Top Christmas Horror Watches

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1. A Christmas Horror Story (2015)

Not Rated | 99 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

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: 8,397

2. P2 (2007)

R | 98 min | Crime, Horror, Thriller

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: 29,953 | Gross: $3.99M

3. Black Christmas (1974)

R | 98 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

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: 28,437 | Gross: $4.05M

4. Black Christmas (2006)

R | 84 min | Horror

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: 23,284 | Gross: $16.24M

5. Santa's Slay (2005)

R | 78 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

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: 8,466

6. Treevenge (2008)

16 min | Short, Comedy, Horror

Christmas trees ripped out of their forest plan revenge against people enjoying the holidays.

Director: Jason Eisener | Stars: Jonathan Torrens, Sarah Dunsworth, Maris Morgan, Jayden Taylor

Votes: 2,145

7. Gremlins (1984)

PG | 106 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

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: 181,472 | Gross: $148.17M

8. The Children (2008)

R | 84 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

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: 16,350

9. Elves (1989)

PG-13 | 89 min | Horror

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: 1,070

10. A Cadaver Christmas (2011)

Not Rated | 85 min | Comedy, Horror

United by terrifying and bizarre circumstances, the janitor, the drunk, the bartender, the cop, his perp, and the student security guard must fight to undo the professor's work. A dark ... See full summary »

Director: Joe Zerull | Stars: Daniel Rairdin-Hale, Hanlon Smith-Dorsey, Yosh Hayashi, Ben Hopkins

Votes: 661

11. Christmas Evil (2015)

Short, Horror

Santa Claus is coming to town - and there's only one man who can stop him.

Director: Michael Peeling | Stars: Michael Peeling, Leo Sciara, Melanie McKechnie, Braeden Gosse

12. Gremlins (1984)

PG | 106 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

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: 181,472 | Gross: $148.17M

13. Dismembering Christmas (2015)

Not Rated | 74 min | Horror

At a vacation winter lake house, seven high school seniors are attacked by a madman out for revenge.

Director: Austin Bosley | Stars: Baker Chase Powell, Danielle Doetsch, Johnathon Krautkramer, Jennifer Lenius

Votes: 184

14. Silent Night, Deadly Night (1984)

R | 79 min | Horror, Thriller

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: 12,275 | Gross: $2.49M

15. Saint (2010)

Not Rated | 85 min | Horror

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: 8,099

16. Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale (2010)

R | 84 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Horror

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: 24,135 | Gross: $0.26M

17. Stalled (I) (2013)

Not Rated | 84 min | Comedy, Horror

A janitor gets trapped in a women's restroom and encounters an all-out attack by a horde of zombies.

Director: Christian James | Stars: Dan Palmer, Antonia Bernath, Tamaryn Payne, Mark Holden

Votes: 1,761

18. Krampus (I) (2015)

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

49 Metascore

A boy who has a bad Christmas ends up accidentally summoning a festive demon to his family home.

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

Votes: 56,407 | Gross: $42.59M

19. The White Reindeer (1952)

Not Rated | 74 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

A newly wed woman goes to the local shaman to get some help with her lovelife, but instead gets turned into a white reindeer vampire.

Director: Erik Blomberg | Stars: Mirjami Kuosmanen, Kalervo Nissilä, Åke Lindman, Jouni Tapiola

Votes: 1,241

20. Better Watch Out (II) (2016)

R | 89 min | Comedy, Crime, Horror

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: 23,457 | Gross: $0.02M

21. Mercy Christmas (2017)

TV-MA | 83 min | Action, Comedy, Horror

When Michael Briskett meets the perfect woman, his ideal Christmas dream comes true when she invites him to her family's holiday celebration. Dreams shattered, Michael struggles to survive once he realizes HE will be Christmas dinner.

Director: Ryan Nelson | Stars: Cole Gleason, Forest Hostetter, David Rupprecht, Gwen Van Dam

Votes: 360

22. Black Mirror (2011– )
Episode: White Christmas (2014)

TV-MA | 73 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

Three interconnected tales of technology run amok during the Christmas season are told by two men at a remote outpost in a frozen wilderness.

Director: Carl Tibbetts | Stars: Jon Hamm, Rafe Spall, Oona Chaplin, Natalia Tena

Votes: 44,455

23. Inside No. 9 (2014– )
Episode: The Devil of Christmas (2016)

TV-MA | 29 min | Comedy, Drama, Horror

A director talks about his old horror film. It's Austria, Krampusnacht, December 1977. The Devonshires arrive at the alpine chalet for a holiday. The caretaker, Klaus, tells them about a local legend of Krampus, the Devil of Christmas.

Director: Graeme Harper | Stars: Reece Shearsmith, Rula Lenska, Jessica Raine, Steve Pemberton

Votes: 889

24. I, Madman (1989)

R | 89 min | Fantasy, Horror, Thriller

A bookshop clerk finds that an insane and murderous doctor from one of the store's horror novels has come to life.

Director: Tibor Takács | Stars: Jenny Wright, Clayton Rohner, Randall William Cook, Stephanie Hodge

Votes: 2,515 | Gross: $0.15M

25. Gremlins: Recall (2017)

11 min | Short, Fantasy, Horror

A company by the name of Wing has created Mogwais that can be adopted as family pets with no ill consequences -- or so they thought. Tiny terror is unleashed at a local diner when a teenage girl interferes with a Wing driver's live cargo.

Director: Ryan Patrick | Stars: Katherine Rodriguez, Randy Irwin, Sarah Lilly, Rob Wood

Votes: 98

26. Two Front Teeth (2006)

85 min | Action, Comedy, Fantasy

It's the night before Christmas and Gabe Snow, a tabloid writer haunted by the Ghosts of Christmas past, is investigating a Yule Tide conspiracy. Gabe knows that Flight 1225 was brought ... See full summary »

Directors: Jamie Nash, David Thomas Sckrabulis | Stars: Johnny Francis Wolf, Megan Pearson, Michael Brecher, Joseph L. Johnson

Votes: 158

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

R | 90 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

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: 1,314

28. Wind Chill (2007)

R | 91 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

52 Metascore

Two college students share a ride home for the holidays, but when they break down on a deserted stretch of road, they are preyed upon by the ghosts of people who have died there.

Director: Gregory Jacobs | Stars: Emily Blunt, Ashton Holmes, Martin Donovan, Ned Bellamy

Votes: 20,866 | Gross: $0.02M

29. Silent Night (I) (2012)

R | 94 min | Comedy, Horror, Mystery

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: 7,019 | Gross: $0.01M

30. Follow (I) (2015)

TV-MA | 74 min | Horror, Thriller

A man who receives an early Christmas present from his girlfriend blacks out only to wake up in a terrifying nightmare.

Director: Owen Egerton | Stars: Haley Lu Richardson, Don Most, Noah Segan, Olivia Grace Applegate

Votes: 574

31. Tales from the Crypt (1989–1996)

TV-MA | 25 min | Comedy, Crime, Fantasy

Tales of horror based on the gruesome E.C. comic books of the 1950s presented by the legendary Crypt Keeper, a sinister ghoul obsessed with gallows humor and horrific puns.

Stars: John Kassir, Roy Brocksmith, Miguel Ferrer, Cam Clarke

Votes: 19,713

32. Secret Santa (I) (2018)

89 min | Action, Comedy, Horror

After an unknown assailant spikes the punch of a pharmaceutical family Christmas with a military grade version of sodium pentothal during Secret Santa, members of the family must survive the night from the victims of the untested drug.

Director: Adam Marcus | Stars: Michael Rady, Drew Lynch, Debra Sullivan, A Leslie Kies

Votes: 446

33. Tales from the Darkside (1983–1988)
Episode: Seasons of Belief (1986)

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

On Christmas Eve, a father ends his two children's boredom by holding them spellbound with a scary story about a fearsome beast known as the Grither.

Director: Michael McDowell | Stars: E.G. Marshall, Margaret Klenck, Sky Berdahl, Jenna von Oÿ

Votes: 258

34. Black Mirror (2011– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

An anthology series exploring a twisted, high-tech world where humanity's greatest innovations and darkest instincts collide.

Stars: Daniel Lapaine, Hannah John-Kamen, Michaela Coel, Beatrice Robertson-Jones

Votes: 356,259

35. Tales from the Crypt (1989–1996)
Episode: And All Through the House (1989)

Not Rated | 22 min | Comedy, Crime, Fantasy

A greedy woman makes the mistake of murdering her husband while an escaped mental patient dressed in a Santa Claus outfit is on the loose.

Director: Robert Zemeckis | Stars: John Kassir, Mary Ellen Trainor, Larry Drake, Marshall Bell

Votes: 1,359

36. Red Christmas (I) (2016)

Not Rated | 82 min | Horror, Thriller

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, David Collins, Gerard O'Dwyer

Votes: 1,560 | Gross: $0.00M

37. Lucky Stiff (1988)

PG | 82 min | Comedy, Horror

A plump loser, after being left at the alter by his fiancee, is invited to Christmas dinner by a beautiful woman, but her family are cannibals who intend to have *him* as the main course.

Director: Anthony Perkins | Stars: Donna Dixon, Joe Alaskey, Jeff Kober, Fran Ryan

Votes: 311



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