Kew Gardens Festival of Cinema
New York City Premiere of Red Christmas with very special guests, Gerard O’Dwyer & Director, Craig Anderson
Red Christmas is a great gift to the horror genre. It’s in the tradition of classics like, Silent Night, Deadly Night and Christmas Evil. If you didn’t know any better, you would think you picked up a VHS copy off the shelf of your local video store’s horror section in 1980 something. It has that type of feel, a throwback to the glory days of hand made gore. The kill scenes are great and gruesome, and let’s not forget creative. It’s an essential piece of horror pop- culture worth watching over and over again. It’s not Santa doing the slicing and dicing in this holiday slasher flick, but instead Cletus, an aborted baby all grown up and ready to get his revenge on Christmas Eve! Wow, this is some powerful and controversial subject matter that could have easily went the wrong direction, but director Craig Anderson was able to tackle the topic of abortion and make it work in this B level horror flick. Let’s not forget about the ultimate scream queen, Dee Wallace, known for such movies as E.T. The Extra- Terrestrial, Cujo, The Howling, Critters, and Hills Have Eyes. She is a phenomenal actress, and her talents shine brighter than ever in this new Christmas horror classic! It’s the type of movie that you find yourself thinking about and talking about after you’re done watching it. You know it’s a good movie when it stays with you and you feel the need to tell other people about it. Definitely worth checking out. You won’t be disappointed.