They (Ruby Setnik, Joshua Rose, Janice Angela Burt, Todd Lubitsch) are
close to the perfect family, celebrating their perfect, peaceful
Christmas, when a stranger (Greg Sestero) stops by and asks if he may make
a call from their phone. Unfortunately the stranger is a bit of a psycho
though and he ultimately ties them up and forces them to watch a bunch of
Christmas-themed horror flicks:
- Travel Buggies: Travel vloggers Dave (Caleb Lush) and Jess
(Louise Harding) go on a camping trip in the snow over Christmas,
something they haven't really thought through to begin with. So things
go down the drain even before the scarecrow (Romulo Reyes) they've
accidntly summoned comes to get them ...
- The Christmas Gift: Dean (Jason Kuykendall) thinks it's a
great idea to send himself to his kids for Christmas in a big box.
It's just that the delivery people, identifying as Santa (Vernon
Wells) and Mrs Claus (Lori Richardson) have a different idea ...
- Untitled: He (Robert Livings) has a chip implanted into his
head that monitors his every movement, he has to deliver a gift in 15
minutes in order to not be blown up, and the chip makes him see things
that might not be there ...
- The Xmas Spirit: Ian (Ian Hopps) and Devin (Devin Valdez)
have just moved into their new home, to find it weirdly haunted. So
they call a ghosthunter (Dave Sheridan) to cleanse the place. Only the
ghosthunter proves to be a bit of a weirdo himself ...
Now there's a concept that you don't hear every day, an anthology of
Christmas-themed found footage movies, with a Christmas-themed wraparound
segment that's also shot found footage style. And while the found footage
approach seems slightly irritating in at least some of the segments,
they're all very well-told and well-structured shorts, with nice
plottwists and macabre details, as you'd come to expect from an old school
anthology, and fittingly, too, the segments vary in tone from the almost
comical to the utterly disturbing, to keep the audience well-entertained
thoughout, while a solid cast only adds to the enjoyability of this movie.