A Christmas Horror Story is a 2015 anthology horror film directed by Grant Harvey, Steven Hoban, and Brett Sullivan. It premiered on July 20, 2015 at the Fantasia International Film Festival and had a limited theatrical release on October 2, 2015, along with a VOD release. The film is a series of interwoven stories tied together by a framework story featuring William Shatner as a radio DJ.
Jolly Xmas Tropes present in this movie:
- Adult Fear: Scott and Kim's son, Will, wanders off in the forest and is lost.
- Bad Santa: Justified, as he does what he has to do to save himself from the zombie elves.... until it's revealed he's just a Mall Santa gone mad and the Zombie Elves he killed are innocent employees and customers.
- Death of a Child: Will is kidnapped in the forest But later rescued alive and well. Duncan is the first victim of The Krampus however and doesn't come back.
- Heroic Sacrifice: Caprice's mother sacrifices herself to save her
- Humanoid Abomination: The Krampus