CHRISTMAS BLOOD (2017)
Directed by Reinert Kiil
Written by Reinert Kiil
Starring Ida Malene Smith Bakke, Solje Bergman, Sølje Bergmann, Asbjørn Buarøy, May Lydia Eidstø, Helene Eidsvåg, Florence Eilertsen, Thomas Felberg, Ingvild Flikkerud, Sindre Olav Fredriksen, Jan-Magne Gaare, Trond Grosberghaugen, Jon-André Hakvåg, Stig Henrik Hoff, Haddy Jallow, Yassmine Johansen, Bente Julie Kiil, Reinert Kiil, Frank Kjosås, Sondre Krogtoft Larsen, Andreas Nonaas, Børge Pettersen, Julia Schacht, Karoline Stemre, Kylie Stephenson, Truls Svendsen, Marte Sæteren, Sigmund Sæverud, Eric Vorenholt, Nina Winther
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I know the season has passed, but this year, a ton of new holiday horror films dropped, so I figured, better late than never and maybe this is something you can plan ahead to check out next holiday season or for that After the Holidays X-Mas party.
Reinert Kiil has seen HALLOWEEN, but I’m pretty sure, he’s hoping anyone who plans on watching CHRISTMAS BLOOD hasn’t. The film is an almost beat-for-beat remake of the Carpenter classic—too close to be a true homage, yet not different enough to innovate. Still, in a strange way, the film still managed to entertain me, though maybe not in the way the filmmakers intended.
A serial killer who dresses as Santa and murders those who fit his naughty list is finally captured after a 13 year killing spree and institutionalized. Six years later on Christmas Eve, the patient escapes to wreak havoc once again on a small Norwegian town. Meanwhile, a group of youthful gals get together to cheer up their friend who has just lost her mother, not knowing that the killer is making a b-line to crash the party. Mean-meanwhile, a weathered cop who brought the killer in the first time (you know he’s down and out because he wears his sunglasses at night and has a beard) pairs up with a rookie cop (you know he’s a rookie because he get nauseous every time he sees blood) team up to end the killer’s rampage for good.