“a great antagonist and much like all the great Batman villains he is a sympathetic character so you can’t really hate him”
– On Cletus
Todd Martin of Horrornews.net Reviews Craig Anderson’s RED CHRISTMAS
I also enjoyed the fact that Red Christmas has a pretty high body count and most of the death scenes were quite awesome. Cletus-the killer-doesn’t mess around when it comes to killing people and is a pretty vicious S.O.B. We get some pretty cool death scenes as a result including a woman vertically split in half with an ax, the tip of an umbrella to the eye, and my personal favorite, death via blender to the back of the head. The death scenes look great as they are bloody as hell and just a load of fun in general as the movie definitely lives up to its title as it really is a red Christmas for anyone that happens to come into contact with Cletus.
Speaking of Cletus, I actually couldn’t help but feel sorry for him. I thought that he was pitiful and there were several times during the movie that I really felt sad for him (the part where he gets a Christmas gift for the first time ever in his life is nothing short of heartbreaking if you ask me). I really felt for him because we find out that he really did have a pretty screwed up life and if you ask me he really isn’t that bad of a person in some ways despite the fact that he goes on a killing spree and takes out a number of somewhat innocent people (though I will have to say that his first victim definitely deserves what he gets because he is a horrible person). My only complaint is that we never really get a clear look at his face and I was curious as to what he looked like under the cloak and bandages (though I will have to admit that he is very hard to understand when he speaks and it did get a little annoying eventually because I had no idea what he was saying about 50% of the time that he opened his mouth). I thought that he was a great antagonist and much like all the great Batman villains he is a sympathetic character so you can’t really hate him.
If you want to read the HNN review in it’s entirety, go to :