ALL THE CREATURES WERE STIRRING (2018)
Directed by David Ian McKendry & Rebekah McKendry
Written by David Ian McKendry & Rebekah McKendry
Starring Constance Wu, Jonathan Kite, Jocelin Donahue, Ashley Clements, Mark Kelly, Graham Skipper, Matt Long, Amanda Fuller, Catherine Parker, Morgan Peter Brown, Michelle DeFraites, Stephanie Drake, Peter Cilella, Makeda Declet, Megan Duffy, Brea Grant, Matt Mercer, Diva Zappa, Lauren Lakis, Ian Gregory, Maria Olsen, Alexander Ward, John Humphrey, Edward Hong, Herve Clermont, Chase Williamson, Josh Drennen, Larry Zerner, Jesse Merlin, Diane Sellers, Archie Hahn, Connie Ventress, Shane Carpenter, Tiffany Elle, Craig Lee Thomas
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FANGORIA editor Rebekah McKendry and David Ian McKendry have teamed up to deliver an anthology of horrific holiday proportions in ALL THE CREATURES WERE STIRRING. As with most anthologies, there are some chapters that are hits and misses, but I was impressed with more than I was disappointed. Still, I think you’ll find something you’ll like in this stocking stuffer of an anthology. I’ll go through each of the segments below.
The first segment, “The Stockings Were Hung,” is inspired as it focuses on something we all have endured at one time or another, the office holiday party. Putting a SAW-like twist on the festivities, an unknown voice on the phone forces the party-goers to open gifts full of deadly items and use them on one another. This one has some fun twists and some great character work from Jocelin Donahue (who has been getting a lot of work lately with SUMMER CAMP, HOLIDAYS, and even the new Aflac ads!), Matt Mercer (CONTRACTED) and Chase Williamson (JOHN DIES AT THE END). Relying heavily on comedy and shock value, this one is a solid way to begin.