As snow blankets the earth and the frigid December temperatures begin to set in, you can’t help but feel a holiday cheer in the air, but over at Crackle, a more chilling sense of dread has taken hold of the yuletide merriment. The joyous laughter of Christmas is interwoven with screams of terror, for this holiday season appears to be wrapped in fear, and the creatures you see stirring are ones guaranteed to fill you with dread, while the once jolly figure of Saint Nick is now cast in a sinister new light.
This holiday season, he’s making a list, checking it twice, and those deemed naughty will pay a gruesome price. In the twisted world of Christmas Evil, no saintly joy arrives with St. Nick, only murder, when a toy factory worker, who was scarred as a child by the revelation that Santa isn’t real, decides to dress up as Kris Kringle himself and go on vengeful slaying spree after being pushed too far.
Perhaps darker nights call for darker yuletide colors. The holiday turns even more sinister in Black Christmas when an escaped maniac returns home to discover his childhood home is now a sorority house. As the sorority sisters prepare to deck the halls, they’re blissfully unaware that this Christmas is shaping up to be a holiday from hell, where the only carols to be heard are their desperate cries for help.
Or maybe red is more your shade of horror. In Red Christmas, a mother must take deadly action to protect her family from a deranged stranger who appears on their doorstep on Christmas Day, determined to rip her loved ones apart.
Crackle’s catalog of cruelty this December presents killer offerings sure to deliver a holiday fright fest that will fill your silent nights with screams of terror. Below, you’ll find the complete list of all the chilling tales coming to Crackle this month.
Christmas Evil (Available: December 1st)
A toy factory worker, mentally scarred as a child upon learning Santa Claus is not real, suffers a nervous breakdown after being belittled at work and embarks on a Yuletide killing spree.
Cast: Brandon Maggart (Dressed to Kill), Jeffrey DeMunn (The Green Mile), Dianne Hull (Amazing Stories)
It Came Upon a Midnight Clear (Available: December 1st)
Jeremy Adams, a hopeless romantic high school senior, just scored a date with his dream girl, Amanda Lawton, but she is kidnapped causing him and his best friend, Minka, to go on a horrific quest to save her from a ruthless serial killer.
Cast: Drew Pipkin (The Line), Jaeden Riley Juarez (Teenage Vampire), Katerina Sifuentes (The Margarita Man)
Black Christmas (Available: December 1st)
On Christmas Eve, an escaped maniac returns to his childhood home, which is now a sorority house, and begins to murder the sorority sisters one by one.
Cast: Olivia Hussey (Romeo and Juliet), Keir Dullea (2001: A Space Odyssey), Margot Kidder (Superman)
The Hogfather (Available: December 1st)
From the imagination of Terry Pratchett comes a deliriously twisted take on the holiday season. In Discworld, it’s the night before Hogswatch, that special time when the Hogfather delivers presents to the kiddies at the mid-winter festival in the medieval melting pot of Ankh-Morpork. But when the Hogfather is kidnapped by a cadre of villains called the Auditors, the inspiring belief in Hogswatch could be lost forever. So could humanity, unless the Auditors’ evil plan is undone ASAP.
Cast: David Jason (The Royal Bodyguard), Marc Warren (Band of Brothers), Michelle Dockery (Downton Abbey)
Yoga Hosers (Available: December 1st)
Two teenage yoga enthusiasts must do battle with an evil presence that is threatening to rise from its underground lair and endanger their major party plans.
Cast: Lily-Rose Depp (The Idol), Harley Quinn Smith (Cruel Smith), Johnny Depp (Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales)
Preservation (Available: December 1st)
A psychological thriller set in the decaying sprawl of rural America. A camping trip for Mike and Wit takes an unexpected turn when they’re joined by Mike’s brother, Sean. A weekend in the woods becomes survival of the fittest.
Cast: Wrenn Schmidt (For All Mankind), Pablo Schreiber (Halo), Aaron Staton (The Right Stuff)
Red Christmas (Available: December 1st)
A mother must protect her family on Christmas Day from a demented stranger who is hell-bent on tearing them apart.
Cast: Dee Wallace (E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial), Geoff Morrell (The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power), David Collins (The Tourist)
The Deeper You Dig (Available: December 1st)
In the aftermath of a roadside accident, the line between the living and the dead collapses for a mother, a daughter, and a stranger.
Cast: Toby Poser (The Fall of the House of Usher), Zelda Adams (Where the Devil Roams), John Adams (Hellbender)
Evil Nanny (Crackle Exclusive Feature Film) (Available: December 1st)
A couple hires a live-in nanny to watch the offspring while they work. At first, everything goes perfectly, but when an unsafe incident means the parents no longer want the nanny around, they find out this nanny is savvy at not being evicted from her live-in situation. So savvy, in fact, that she can make these parents’ lives a true nightmare.
Cast: Lindsay Elston (Escape the Night), Matthew Pohlkamp (Goosebumps), Stephen Barrington (The Crowded Street)
Man Vs. (Available: December 1st)
A mysterious stalker plagues a reality TV survivalist during his five days alone for a new season of his show in the northern Ontario wilderness, and the figure may not be human.
Cast: Chris Diamantopoulos (Invincible), Michael Cram (To Catch a Killer), Sam Kalileah (Taken)
Payment Received (Crackle Exclusive Feature Film) (Available: December 1st)
A music band traveling to Mississippi for a big audition spends the night in a house from an online vacation brochure, only to find it secretly inhabited by mysterious, deranged figures who want them all dead.
Cast: Alisha Mullally (13 Reasons Why), Zach Tinker (Days of Our Lives), Daniel Curtis Lee (Glee)
The Cabin (Available: December 1st)
The Cabin is a modern-day film about spiritual warfare telling the story of how one man courageously waged war against his personal demons. This suspenseful thriller shows the spiritual battlefield we all face each and every day.
Cast: Deven Bromme (Zombieland: Double Tap), Timothy E. Goodwin (Jury Duty), Michael Sigler (A Child of the King)
Corporate Animals (Available: December 1st)
The eccentric and delusional CEO of an edible cutlery firm drags her company on a team-building retreat led by an overeager guide. But when disaster strikes in an underground cave system and the team’s food runs out, office bonding starts to look a bit more…appetizing.
Cast: Demi Moore (St. Elmo’s Fire), Jessica Williams (Shrinking), Ed Helms (The Office)
As winter’s chill tightens its grip, let the eerie glow from Crackle’s twisted holiday tales warm your nights and lure you into a yuletide abyss where the festive cheer is laced with fear and each chilling story unwraps a nightmare, leaving you to wonder what sinister gifts await you under the tree.
In this season of giving, Crackle bestows upon you an ominous present, a collection of horrors that will haunt your holiday dreams long after the decorations come down. So settle in as the fire crackles and the frost bites, for these tales of Christmas carnage are sure to leave you with a chill that no amount of eggnog can dispel. Dare to delight in the dread, and remember, this holiday season may your screams be merry and bright.
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