EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: WRITER/DIRECTOR CRAIG ANDERSON ON “RED CHRISTMAS” AND COURTING CONTROVERSY
You’ve got Christmas, abortion and Down syndrome—you tackle a lot of touchy subjects in RED CHRISTMAS!
In regards to the stuff involving Down syndrome, one of the interesting things I learned regarding the discussion around it was the idea of eugenics—and I’m not going to say I’m a conspiracy theorist, but there are a certain amount of the population that do get aborted more than other types, and one of those is people with intellectual disabilities or congenital disorders that could lead to what some people would consider not to be a high-quality life. So that is an issue in the film as well. Those themes are all under the surface, though. They’re all hiding, and if you want to pick away, hopefully you’ll find them. In the end, it’s also just a family being terrorized by a madman on Christmas Day, so it works on that level, but if you start to look further, I tried to put other things in there.