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Twisted Xmas
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Dark, twisted, offbeat, noir, black comedy, B-movie, horror-for-the-holidays movies and shows that take place at the most wonderful time of the year.


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Movie: Treevenge ( 2008 )
Christmas trees ripped out of their forest plan revenge against people enjoying the holidays.
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Movie: Fatman ( 2020 )
Santa Claus must contend with a hitman sent from a disappointed child.
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Movie: Bad Santa ( 2003 )
A miserable conman and his partner pose as Santa and his Little Helper to rob department stores on Christmas Eve. But they run into problems when the conman befriends a troubled kid.
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Movie: A Christmas Horror Story ( 2015 )
Interwoven stories that take place on Christmas Eve, as told by one festive radio host: A family brings home more than a Christmas tree, a student documentary becomes a living nightmare, a Christmas spirit terrorizes, Santa slays evil.
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Movie: Anna and the Apocalypse ( 2018 )
A zombie apocalypse threatens the sleepy town of Little Haven - at Christmas - forcing Anna and her friends to fight, slash and sing their way to survival, facing the undead in a desperate race to reach their loved ones. But they soon discover that no one is safe in this new world, and with civilization falling apart around them, the only people they can truly rely on are each other.
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Movie: Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale ( 2010 )
In the depths of the Korvatunturi mountains, 486 meters deep, lies the closest ever guarded secret of Christmas. The time has come to dig it up. This Christmas everyone will believe in Santa Claus.
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Movie: The Nightmare Before Christmas ( 1993 )
Jack Skellington, king of Halloween Town, discovers Christmas Town, but his attempts to bring Christmas to his home causes confusion.
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Movie: Saint ( 2010 )
A horror film that depicts St. Nicholas as a murderous bishop who kidnaps and murders children when there is a full moon on December 5.
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TV Show: Happy! ( 2017 )
Happy! follows Nick Sax – an intoxicated, corrupt cop-turned-hit man — who is adrift in a world of casual murder, soulless sex and betrayal. After a hit gone wrong, his inebriated life is forever changed by a tiny, relentlessly positive, imaginary blue winged horse.
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Movie: Gremlins ( 1984 )
A boy inadvertently breaks three important rules concerning his new pet and unleashes a horde of malevolently mischievous monsters on a small town.
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Movie: How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (TV Short 1966) ( 1966 )
A grumpy hermit hatches a plan to steal Christmas from the Whos of Whoville.
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Movie: Krampus ( 2015 )
A boy who has a bad Christmas ends up accidentally summoning a festive demon to his family home.
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Movie: The Ref ( 1994 )
A cat burglar is forced to take a bickering, dysfunctional family hostage on Christmas Eve.
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Movie: Black Christmas ( 1974 )
During their Christmas break, a group of sorority girls are stalked by a stranger.
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Movie: How the Grinch Stole Christmas ( 2000 )
On the outskirts of Whoville, there lives a green, revenge-seeking Grinch (Jim Carrey), who plans on ruining Christmas for all of the citizens of the town.
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Movie: Kiss Kiss Bang Bang ( 2005 )
A murder mystery brings together a private eye, a struggling actress, and a thief masquerading as an actor.
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Movie: Blackadder's Christmas Carol (TV Short 1988) ( 1988 )
After a genial spirit shows the benevolent Ebenezer Blackadder visions of his unscrupulous ancestors, he resolves to mend his generous ways.
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Movie: Rare Exports Inc. ( 2003 )
An elite trio of expert hunters venture into the woods to track and capture an especially rare and dangerous prey for the Christmas season.
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Movie: The Official Rare Exports Inc. Safety Instructions 2005 ( 2007 )
In this sequel to 'Rare Exports Inc' we are shown the horrendous results of abusing Father Christmas.
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Movie: The Night Before ( 2015 )
On Christmas eve, three lifelong friends spend the night in New York City looking for the Holy Grail of Christmas parties.
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Movie: Ugly Sweater Party ( 2016 )
An ugly sweater party turns into a bloodbath when an evil Christmas sweater possesses one of the partygoers.
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Movie: Terry Pratchett's Hogfather ( 2007 )
It's Hogswatch (equivalent to Christmas) on the Discworld and the Hogfather has gone missing, requiring Death to take his place while his granddaughter Susan endeavors to find out what has happened.
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Movie: The Apartment ( 1960 )
A man tries to rise in his company by letting its executives use his apartment for trysts, but complications and a romance of his own ensue.
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TV Show: A Christmas Carol ( 2019 )
A Christmas Carol is a unique and original take on the Charles Dickens' iconic ghost story and a haunting, hallucinatory, spine-tingling immersion into Scrooge's dark night of the soul.
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Movie: Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence ( 1983 )
During WWII, a British colonel tries to bridge the cultural divides between a British POW and the Japanese camp commander in order to avoid bloodshed.
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Movie: Scrooged ( 1988 )
A selfish, cynical television executive is haunted by three spirits bearing lessons on Christmas Eve.
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Movie: P2 ( 2007 )
A businesswoman is pursued by a psychopath after being locked in a parking garage on Christmas Eve.
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Movie: Carol ( 2015 )
An aspiring photographer develops an intimate relationship with an older woman in 1950s New York.
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Movie: The Ice Harvest ( 2005 )
A shady lawyer attempts a Christmas Eve crime, hoping to swindle the local mob out of some money. But his partner, a strip club owner, might have different plans for the cash.
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Movie: Home for the Holidays ( 1972 )
Four sisters reluctantly return home to the country to visit their ailing, embittered father over Christmas. Their father believes that his current wife has tried to poison him but Dr. Lindsay, the local physician, and the sisters disagree. Then a storm causes the roads to be flooded and the telephone lines to not work. Soon it becomes clear that...
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Movie: Blast of Silence ( 1962 )
A hired killer from Cleveland has a job to do on a second-string mob boss in New York. But a special girl from his past, and a fat gun dealer with pet rats, each gets in his way.
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Movie: Holidays ( 2016 )
HOLIDAYS is an anthology feature film that puts a uniquely dark and original spin on some of the most iconic and beloved holidays of all time by challenging our folklore, traditions and assumptions.
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Movie: Reindeer ( 2012 )
A poetic study in movement and sound, this film takes you on a journey into the twilight expanses of the Lappish wilderness to experience the ancient practice of reindeer herding or 'husbandry'. Each autumn as the daylight retreats, the Artic's indigenous Sami people bring down thousands of reindeer from their summer grazing pastures in the surrounding mountainsides. Once gathered, the animals are identified by various markers and distributed to their owners, who depend on them for food and to help with their work. The film explores the eerie isolation of the Artic landscape and captures the sheer adrenaline rush of the herding.
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Movie: The Lodge ( 2020 )
A soon-to-be stepmom is snowed in with her fiancé's two children at a remote holiday village. Just as relations begin to thaw between the trio, some strange and frightening events take place.
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Movie: The Hebrew Hammer ( 2004 )
An orthodox Jewish blaxploitation hero saves Hanukkah from the clutches of Santa Claus' evil son.
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Movie: Edward Scissorhands ( 1990 )
An artificial man, who was incompletely constructed and has scissors for hands, leads a solitary life. Then one day, a suburban lady meets him and introduces him to her world.
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Movie: I Am Legend ( 2007 )
Years after a plague kills most of humanity and transforms the rest into monsters, the sole survivor in New York City struggles valiantly to find a cure.
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Movie: A Christmas Tale ( 2006 )
In 1985, in a coastal town, the friends Koldo, Peti, Tito, Eugenio and Moni stumble with a woman dressed like Santa Claus trapped in a hole in the woods. While to boys go to the police station to ask for help, the others find a rope to take the woman out of the hole. However, the boys find in the police station that the woman is the dangerous thief Rebeca Expósito, who has just stolen two million pesetas from a bank and is wanted. The group decides to leave the woman in the hole without any food to force her to give the robbed money to them. Meanwhile, Peti and Eugenio that are fans of the movie "Zombie Invasion", decide to make a voodoo ceremony with Rebecca to transform her into a zombie. When Rebecca escapes from her imprisonment, she uses an axe to chase the evil boys.
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Movie: Mixed Nuts ( 1994 )
The events focus around a crisis hotline business on one crazy night during the Christmas holidays.
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Movie: White Reindeer ( 2013 )
After an unexpected tragedy, Suzanne struggles to put her life back together during a sad, strange Christmastime in suburban Virginia.
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Movie: The Long Kiss Goodnight ( 1996 )
A woman suffering from amnesia begins to recover her memories after trouble from her past finds her again.
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Movie: The White Reindeer ( 1952 )
A newly wed woman goes to the local shaman to get some help with her lovelife, but instead gets turned into a white reindeer vampire.
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Movie: The Junky's Christmas ( 1994 )
Burroughs takes down a book and reads us the story of Danny the Carwiper, who spends Christmas Day trying to score a fix, but finds the Christmas spirit instead.
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Movie: Brazil ( 1985 )
A bureaucrat, in a retro-future world, tries to correct an administrative error and becomes an enemy of the state.
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Movie: Two Men in Manhattan ( 1959 )
A French UN delegate has disappeared into thin air, sending reporter Moreau (Jean-Pierre Melville) and hard drinking photographer Delmas (Pierre Grasset) on an assignment to find him. Their only lead is a picture of three women.
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Movie: Silent Night, Bloody Night ( 1972 )
A man inherits a mansion, which once was a mental home. He visits the place and begins to investigate some crimes that happened in old times, scaring the people living in the region.
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Movie: Die Hard ( 1988 )
An NYPD officer tries to save his wife and several others taken hostage by German terrorists during a Christmas party at the Nakatomi Plaza in Los Angeles.
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Movie: 2046 ( 2004 )
Several women enter a science fiction author's life over the course of a few years, after the author has lost the woman he considers his one true love.
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Movie: Dead End ( 2003 )
Christmas Eve. On his way to his in-laws with his family, Frank Harrington decides to try a shortcut, for the first time in 20 years. It turns out to be the biggest mistake of his life.
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Movie: Troublemakers ( 1994 )
Two brothers who hate each other are going to spend Christmas with their mother. She tries to get them together.
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Movie: Less Than Zero ( 1987 )
A college freshman returns to L.A. for the holidays at his ex-girlfriend's request, but discovers that his former best friend has an out-of-control drug habit.
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Movie: Go ( 1999 )
Go! tells the story of the events after a drug deal, told from three different points of view.
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Movie: Eyes Wide Shut ( 1999 )
A New York City doctor embarks on a harrowing, night-long odyssey of sexual and moral discovery after his wife reveals a painful secret to him.
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Movie: Tangerine ( 2015 )
A hooker tears through Tinseltown on Christmas Eve searching for the pimp who broke her heart.
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Movie: Wind Chill ( 2007 )
Two college students share a ride home for the holidays, but when they break down on a deserted stretch of road, they are preyed upon by the ghosts of people who have died there.
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Movie: Lady in the Lake ( 1947 )
The lady editor of a crime magazine hires Philip Marlowe to find the wife of her boss. The private detective soon finds himself involved in murder.
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Movie: Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil ( 1997 )
A visiting city reporter's assignment suddenly revolves around the murder trial of a local millionaire, whom he befriends.
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Movie: 30 Days of Night ( 2007 )
After an Alaskan town is plunged into darkness for a month, it is attacked by a bloodthirsty gang of vampires.
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Movie: Last Stop on the Night Train ( 1975 )
A pair of psychotic hoodlums and an equally demented nymphomaniac woman terrorize two young girls on a train trip from Germany to Italy.
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Movie: D.O.A. ( 1988 )
A college professor's day: his top student allegedly commits suicide, his wife presents him with divorce papers and he overnights in a freshman girl's dorm. The next day: more murders around him. Will he find the killer in time?
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Movie: L.A. Confidential ( 1997 )
As corruption grows in 1950s Los Angeles, three policemen -- one strait-laced, one brutal, and one sleazy -- investigate a series of murders with their own brand of justice.
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Movie: 8 Women ( 2002 )
One murdered man, eight women, each seeming to be eager than the others to know the truth. Gimme, gimme, gimme some clues to make up my mind. And eventually enter the truth. Oh, thou cruel woman!
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Movie: Deathcember ( 2019 )
A collection of 24 films that take a look at the dark side of the festive season. 24 international directors with the most diverse ideas and styles; linked by short animated segments that deal with the Advent calendar itself.
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Movie: The Children ( 2008 )
A relaxing Christmas vacation turns into a terrifying fight for survival as the children begin to turn on their parents.
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Movie: In Bruges ( 2008 )
Guilt-stricken after a job gone wrong, hitman Ray and his partner await orders from their ruthless boss in Bruges, Belgium, the last place in the world Ray wants to be.
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Movie: Jack Frost ( 1998 )
A father who can't keep his promises, dies in a car accident. One year later, he returns as a snowman, who has the final chance to put things right with his son, before he is gone forever.
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Movie: The Family Man ( 2000 )
A fast-lane investment broker, offered the opportunity to see how the other half lives, wakes up to find that his sports car and girlfriend have become a mini-van and wife.
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Movie: Batman Returns ( 1992 )
Batman returns to the big screen when a deformed man calling himself the Penguin wreaks havoc across Gotham with the help of a cruel businessman.
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Movie: Sheitan ( 2006 )
A group of youngsters go out to a disco on Christmas Eve and accidentally run into a shepherd who has prepared himself for a night of pure insanity.
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Movie: Stalag 17 ( 1953 )
When two escaping American World War II prisoners are killed, the German P.O.W. camp barracks black marketeer, J.J. Sefton, is suspected of being an informer.
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Movie: Whoever Slew Auntie Roo? ( 1971 )
A demented widow lures unsuspecting children into her mansion in a bizarre "Hansel and Gretel" twist.
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Movie: Goodbye, 20th Century ( 1999 )
In the year 2019, after global destruction and descent into savagery, the immortal Kuzman tried to discover his destiny in order to learn how to die. As he enters the whirling circles of time, we discover the blasphemy of our century, and how it is to close its circle.
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Movie: The Melancholy Fantastic ( 2011 )
A strange and gripping holiday tale of grief, love, and the horrors of loneliness.
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Movie: The Melancholy Fantastic ( 2016 )
A tale of sadness , grief, and the despair of loneliness
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Movie: Game Over ( 1990 )
On Christmas Eve, a resourceful young boy has to defend himself and his grandfather from a killer dressed as Santa Claus.
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Movie: Metropolitan ( 1990 )
A group of young upper-class Manhattanites are blithely passing through the gala debutante season, when an unusual outsider joins them and stirs them up.
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Movie: The Day of the Beast ( 1995 )
A Catholic priest teams up with a Black Metal aficionado and an Italian connoisseur of the occult to avert the birth of the beast, and with it, the end of the world.
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Movie: Greetings from Krampus ( 2018 )
In German folklore, during the Christmas season, Krampus is a horned beast who punishes children who have misbehaved, in contrast with Saint Nicholas, who rewards good children with gifts. The documentary points out why the fur covered beast Krampus is fascinating to young people and gives a glimpse of the Krampus runs that combine male masquerade, initiation rites, mating behavior, ritual beatings and long standing tradition. (Awarded with four international prizes)
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Movie: Calvaire ( 2005 )
Marc, a traveling entertainer, is on his way home for Christmas when his van brakes in the middle of a jerkwater town with some strange inhabitans.
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Movie: Santa Claus ( 1960 )
Santa Claus, high above the North Pole in his cloud-borne castle equipped with more surveillance devices than the Impossible Mission Force, prepares to deliver presents on Christmas night. Santa is especially interested in helping Lupita, the daughter of a poor family who wants nothing more than a doll; and a young boy whose parents are so wealthy they never spend any time with him (Santa fixes this by feeding them Pan-Galactic Gargle Blasters). However, the Devil will have none of this and sends his minion, Pitch, to foil Santa's plans. Pitch in turn recruits three Naughty Boys to help him set traps for Santa.
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