It’s that time of year again. We’ve been marathoning through our regular list of Christmas movies. Classics like A Christmas Story, Scrooged, Elf, Christmas Vacation, the Holiday Special, Polar Express, The Muppets Christmas Carol, and other family favorites. Then after hours comes the more adult fare, A Very Harold and Kumar Christmas, Bad Santa, The Trailer Park Boys Christmas Special, and most important Christmas horror movies. I know Cliff has at least one of these on his 61 Days of Horror list. However, for us, Christmas belongs at Christmas and all horror movies based during that season shall remain in that season. As I write this, I’m watching the 1974 Black Christmas. We dig the 2006 version too. 2019 is a complete retelling, but enforces a female empowerment message that we like in this household. Of course, you’ve got classics like Gremlins and Silent Night, Deadly Night. In addition to these, there have been some amazing ones in recent years. Most people have probably seen Krampus, but some lower budget ones you may have missed include A Christmas Horror Story, Better Watch Out, Silent Night, and Anna and the Apocolypse (a zombie musical set at Christmas). A gem I found this year that I really dug that has a 90% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, the highest of all the movies mentioned, is Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale. It’s a foreign language movie with subtitles (everyone knows I hate reading movies), but has some pretty amazing twists to what could have easily been just another Christmas horror movie.
What was some of your favorite news from this show? For Star Wars, the possibility of getting Luke and Leia from her training scene in Episode 9 is exciting. Not necessarily because of what they would look like, but more for the concept. Origins Battle Armor He-Man with a vintage head is exciting. This is based on a figure I got as a kid for Christmas back in the day. Not that we didn’t see it coming, but a Skullcruncher in a G1 box is pretty exciting for me at least, even if it is a modern mold. This is in addition to a Mech Fan Toys version coming, including a City of Steel Prime redeco. Nothing too exciting for Joe, so let’s just go with Lanard’s new Predator Figures.
You better not cry, I’m telling you why…Slick
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