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happy, filled with cheer and the spirit of giving. For those who enjoy
something a little darker, though, there are plenty of thrills on the movie
twisted and dark, then here are the top five scary holiday movies you can
named Jack Frost to get you in the mood for the holidays, right? This 1997
thriller is a classic holiday romp you are sure to enjoy. The movie takes place
in the fictional town of Snowmonton, where a truck carrying serial killer Jack
Frost to his execution crashes into a genetics truck. The genetic material
causes Jack’s body to mutate and fuse together with the snow on the ground. As
you can imagine, what happens next is pretty freaky and fun!
As cute as those little buggers
are when they are soft, fuzzy Mogwai, they are delightfully evil as Gremlins.
They wreak havoc during Christmas when a boy inadvertently breaks three
important rules about getting his new pet wet. This is a family favorite and if
you’ve never seen it, now it is the season.
A slasher flick that brings us
all back to the 80s, this film is perfect for fans of serial killer movies.
It’s tehe story of an escaped maniac who returns to his childhood home on
Christmas Eve, which is now a sorority house, and begins to murder the sorority
sisters one by one. There is lots of blood and gore, watch this one with the
lights low after the kids are in bed.
based on a German legend and takes the notion of St. Nick and spins it in a
whole new direction. It’s about a boy who has a bad Christmas ends up
accidentally summoning this festive demon to his family home. Lots of jumpy
moments make this a must-watch during the holidays.
Nightmare Before Christmas
Halloween flick, too, but it certainly crosses over and spans two of the best
holidays of the year. You see, Jack Skellington, king of Halloween Town,
discovers Christmas Town, but doesn’t quite understand the concept. Can you
blame him? Tim Burton is a master and this film can be enjoyed by young and old
anytime during the season.
Veronica woke from night terrors as a child, sure that something really was after her. That belief landed Veronica in the hospital under observation. Later, when Veronica is a successful interior designer, she has no memory of her time in the hospital. Veronica awakens to a phone call one morning, being offered a chance of a lifetime. What Veronica does not realize is that she might not survive this golden opportunity.
The storytelling in this book is amazing. the chapters change time periods, locations picking up threads and weaving together an extremely entertaining tapestry by the time all is said and done. As I read further and further into the book, I wondered what some of the pieces meant, though they all, at least tangentially involve the chateau that Veronica has been hired to redecorate/renovate. I won’t say more, as that would involve spoilers. I will say that the book is entertaining, enthralling, and, because of all of the well-researched history, educational.
There are a few scenes where the characters are depicted in great peril, and that is something to keep in mind. There are some allusions to sex, but they are handled in a very circumspect manner. Because of the alternating story lines, et cetera, I wouldn’t recommend the book to anyone younger than 16, and, then, only after talking in-house.
This is not my ordinary “drug of choice” when it comes to pleasure reading, but I’m glad I took a chance!
Reviewed by HR Duby for Romance Authors that Rock