B-movies are the cornerstone of any fiend’s repertoire.They are the movies we are sometimes embarrassed to admit we like (*cough*, Six-Headed Shark Attack, *cough*), but continually watch. In an era of pretentious Hollywood films, B-movies can be our only saving grace. They are the movies that are so bad they’re good, be it unintentional or not, full of passion from filmmakers who just want to create. The latest B-movie to grace our presence is Wild Eye Releasing’s Christmas epic Mrs. Claus.
A group of college students attending a Christmas party at a sorority house that has a sinister past are stalked by a bloodthirsty killer disguised as Mrs. Claus.
What an overly simplistic, yet direct synopsis, right? As much as I appreciate high concept films like Suspiria or Hereditary, but sometimes it’s nice to take a step back and be spoon fed every little detail.
Mrs. Claus, or as it’s known by its alternate title Stirring, is written and directed by Troy Escamilla who seems to have a knack for creating fun low budget B-movies like Party Night (2017). Their is a few all stars in the cast like the incredible scream queen Brinke Stevens who has been in such wonderful B-movies like Roger Corman’s The Slumber Party Massacre, and Sorority Babes in the Slimeball Bowl-O-Rama. Alongside Stevens is Helene Udy from the classics My Bloody Valentine, The Dead Zone, and 1313: Frankenqueen.
There seems to be some fun looking kills in this movie, and some great references to other Christmas horror films. Overall this movie seems like it is going to be a fun holiday themed romp and any B-movie that stars some scream queens is already an A+ in my book. Mrs. Claus will be sleighing her way into your stockings November 13th.
If you’re a fan of movies “so bad they’re good,” be sure to check out our new monthly retrospective Awfully Good for all your trash-tastic recommendations. Are you excited to witness Mrs Claus’ merry massacre? Let us know in the comments below, over on Twitter, or in our Horror Group on Facebook!