If you prefer Silent Night, Deadly Night, Black Christmas, and the BBC’s A Ghost Story for Christmas to Love Actually, head over to Film Noir Cinema next Tuesday. They’re hosting a book release party for Yuletide Terror: Christmas Horror on Film and Television where contributors will be discussing Christmas horror films:
long-standing traditions have found modern expression in the Christmas horror film, a unique and sometimes controversial subgenre that cheerfully drives a stake of holly through the heart of cherished Christmas customs.
To celebrate the release of Spectacular Optical’s new book Yuletide Terror: Christmas Horror on Film and Television, contributors Michael Gingold (Rue Morgue) and Kier-La Janisse (House of Psychotic Women) will delve into the world of festive fright favourites and obscurities, from American Santa Slashers (and the ensuing controversies) to the quintessentially-English A Ghost Story for Christmas series, providing insight on these subversive film and television presentations that allow viewers to engage in different ways with the complicated cultural history of the Christmas season.
As part of this special event, we will also be premiering a new Christmas horror short film made to accompany the book by filmmaker Sean Hogan (THE DEVIL’S BUSINESS): a windswept ghost story set on England’s southeastern coast called WE ALWAYS FIND OURSELVES IN THE SEA.
The Miskatonic Institute of Horror Studies – NYC
Date: 12 December
Venue: Film Noir Cinema
Address: 122 Meserole, Greenpoint, Brooklyn
Prices: $12 advance / $15 on the door