Red Christmas

Red Christmas

Director: Craig Anderson

2016, Australia, 82 min

 

Program Notes

Horror legend Dee Wallace (The Hills Have Eyes, The Howling, E.T., Cujo, Critters) stars as the stressed-out mother of a squabbling family, gathered together in a remote Outback estate on Christmas Eve. When a mysterious, deformed young man named Cletus appears at their door, things soon change from petty insults to bloody, imaginatively orchestrated violence as Wallace attempts to protect her family from the vengeful intruder. The film deliriously infuses comedy, dark family secrets with outlandish gore and adds the always controversial subject of abortion in its bloodstained mix.

 

“An energetic, candy-colored romp through genre tropes that manages to take its subject matter seriously while poking fun at itself at the same time.” – Variety

 

“Craig Anderson’s feature debut is a wonderful mix of oxymorons and devilish twists.” – Luke Ryan Baldock, The Hollywood News

 

“The wildest, freakiest, there-are-no-words Australian horror movie in years.”– The Guardian Australia