Winter Holiday Horror

by Shawna

My favorite season and genre meet up in Winter Holiday Horror. The cheer of the winter holidays mixed with the fright of Horror makes for a perfectly salty/sweet combo.

Krampus

DVD MOVIE SF/HORROR Krampus
Horror

This darkly festive tale of a yuletide ghoul reveals an irreverently twisted side to the holiday. The horror-comedy tells the story of young Max, who turns his back on Christmas as his dysfunctional family comes together and comically clashes over the holidays. When they accidentally unleash the wrath of Krampus, an ancient entity from European folklore, all hell breaks loose and beloved holiday icons take on a monstrous life of their own.

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A modern movie sure to become a holiday classic. With plenty of laughs, scares, and a few sweet moments this movie perfectly blends the genres for a unique viewing experience. -Shawna

Gremlins

DVD MOVIE SF/HORROR Gremlins
Horror

Billy Peltzer's father buys him a new cuddly pet. But heed these three warnings: Don't ever get him wet. Keep him away from bright light. And the most important thing, the one thing you must never forget: no matter how much he cries, no matter how much he begs ... never, never feed him after midnight.

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With an adorable, mysterious creature, romance, family fun, and moments of terror tinged with hilarity, this movie has so much going on I find something new about it to love year after year. -Shawna

The shining

DVD MOVIE SF/HORROR Shining
Horror

A young boy and his parents spend the winter in a resort hotel which is possessed by ghosts.

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Though this movie is not specifically a holiday movie, it is best experienced on a snowy winter day, several of which often occur around winter holidays. The opening sequence of this film perfectly sets the stage for this ominous movie that builds to a notably climactic end. -Shawna

The shining

Stephen King

FICTION King, Stephen
Horror

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People often say a movie can't stand up to a book. In this case, the book and the movie are both amazing works in their own right. -Shawna

NOS4A2 : a novel

Joe Hill

FICTION Hill Joe
Horror

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As the son of Stephen King it is no wonder Joe Hill has written some marvelously creepy novels. Hill's truly horrifying depiction of a Christmas wonderland leaves haunting imagery and weaves a story that keeps readers wanting more. -Shawna

Wraith

COMIC/Wraith
Graphic Novels

Joe Hill's New York Times Bestselling novel, NOS4A2, introduced readers to the terrifying funhouse world of Christmasland, and the mad man who rules there: Charlie Manx. Now, in an original new comic mini-series, Hill throws wide the candy cane gates to tell a standalone story that is at once both accessible to new readers, and sure to delight fans of the novel where he explored Charlie's twisted beginnings, introduces a new and depraved cast of characters to Christmasland, and takes readers on a 100 mph ride down a nightmare road in a car with no brakes.

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Joe Hill explores the past of the main villain of his novel, NOS4A2 in this graphic novel. -Shawna

Hark! the herald angels scream

808.83873 /Hark
Horror

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For the Holiday Horror reader on-the-go, this recently published book of short stories is a great option. With stories ranging from shockingly terrifying to mildly disquieting, this collection keeps readers entertained and wanting more. -Shawna