Two high schoolers are having a little lover’s lane fun on a snowy night — when an ax through the windsheild interrupts their cozy tryst. Who is the attacker? It’s a ragged one-eyed Santa and a smiling, pigtail sporting Mrs. Claus. Thus kicks off a bloody fun trailer for Once Upon a Time at Christmas. The new holiday slasher from director Paul Tanter is coming to DVD and digital HD.
Here’s the official synopsis:
Meet Santa and Mrs. Claus: he’s a one-eyed fiend, she’s a curvy, bat-swinging blonde. This serial-killer couple is terrorizing the holidays in an upstate New York town with a series of horrific homicides. Though the victims seem random — a mall Santa, a smooching couple, an innocent family — high-schooler Jennifer and clever cop Sam begin to unravel the sinister pattern behind the slayings. Can they stop the murders before Christmas comes — and there’s no one left to celebrate?
With it’s campy killers, colorful lights, snowy scenes, and a determined teen sleuth, it seems Once Upon a Time at Christmas is going for a more fun take on the Santa slasher film than Silent Night, Deadly Night. If you’re idea of the perfect Christmas movie involves blood, gore, axes, lover’s lane slayings and home invasion, this film appears to have it all.
Once Upon a Time at Christmas stars Laurel Brady, Susannah Mackay, Simon Phillips, Sayla de Goede, Brook Fletcher, Barry Kennedy, Jeff Ellenberger and Devon Mary Doherty. It’s distributed by Lionsgate and was an official selection of the 2017 Blood in the Snow Film Festival.
As a year round horror fan who still likes to get into the festive spirit, I always welcome a new holiday horror release. If you’re the same, plan to keep an eye out for this seasonal slasher to add to your creepy Christmas!