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Free Horror Titles on Redbox in December!

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As December rolls in and the air becomes chilly with the anticipation of the holiday season, it’s not uncommon to find yourself craving a break from the festive cheer. If you’ve already had your fill of tinsel-covered trees, jolly carols, and sugar-coated delights, then Redbox has got you covered. This month, they are forgoing the usual Christmas-themed frights and instead delivering a lineup of non-holiday-themed scares.

This December, Saint Nick is nowhere to be found in these twisted tales, and the only red you’ll see is spilled upon the snow. In Killer Klowns from Outer Space, the only jolly figures filling the skies are alien clowns bringing doom from another world.

If that’s not enough to satisfy your craving, then prepare to be mesmerized by Puppet Master. In this haunting tale, psychics find themselves entangled in a deadly plot orchestrated by a former colleague. Don’t expect to find comfort and joy when the Puppet Master comes to town – just a parade of murderous puppets out for blood.

For those seeking a different kind of holiday escapism, Survival of the Dead takes you to an island off the coast of North America. Here, residents must stave off hordes of the undead while also desperately trying to find a cure to restore their undead loved ones. It’s a grim holiday season when survival becomes the ultimate gift.

So, for those already burnt out on holiday spirit before the season has even begun, Redbox has you covered. Below you’ll find the complete list of all the chilling tales coming to Redbox this month, guaranteed to provide a frightful escape from the usual yuletide cheer.  

Killer Clowns From Outer Space (Available: December 1st)
Aliens who look like clowns come from outer space and terrorize a small town.

Cast: Grant Cramer (Lone Survivor), Suzanne Snyder (Weird Science), John Allen Nelson (24)

Roommate Wanted (Available: December 1st)
After two college students unintentionally sublease their extra bedroom to a violent escaped mental patient with multiple personalities, they find themselves battling for survival against the many faces of white male rage that manifest and threaten them in their home.

Cast: Isabela Valotti (Safehouse), Carol Stanzione (Deliver Us From Evil), Melissa Sullivan (Shameless)

Tales From the Crypt: The Vault of Horror (Available: December 1st)
An anthology of five horror stories shared by five men trapped in the basement of an office building.

Cast: Dawn Addams (Dial M For Murder), Terry-Thomas (It’s a Mad Mad Mad Mad World), Tom Baker (Doctor Who)

Splinter (Available: December 1st)
Trapped in an isolated gas station by a voracious Splinter parasite that transforms its still-living victims into deadly hosts, a young couple and an escaped convict must find a way to work together to survive this primal terror.

Cast: Shea Whigham (Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One), Jill Wagner (Stargate: Atlantis), Paulo Costanzo (Designated Survivor)

Puppet Master (Available: December 1st)
Psychics find themselves plotted against by a former colleague, who committed suicide after discovering animated, murderous puppets.

Cast: Paul Le Mat (American Grafitti), William Hickey (National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation), Irene Miracle (Midnight Express)

Wish Upon (Available: December 1st)
A teenage girl discovers a box that carries magic powers and a deadly price for using them.

Cast: Joey King (Bullett Train), Ryan Phillippe (Crash), Ki Hong Lee (The Maze Runner)

The Eyes of My Mother (Available: December 1st)
In a secluded farmhouse, a lonely surgeon’s daughter unfazed by death is consumed by her darkest impulses leading to unique encounters.

Cast: Kika Magalhães (Alone Today), Will Brill (The Wonderful Mrs. Maisel), Olivia Bond (A Kid Like Jake)

Final Girl (Available: December 1st)
A man teaches a young woman how to become a complete weapon. Later, she is approached by a group of sadistic teens who kill blonde women for unknown reasons. The hunting season begins.

Cast: Abigail Breslin (Little Miss Sunshine), Wes Bentley (Interstellar), Logan Huffman (Monster Party)

The Hive (Available: December 1st)
When ants, displaying never-before-seen behavior, seize an island, the controversial Thorax Team is called to stop the massive threat only to discover that the ants are controlled by something beyond this world.

Cast: Tom Wopat (The Dukes of Hazzard), Kal Weber (Hell on Wheels), Elizabeth Healey (Doctor Strange)

Bram Stoker’s Van Helsing (Available: December 1st)
When his fiancée Lucy falls victim to a mysterious illness, Arthur Holmwood turns to a former rival in her affections – Dr John Seward – for help. Seward calls in his mentor, Professor Van Helsing, who quickly uncovers a terrifying truth.

Cast: Charlie Bond (Video Shop Tales of Terror), Tom Hendryk (Ted Lasso), Joe Street (Escape From Cannibal Farm)

The Final Wish (Available: December 1st)
After the death of his father, Aaron returns home to help his grief-stricken mother and to confront his past. Going through his dad’s belongings, he comes across a mysterious item that is more than it seems.

Cast: Lin Shaye (Insidious), Michael Welch (Twilight), Melissa Bolona (Cops and Robbers)

Itsy Bitsy (Available: December 1st)
Based on the centuries old poem, a family moves into a secluded mansion where they soon find themselves being targeted by an entity taking the form of a giant spider.

Cast: Bruce Davison (X-Men), Elizabeth Roberts (Fresh Off the Boat), Denise Crosby (Deep Impact)

Survival of the Dead (Available: December 29th)
On an island off the coast of North America, local residents simultaneously fight a zombie epidemic while hoping for a cure to return their un-dead relatives back to their human state.

Cast: Alan Van Sprang (Immortals), Kenneth Welsh (Twin Peaks), Kathleen Munroe (FBI)

This December let Redbox be your escape from the world of tinsel and cheer. So, as the holiday season surrounds us with its joyful festivities, these alternative horror movies, void of the Christmas spirit, provide a much-needed reprieve from the jingle bells and mistletoe. Embrace the darkness and immerse yourself in these chilling tales, where the only gifts under the tree are spine-tingling thrills and heart-pounding suspense.

While families trim trees and sing carols, you can dim the lights, draw the blinds, and unwind with stories swimming in dread. No smiling snowmen or prancing reindeer here – just ominous visions of the sinister and macabre. Let Redbox deliver you a December devoid of comfort and joy.

Joey

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12 Comments

  1. I dunno, it seems like they’re trying too hard to be edgy without the Christmas theme. Like we get it, you want to be scary and different. The stories still need to deliver actual scares though!

  2. A bunch of b-list horror movies without an ounce of festive fear? Hard pass. I’ll stick to classics like Black Christmas or Silent Night, Deadly Night for my holiday horror thanks.

  3. I’ll watch anything with Lin Shaye but The Final Wish seems pretty generic. Like how many ‘mysterious item with deadly consequences’ horror films have we seen at this point? C’mon now, step up the originality!

  4. While not perfect, Survival of the Dead is a creepily fun entry in Romero’s Dead series. Gotta respect keeping the undead chaos going strong. Nice to see it getting more exposure for zombie fans.

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