‘Tis the season to be scary, creeps! Once a year the world around us becomes a little more merry and bright as the Christmas holiday gleefully outshines the spooks and creatures, the gore, the macabre, and the grim. This year however, while we’re laying nestled in our beds and something goes bump in the night, it’s a lot more terrifying than a fat, omniscient elf breaking into your home.
RLJ Entertainment (Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich) has picked up North American distribution rights to the highly anticipated All The Creatures Were Stirring that premiered at the Chattanooga Film Festival back in February, giving us horror fiends a real reason for the season. This Christmas themed anthology produced by Fallback Plan Productions and starring Constance Wu (Crazy Rich Asians), Chase Williamson (Victor Crowley), Jocelin Donahue (The House of the Devil), Amanda Fuller (Red), and Brea Grant (Beyond the Gates) contains five chilling, yet humorous tales.
All The Creatures Were Stirring has been conjured up by the incredibly talented husband and wife duo, Rebekah McKendry, Ph.D. and David McKendry. The couple co-wrote and co-directed the anthology. Dr. McKendry is a notable voice among the horror community having worked for both Blumhouse Productions and Fangoria Magazine. She is currently a co-host on the Shock Waves podcast and recently released an entry, co-written with her husband, for Epic Comic’s Hellraiser series.
In case you needed another reason to be jolly, check out the gorgeously creepy poster art (below) drawn up by Cavity Colors’ lead designer Devon Whitehead. If you’re not familiar with his work, I suggest you get acquainted with it before you begin writing out your Christmas list for St. Nick this year. Whitehead is brilliantly talented and the artwork is, as always, a visual powerhouse all its own.
Aside from the promise of demonic decor, Scrooged influence, last-minute-shopping tragedies, sleighing stalkers, and Argento’s glorious beam, what makes All The Creatures Were Stirring that one special gift beneath the Christmas tree is that it is a film made by horror fans for horror fans. This love letter to the horror genre and the holiday atmosphere is filled with familiar references, homages, and imagery any fan can appreciate.
It’s sure to be a holly jolly good time… if we can all make it through the quickly approaching Halloween season, that is. All The Creatures Were Stirring will be released via VOD, on DVD and Digital on December 4, 2018. Are you excited for the new holiday horror anthology? Let us know in the comments below, over on Twitter, or in our Horror Group on Facebook!