It's a funny ol' thing: Guess the studios figured that after the tension of all those family reunions last week, audiences would need to vent some of that sublimated hostility. So this week, depending on where you live, you could spend time with a sadistic murderer with a penchant for elaborate death traps in The Collection, or with a sadistic murderer with a penchant for weeding out who's been naughty and who's been nice in the Xmas-themed Silent Night.
And if neither of those openings quite fit your taste, well, you're probably not alone. So after quickly giving their impressions of this week's two (relatively) big openings, Cinefantastique Online's Steve Biodrowski, Lawrence French and I round up some more-desirable, and some less-desirable, holiday-themed horror films to feed your winter-depression-fueled blood lust. Among the titles discussed: Gremlins, Jack Frost, Black Christmas, and the off-kilter Finnish film, Rare Exports.
Then, Larry gives his quick impression of Hitchcock, and I briefly review the fanciful new Hong Kong martial arts film, Dragon. Plus: What's coming to theaters next week. Oh, who are we kidding? Nothing's coming to theaters next week. Save up that energy for The Hobbit.