skene

Votes: 7,242 | Gross: $0.01M

19. Silent Night, Deadly Night (1984)

R | 79 min | Horror, Thriller

5.9
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31 Metascore

Little Billy witness his parents getting killed by Santa after being warned by his senile grandpa that Santa punishes those who are naughty. Now Billy is 18, and out of the orphanage, and he has just become Santa, himself.

Director: Charles E. Sellier Jr. | Stars: Lilyan Chauvin, Gilmer McCormick, Toni Nero, Robert Brian Wilson

Votes: 12,786 | Gross: $2.49M

20. The Cremator (1969)

95 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.0
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Set in World War II, a demented cremator believes cremation relieves earthly suffering and sets out to save the world.

Director: Juraj Herz | Stars: Rudolf Hrusínský, Vlasta Chramostová, Jana Stehnová, Milos Vognic

Votes: 6,438

21. All the Creatures Were Stirring (2018)

Not Rated | 80 min | Horror

4.9
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When an awkward date on Christmas Eve leads a couple into a strange theater, they're treated to a bizarre and frightening collection of Christmas stories, featuring a wide ensemble of characters doing their best to avoid the horrors of the holidays. From boring office parties and last-minute shopping, to vengeful stalkers and immortal demons, there's plenty out there to fear this holiday season.

Directors: David Ian McKendry, Rebekah McKendry | Stars: Constance Wu, Jonathan Kite, Jocelin Donahue, Ashley Clements

Votes: 820

22. Rare Exports (2010)

R | 84 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Horror

6.7
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71 Metascore

In the depths of the Korvatunturi mountains, 486 meters deep, lies the closest ever guarded secret of Christmas. The time has come to dig it up. This Christmas everyone will believe in Santa Claus.

Director: Jalmari Helander | Stars: Jorma Tommila, Onni Tommila, Peeter Jakobi, Tommi Korpela

Votes: 24,977 | Gross: $0.26M

23. Satan (2006)

Not Rated | 94 min | Comedy, Horror, Thriller

5.6
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A group of youngsters go out to a disco on Christmas Eve and accidentally run into a shepherd who has prepared himself for a night of pure insanity.

Director: Kim Chapiron | Stars: Vincent Cassel, Olivier Barthélémy, Roxane Mesquida, Nico Le Phat Tan

Votes: 8,194

24. Calvaire (2004)

Not Rated | 88 min | Horror

6.2
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52 Metascore

Marc, a traveling entertainer, is on his way home for Christmas when his van brakes in the middle of a jerkwater town with some strange inhabitans.

Director: Fabrice du Welz | Stars: Laurent Lucas, Brigitte Lahaie, Gigi Coursigny, Jean-Luc Couchard

Votes: 11,164 | Gross: $0.00M

25. A Christmas Horror Story (2015)

Not Rated | 99 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

5.7
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49 Metascore

Interwoven stories that take place on Christmas Eve, as told by one festive radio host: A family brings home more than a Christmas tree, a student documentary becomes a living nightmare, a Christmas spirit terrorizes, Santa slays evil.

Directors: Grant Harvey, Steven Hoban, Brett Sullivan | Stars: William Shatner, George Buza, Rob Archer, Zoé De Grand Maison

Votes: 8,820

26. Silent Night, Deadly Night Part 2 (1987)

R | 88 min | Horror, Thriller

3.7
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The now-adult Ricky talks to a psychiatrist about how he became a murderer after his brother, Billy, died, which leads back to Mother Superior.

Director: Lee Harry | Stars: Eric Freeman, James Newman, Elizabeth Kaitan, Jean Miller

Votes: 5,589 | Gross: $0.15M

27. The Children (2008)

R | 84 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.0
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A relaxing Christmas vacation turns into a terrifying fight for survival as the children begin to turn on their parents.

Director: Tom Shankland | Stars: Eva Birthistle, Stephen Campbell Moore, Jeremy Sheffield, Rachel Shelley

Votes: 16,528

28. Santa's Slay (2005)

R | 78 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

5.3
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Santa Claus is actually a demon who lost a bet with an Angel, so he becomes the giver of toys and happiness. But when the bet is off, he returns to his evil ways.

Director: David Steiman | Stars: Bill Goldberg, Douglas Smith, Emilie de Ravin, Robert Culp

Votes: 8,766

29. Christmas Evil (1980)

R | 100 min | Horror, Thriller

5.5
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A toy factory worker, mentally scarred as a child upon learning Santa Claus is not real, suffers a nervous breakdown after being belittled at work, and embarks on a Yuletide killing spree.

Director: Lewis Jackson | Stars: Brandon Maggart, Jeffrey DeMunn, Dianne Hull, Andy Fenwick

Votes: 5,413

30. Silent Night, Bloody Night (1972)

R | 81 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

5.6
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A man inherits a mansion, which once was a mental home. He visits the place and begins to investigate some crimes that happened in old times, scaring the people living in the region.

Director: Theodore Gershuny | Stars: Patrick O'Neal, James Patterson, Mary Woronov, Astrid Heeren

Votes: 3,667

31. The Gingerdead Man (2005)

Not Rated | 70 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

3.4
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An evil yet adorable Gingerbread man comes to life with the soul of a convicted killer - this real life cookie monster wreaks havoc on the girl who sent the killer to the electric chair.

Director: Charles Band | Stars: Gary Busey, Robin Sydney, Ryan Locke, Larry Cedar

Votes: 3,336

32. New Year's Evil (1980)

R | 85 min | Horror, Thriller

4.8
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33 Metascore

During a New Year's Eve celebration, a Los Angeles disc jockey receives a phone call saying that when New Year's strikes in each time zone, someone will be murdered - and she will be the last one.

Director: Emmett Alston | Stars: Roz Kelly, Kip Niven, Chris Wallace, Grant Cramer

Votes: 2,360

33. Game Over (1989)

Not Rated | 87 min | Action, Horror, Thriller

6.4
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On Christmas Eve, a resourceful young boy has to defend himself and his grandfather from a killer dressed as Santa Claus.

Director: René Manzor | Stars: Brigitte Fossey, Louis Ducreux, Patrick Floersheim, Alain Lalanne

Votes: 979

34. Jack Frost 2: Revenge of the Mutant Killer Snowman (2000 Video)

R | 91 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

3.7
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The Mutant Killer Snowman returns to kill more people during Christmas

Director: Michael Cooney | Stars: Christopher Allport, Eileen Seeley, Chip Heller, Marsha Clark

Votes: 2,718

35. Sint (2010)

Not Rated | 85 min | Comedy, Horror

5.5
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A horror film that depicts St. Nicholas as a murderous bishop who kidnaps and murders children when there is a full moon on December 5.

Director: Dick Maas | Stars: Egbert Jan Weeber, Bert Luppes, Caro Lenssen, Huub Stapel

Votes: 8,359

36. Whoever Slew Auntie Roo? (1972)

PG-13 | 91 min | Horror, Thriller

6.2
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A demented widow lures unsuspecting children into her mansion in a bizarre "Hansel and Gretel" twist.

Director: Curtis Harrington | Stars: Shelley Winters, Mark Lester, Chloe Franks, Ralph Richardson

Votes: 1,348

37. All Through the House (2015)

TV-MA | 88 min | Horror

4.4
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A deranged masked Santa-Slayer comes to town for some yuletide-terror. He leaves behind a bloody trail of mutilated bodies as he hunts his way to the front steps of the town's most feared and notorious home.

Director: Todd Nunes | Stars: Ashley Mary Nunes, Jessica Cameron, Melynda Kiring, Lito Velasco

Votes: 1,799

38. Unholy Night (I) (2019)

85 min | Comedy, Horror

4.7
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Unholy Night is an anthology film about a lonely nurse working the overnight shift on Christmas Eve. She befriends an elderly patient who weaves a wicked set of tales about the most ... See full summary »

Directors: Chris Chitaroni, Kristian Lariviere, Randy Smith | Stars: Emily Shanley, Brad Abramenko, Jennifer Allanson, Ray Besharah

Votes: 82

39. Home for the Holidays (1972 TV Movie)

73 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

6.6
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An ailing man summons his four daughters home for Christmas and asks them to kill his new wife, who he suspects is poisoning him.

Director: John Llewellyn Moxey | Stars: Jessica Walter, Sally Field, Eleanor Parker, Julie Harris

Votes: 838

40. Last Stop on the Night Train (1975)

R | 94 min | Horror, Thriller

6.2
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A pair of psychotic hoodlums and an equally demented nymphomaniac woman terrorize two young girls on a train trip from Germany to Italy.

Director: Aldo Lado | Stars: Flavio Bucci, Macha Méril, Gianfranco De Grassi, Enrico Maria Salerno

Votes: 2,372

41. Initiation: Silent Night, Deadly Night 4 (1990 Video)

R | 90 min | Horror

3.9
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A reporter investigating the bizarre death of a woman who leaped from a building in flames finds herself mixed up in a cult of witches who are making her part of their sacrificial ceremony during the Christmas season.

Director: Brian Yuzna | Stars: Clint Howard, Neith Hunter, Tommy Hinkley, Hugh Fink

Votes: 1,505

42. I'm Dreaming of a White Doomsday (2017)

71 min | Drama, Horror

5.6
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A mother and her 8 year old son struggle to survive in a bomb shelter after an unnamed apocalypse.

Director: Mike Lombardo | Stars: Holly Andrew, Hope Bikle, Reeve Blazi, Damian Maffei

Votes: 139

43. Elves (1989)

PG-13 | 89 min | Horror

4.1
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A young woman discovers that she is the focus of an evil Nazi experiment involving selective breeding and summoned elves, an attempt to create a race of supermen. She and two of her friends... See full summary »

Director: Jeffrey Mandel | Stars: Dan Haggerty, Julie Austin, Deanna Lund, Borah Silver

Votes: 1,151

44. Silent Night, Deadly Night 5: The Toy Maker (1991 Video)

R | 90 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

4.3
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An elderly toy maker and his son make killer toys designed to kill their customers, children.

Director: Martin Kitrosser | Stars: William Thorne, Jane Higginson, Van Quattro, Tracy Fraim

Votes: 1,426

45. Silent Night, Deadly Night 3: Better Watch Out! (1989 Video)

R | 90 min | Horror

3.5
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The comatose Ricky Caldwell reawakens and begins to stalk a blind woman, with whom he shares a psychic connection.

Director: Monte Hellman | Stars: Samantha Scully, Bill Moseley, Richard C. Adams, Richard Beymer

Votes: 1,814

46. Red Christmas (I) (2016)

Not Rated | 82 min | Horror, Thriller

4.3
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52 Metascore

A mother must protect her family on Christmas Day from a demented stranger who is hell-bent on tearing them apart.

Director: Craig Anderson | Stars: Dee Wallace, Geoff Morrell, Janis McGavin, Gerard O'Dwyer

Votes: 1,693 | Gross: $0.00M

47. Santa Claus (1959)

G | 94 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

2.6
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With the aid of Merlin, Santa Claus must defeat the evil machinations of the devil Pitch to ruin Xmas.

Director: René Cardona | Stars: José Elías Moreno, Cesáreo Quezadas 'Pulgarcito', José Luis Aguirre 'Trotsky', Armando Arriola

Votes: 4,395

48. Black Christmas: The Night Billy Came Home (2016)

90 min | Horror

4.5
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Black Christmas: The Night Billy Came Home is a Black Christmas (1974) sequel, based in a world of reality where the sorority of Phi Kappa Sigma is being stalked and preyed upon an unknown killer.

Director: John Sackett | Stars: Allison Delk, Marilyn Thomas, Elyssia Thomas, Vincent Angel

Votes: 50

49. To All a Goodnight (1980)

R | 87 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

4.7
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A group of teenagers at a party find themselves being stalked by a maniacal killer in a Santa Claus costume.

Director: David Hess | Stars: Jennifer Runyon, Forrest Swanson, Linda Gentile, William Lauer

Votes: 1,132

50. Mother Krampus (2017)

R | 90 min | Horror

5.1
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Based on the myth of Frau Perchta, a witch that comes on the 12 days of Christmas taking children each night.

Director: James Klass | Stars: Claire-Maria Fox, Faye Goodwin, Tony Manders, Michelle Archer

Votes: 879



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