CHRISTMAS BLOODY CHRISTMAS on Shudder is a new Christmas horror movie that should entertain most horror fans. Also, the runtime is just 81 minutes. Read our full Christmas Bloody Christmas movie review here!

CHRISTMAS BLOODY CHRISTMAS is a new Shudder Christmas horror movie. It’s also in select theaters, so you might want to check out if you can catch it there. This one is full of horror movie and metal references, which I personally loved.


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The runtime is just 81 minutes, but it still feels a tad too long. Or rather, with a shorter runtime, it would have been even better, because it really is a solid Christmas horror movie!

Continue reading our Christmas Bloody Christmas movie review below. It premieres on Shudder and in theaters on December 9, 2022.

Black Christmas meets Terminator

In Christmas Bloody Christmas, we meet the record store owner – a badass woman who is in charge of her own life – Tori Tooms. She’s portrayed by Riley Dandy, who has previously been in various Christmas movies of the more classic (as in not horror) variety.

It’s Christmas Eve and she just wants to get drunk and party – maybe get laid, but otherwise, she’s ready to handle that herself as well. Unfortunately, her plans are forced to change rather abruptly, when a robotic Santa Claus at a nearby toy store goes haywire.

Before the end of Christmas Bloody Christmas, you’ll probably be reminded of both the slasher movie Black Christmas and the iconic Terminator. After all, we are dealing with a robot Santa on a mission to kill everyone.

After several issues with the robot, this one has also been recalled, but the manufacturer hasn’t quite gotten around to picking it up yet! Since it’s built on military technology (for robotic soldiers), it has a lot of lethal things built in.

Christmas Bloody Christmas (2022) – Review | Shudder Horror

A core cast with perfect banter

For the first third (around 30 minutes), the story of Christmas Bloody Christmas is focused on introducing its core characters. In the process of doing so, there is a lot of fast-paced dialogue and I absolutely loved it.

This part of the movie alone is something you could rewatch to make sure you got all the horror movie references. And the music (heavy metal, in particular, of course) references, but for me, the horror thing was even more fun.

Riley Dandy (Tori) and Sam Delich (Robbie) are extremely believable as longtime friends.

You absolutely buy into their banter and disagreements about what is best. Like when you talk about Christmas horror movies and someone mentions Black Christmas. Are we talking about the Blumhouse version or the original?!

Well, most horror fans will say the original, but not everyone in this movie agrees.

For the record, my personal view of the Blumhouse 2019 Black Christmas movie isn’t exactly one full of praise. And while I would gladly give it an A for effort (for the updated story), the execution – and some plot elements – was just not up to par.

Watch Christmas Bloody Christmas on Shudder!

This new Shudder Christmas horror movie was written and directed by Joe Begos (V.F.W., Bliss). Actually, you’ll also see Joe Begos in this movie. He plays the character of Benny Barnes, so keep an eye out for him.

The movie also features Jonah Ray Rodrigues (Satanic Hispanics), Dora Madison (Alone with You), Jeremy Gardner (After Midnight), and Jeff Daniel Phillips (The Munsters). Also, you’ll get an unrecognizable Abraham Benrubi (ER, Bliss) as the robotic Santa.

Having a robot Santa Claus go on a rampant killing spree through a small town is obviously a good core plot. Add to that, a neon-drenched snowscape and plenty of alcohol, drugs, sex, metal, and violence, and you have yourself a sci-fi horror slasher that should please most horror fans.

Christmas Bloody Christmas premieres in theaters and on Shudder on December 9, 2022.


Director: Joe Begos
Writer: Joe Begos
Cast: Riley Dandy, Sam Delich, Jonah Ray Rodrigues, Dora Madison, Jeremy Gardner, Jeff Daniel Phillips, Abraham Benrubi


It’s Christmas Eve and fiery record store owner Tori Tooms just wants to get drunk and party, until the robotic Santa Claus at a nearby toy store goes haywire and makes her night more than a little complicated. Santa Claus begins a rampant killing spree through the neon drenched snowscape against a backdrop of drugs, sex, metal and violence, ultimately forcing Tori into a blood splattered battle for survival against the ruthless heavy metal Saint Nick himself.

I write reviews and recaps on Heaven of Horror. And yes, it does happen that I find myself screaming, when watching a good horror movie. I love psychological horror, survival horror and kick-ass women. Also, I have a huge soft spot for a good horror-comedy. Oh yeah, and I absolutely HATE when animals are harmed in movies, so I will immediately think less of any movie, where animals are harmed for entertainment (even if the animals are just really good actors). Fortunately, horror doesn't use this nearly as much as comedy. And people assume horror lovers are the messed up ones. Go figure!
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