We at Artsploitation were a bit conflicted when we were considering acquiring Christmas Blood. Unlike the poster – which offers a fast-moving camp slasher film for the holidays – the actual film takes itself much more seriously. It has blood, and a rampaging Santa but it works better as a noirish thriller. So check it out if you are in the mood for an artsy-ish slatter tale!
From Cryptic Rock:
“Many will immediately assume that this is a film that is about to be an exercise in silly camp horror. Surprisingly, it is not. That is not to say that it is a film that disguises itself as something particularly profound or high-taste; there is still plenty of blood and scantily clad ladies in this Horror flick, but it does aim for a much weightier tone than many of its similar contemporaries. In many ways, Christmas Blood is actually a mash-up of two genres: Horror and that very particular strain of detective film. Visually, it often borders on noir, and it makes for a unique viewing experience – there is a cool and reserved sensibility to the action you see on screen that contrasts greatly with the content you are watching. Cryptic Rock gives Christmas Blood 4 out of 5 stars. – CrypticRock