holiday horror

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This ever-growing horror subgenre needs its own page! Here’s a list of every holiday horror movie I can think of—with links to any I’ve blogged about. The page was getting so big I had to break it up. This page covers multi-holiday horror anthologies and all the minor holidays.

For the list of Halloween horror flicks, click here.
For the list of Christmas horror films, click here.

HOLIDAYS (2016)

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All the holidays you could want in one film. My blog here

HOLIDAY HELL (2019)

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With only a handful of tales, this anthology doesn’t quite get through the whole calendar of holidays. My blog here.

THANKSGIVING HORROR 

BLOOD RAGE (1987)

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Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman does holiday horror and I blog about it here.

BUZZARD HOLLOW BEEF (2017)

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Beef for Thanksgiving? My blog here.

DON’T LOOK (2018)

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Thanksgiving in the backwoods. Who’s going to carve? My blog here.

FLESH & BLOOD (2018)

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This installment of Into the Dark is not the yummiest Thanksgiving dish on the horror menu. I take a look here.

GRANDMA WEREWOLF (2017)

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There’s a hair in my turkey! My blog here.

THE GRANNY (1995)

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A greedy family gathers at Granny’s for the holiday—and she turns into a demonic killer! My blog here.

HOME SWEET HOME (1981)

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Body by Jake kills people, and I blog about it here.

KILLER PINATA (2015)

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While it doesn’t celebrate with turkey, this one does take place on Thanksgiving weekend. My blog here.

KRISTY (2014)

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No turkey in sight, but it takes place over Thanksgiving break. My blog here.

THE LAST THANKSGIVING (2020)

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A cannibalistic family needs dinner in this slasher. My blog here.

PILGRIM (2019)

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This installment of Hulu’s Into The Dark is one of the better Thanksgiving flicks out there. My blog here.

THANKSKILLING

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A killer turkey. And it only gets worse as we skip part 2 and go straight to part 3. I explain in my blog.

HANNUKAH HORROR

HANUKKAH (2019)

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The dreidel is about to hit the fan. My blog here.

NEW YEAR’S HORROR

ALIEN PARTY CRASHERS (2017)

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A gay kiss on New Year’s Eve…and a gay guy fighting back against aliens! My blog here.

BLOODY NEW YEAR (1987)

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New Year’s Eve demon horror in the summer? Only in the 80s! I blog about it here.

DEAD OF WINTER (aka: Lost Signal) (2006)

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A young couple does drugs at a party on New Year’s Eve and is then hunted by a killer on the way home. My blog here.

THE DEMON (2016)

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It becomes New Year’s Evil Dead for a bunch of friends partying in a demonic house! My blog here.

THE EVE (2015)

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Four friends trapped in a house on a remote island with a killer outside on New Year’s Eve. I blog about the film here.

GHOSTKEEPER (1982)

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Snowbound with ghosts on New Year’s Eve? I blog about the movie here.

LIFE BLOOD (2009)

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A lesbian vampire New Year’s Eve party! I blog about the film here

MIDNIGHT KISS (2019)

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Everyone’s looking for a big gay kiss on New Year’s Eve in this installment of Hulu’s Into the Dark. My blog here.

MIDNIGHTERS (2017)

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An accidental midnight murder turns into a gathering of backstabbers. My blog here.

THE MILLENNIUM BUG (2011)

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A family escapes to the woods to avoid Y2K only to be abducted by deformed hillbillies…and then a giant bug monster. My blog here.

MINUTES TO MIDNIGHT (2018)

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A big bad masked killer and horny kids on New Year’s Eve? Now that’s a party. My blog here.

NEW YEAR NEW YOU (2018)

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Girls get crazy at midnight. My blog here.

NEW YEAR’S EVIL (1980)

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Pinky Tuscadero rings in a new wave New Year. I blog about it here.

THE NIGHT OF THE VIRGIN (2016)

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He wants to ring in the New Year with a bang. My blog here.

SICKNESS HOUSE (2006)

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A killer quarantine for the New Year! I blog about the movie here.

STEEL TRAP (2007)

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A great midnight slasher! I blog about the movie here.

TERROR TRAIN (1980)

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Jamie Lee Curtis being stalked by a masked killer…on a different holiday!

PRESIDENT’S DAY HORROR

PRESIDENT’S DAY (2010)

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Abraham Lincoln stalks a black guy. Seriously! I blog about the movie here.

PRESIDENTS DAY (2016)

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A whole bunch of zombie presidents celebrate their birthdays in this zombedy! I blog about the film here.

 

VALENTINE’S DAY HORROR

CUPID (1997)

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Zach Galligan of Gremlins and Waxwork is so obsessed with Cupid he’ll kill to have a date on Valentine’s Day. My blog here.

CUPID (2020)

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The title says it all. My blog here.

DEAD END (2014)

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This one is both a Valentine’s Day slasher and a supernatural flick My blog here.

DOWN (2019)

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Stuck in an elevator on Valentine’s Day. My blog here.

LOVERS LANE (2000)

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Where better to get your heart ripped out on Valentine’s Day? I look at this slasher here.

MY BLOODY VALENTINE

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I look at the holiday classic and its remake here.

PONTYPOOL (2008)

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If you watch closely enough, this one takes place on Valentine’s Day. My blog here.

TALES FROM THE CRYPT

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It’s back! Along with the Santa story the original 1972 movie features a story in which Peter Cushing is sent nasty Valentines.

VALENTINE (2001)

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A masked killer wants David Boreanaz’s bod. I look at the film here.

VALENTINE DAYZ (2018)

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A zombie outbreak really screws up a romantic evening. My blog here.

X-RAY (aka: HOSPITAL MASSACRE) (1982)

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Barbi Benton, the 80s, a hospital, and Valentine’s Day are reason enough for me to blog about this one here.

 

ST. PATRICK’S DAY HORROR

CRAWLERS (2020)

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Bar crawling with flesh-eaters on St. Patrick’s Day. My blog here.

LEPRECHAUN

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The ultimate St. Paddy’s franchise!

LEPRECHAUN: ORIGINS (2014)

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It’s virtually impossible to consider this creature feature as part of the original franchise. There’s not even an attempt to connect it.

MUCK (2015)

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No killer Leprechaun, but it takes place on St. Patrick’s Day. I blog about the film here.

RED CLOVER (2012)

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Creature feature fun with Billy Zane. I blog about it here.

UNLUCKY CHARMS (2013)

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This is one disaster of a leprechaun-themed film. I blog about it here.

 

APRIL FOOL’S DAY HORROR

APRIL FOOLS (2007)

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Urban holiday horror! My blog about this slasher here.

APRIL FOOL’S DAY (1986)

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An 80s slasher classic.

APRIL FOOL’S DAY (2008)

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No one will ever consider this mess a “remake.” My blog here.

BLOODY APRIL FOOLS (2013)

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April Fools’ Day killer…in December? I explain in my blog about the film.

I’M JUST FUCKING WITH YOU (2019)

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A crazed killer at a hotel on April Fool’s Day. My blog here.

SLAUGHTER HIGH (1986)

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A killer in a jester costume terrorizes a high school reunion on April Fool’s Day. My blog here.

EASTER HORROR

BEASTER DAY (2014)

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Creature feature spoof. I blog about it here.

BUNNYMAN (MASSACRE)

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The Bunnyman movies don’t take place on Easter, but it’s a guy in a bunny costume killing people no matter how you slice it. I blog about them here.

BUNNY THE KILLER THING (2015)

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A cabin in the woods…and a killer bunny that seriously wants to fertilize some eggs. My blog here.

COTTONTAIL (2017)

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Plenty of bunny…but where’s the blood? My blog about the film here.

CRITTERS 2 (1988)

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Critter Easter eggs, a trip to church, a guy in an bunny costume. This sequel is a total Easter movie. I blog about the franchise here.

EASTER BUNNY BLOODBATH (2010)

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You guessed it; crazed killer dressed as a bunny! My blog here.

EASTER BUNNY, KILL! KILL! (2006)

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A highly offensive piece of Easter trash, I blog about it here.

EASTER CASKET (2013)

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A hot priest after a killer bunny. Need I say more? Well I do in this blog.

EASTER SUNDAY (2014)

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Horror comedy grindhouse exploitation flick about a killer in a bunny mask. My blog here.

KOTTENTAIL (2007)

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A farmer turns into a bunny and kills people.

THE NIGHT BEFORE EASTER (2014)

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Kids are stalked by a killer in a bunny costume in a storage facility. My blog here.

PETER ROTTENTAIL (2004)

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Great title, and that’s all I’ve got to say about this one.

ROTTENTAIL (2018)

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Another Rottentail flick. My blog here.

SERIAL RABBIT

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So good they skipped part 2 and made a part 3?

 

MEMORIAL DAY HORROR

 MEMORIAL DAY (1999)

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I blog about this Memorial Day slasher here.

MEMORIAL VALLEY MASSACRE (1989)

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Kids preparing a camp for Memorial Day weekend are hunted by a caveman. I blog about the movie here.

 

MOTHER’S DAY HORROR

GOODNIGHT MOMMY (2014)

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Is that any way to treat your mother? Doesn’t take place on Mother’s Day, but twin brothers definitely have something special in store for mommy…. My blog here.

MAMA (2013)

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Mother gets the gift of a CGI makeover in the ultimate story of mommy love.

MOTHER’S BOYS (1994)

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While not officially a Mother’s Day movie, it’s all about Jamie Lee Curtis as the psycho mom! My blog here.

 MOTHER’S DAY

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Take your pick, original or remake. I blog about the original here.

MOTHER’S DAY EVIL (2010)

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Can we ever get enough of talking mommy corpses and their psycho sons? I blog about the movie here.

MOTHER’S DAY MASSACRE (2007)

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This one starts out being all about a psycho mom, turns into a backwoods horror minus mom, and then mom comes back for the final curtain call. My blog here.

 

FATHER’S DAY HORROR

FATHER’S DAY (2011)

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The Astron-6 guys give daddies a big surprise for Father’s Day. I blog about it here.

THE STEPFATHER

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Stepdad needs love too, whether it’s the original trilogy or the remake. Plus, the third film ends on Father’s Day! I blog about the originals here.

 

INDEPENDENCE DAY HORROR

ATTACK OF THE TATTIE-BOGLE (2017)

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It’s not every day that a scarecrow goes around slashing on Independence Day instead of Halloween. My blog here.

DISTILLER (2016)

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A girl plans a 4th of July party at the home of her missing ghost hunter uncle. My blog here.

THE EVIL IN US (2016)

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A group of friends doing drugs at a cabin on an isolated island on 4th of July weekend. What could go wrong? I tell you in my blog about the film.

I KNOW WHAT YOU DID LAST SUMMER (1997)

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Hit slasher film from the Scream era, and what they did last summer they did on the 4th of July!

I STILL KNOW WHAT YOU DID LAST SUMMER (1998)

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It’s off to the Bahamas for July 4th in the sequel!

JAWS (1975)

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Of course the original focuses on whether or not to open the beaches on July 4th weekend. But watching all four films is the perfect marathon to kick off the summer.

NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEB (2015)

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A Fourth of July hook-up goes horrible wrong…because there’s a zombie apocalypse! My blog here.

UNCLE SAM (1996)

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Isaac Hayes, PJ Soles, and a killer Uncle Sam! I blog about it here.

YOU ARE NOT ALONE (2014)

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Home from college for the weekend, a young woman is terrorized by a man who follows her around town. My blog here.

41 Responses to
holiday horror

  1. Joshua Skye says:

    Damn! That’s one hell of a list, and I haven’t seen quite a few.

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