Happy holidays?


As we close in on the 13th day I wanted to take a moment to spotlight a few Creepmas style movies for you. First up a movie I have not yet seen myself but looks truly amazing.


Melancholy Fantastic


Director: A.D. Calvo

Writer: A.D. Calvo

Stars:
Amy Crowdis
Robin Lord Taylor
Josh Caras
A strange and gripping holiday tale of grief, love, and the horrors of loneliness.

The Melancholy Fantastic is a upcoming American independent film written and directed by A.D. Calvo. Still suffering from her mother's recent suicide, a delusional young girl falls for an alluring Goth, against the objections of a life-size talking doll. The Melancholy Fantastic is a psychological thriller set during the holidays. The film takes place during the Christmas holiday and weaves various existential themes into the story. The title of the screenplay was inspired by Søren Kierkegaard's The Sickness Unto Death. In the film, one of the central characters, a Danish Goth named Dukken, paraphrases from Søren Kierkegaard's book and Friedrich Nietzsche's Parable of the Madman. Central elements of the narrative also involve the opening and closing text from Albert Camus' The Stranger (novel). The film features a life-size talking muslin doll named Mor and was filmed in Wallingford, Connecticut and Monroe, Connecticut. The Melancholy Fantastic features an original end credit song called Envy by Digital Daggers.


According to the Roku channel OV Guide, this is currently available for free to watch! I just added the channel so if it is there I will be sure to let you know soon. I need to find this movie looks so f'n good. Here is the trailer just to prove it!!





The Children


Director: Tom Shankland

Writers: Paul Andrew Williams

Stars:
Eva Birthistle
Stephen Campbell Moore
Jeremy Sheffield

Elaine and Jonah and their teenage daughter and young son and daughter, come to spend New Year with her sister Chloe and husband Robbie and their two young children at their isolated country home. One by one the children, after apparently being sick, become increasingly malevolent.

Here is another one I have been meaning to check out. 2008's the Children was part of Lionsgate's The Ghosthouse Underground series. The Children was also nominated for the 2009 Fright Meter Award for Best Horror. 





And for the last one I'm trying to track down this Creepmas season would be...

Home For the Holidays


Director: John Llewellyn Moxey

Writer: Joseph Stefano

Stars:
Jessica Walter
Sally Field
Jill Haworth

Four sisters reluctantly return home to the country to visit their ailing, embittered father over Christmas. Their father believes that his current wife has tried to poison him but Dr. Lindsay, the local physician, and the sisters disagree. Then a storm causes the roads to be flooded and the telephone lines to not work. Soon it becomes clear that someone wants to kill the family, as well, when one of them is found murdered. One sister then tries to run through the woods to reach Sheriff Nolan for help. But she has her own encounter, as she sees someone chasing her while dressed in a large poncho carrying the pitchfork. She returns home, only to discover more murders. The prime suspect becomes father's wife, but was it someone else?


Sure it was made for TV but it looks pretty good. The cast boasts two actresses who played Sally Bowles in original Broadway productions: Julie Harris from the 1951 play "I Am a Camera" and Jill Haworth from the musical production of "Cabaret" in 1966. And, Oscar winners Sally Field and Walter Brennan and Oscar nominees  Eleanor Parker.



Ok so there you go a few little Creepmas Gems for your Ghoulish delights. Ok, I looked into Melancholy Fantastic and it is not currently on OVGuide but they sure did have plenty of other Creepmas movies to watch for free so still check the channel out. Also do not forget to check in on the other bloggers over at www.creempas.com

Comments

  1. Just when I think I'm close to seeing all the holiday horror movies...there are more! Thanks

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  2. I'll stick with "It's a Wonderful Life," thanks.

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