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Saturday, December 23, 2006

Favorite Christmas HORROR Tales

This time of year is for everyone... so why not to those people out there that like horror flicks? HBO once had a great series called Tales From The Crypt, and boy did it entertain. It did a Christmas Tale, called "And All Through The House". Here is part of a great review of the flick from Horror Brain's blog:

Christmas is almost upon us! It’s that the time of the year for giving back to others, spending time with friends and family, and murdering your spouse. That's exactly what Elizabeth (Mary Ellen Trainor) does on the eve of this wonderful holiday, as she kills off her wealthy husband (Marshall Bell - “Total Recall”, “Starship Troopers”) in order to receive his fortune, which she plans on spending with her lover. But on this night, things aren't going to go quite as planned.

In an attempt to get rid of the evidence, this greedy wife drags her husband's body outside, only to miss the radio broadcast that states that a man has recently escaped from the local institute for the criminally insane, has brutally killed 4 women, and is still on the loose, dressed as an axe-wielding Santa Claus (Larry Drake). Will this wife get away with her murderous intentions or will she come face-to-face with this psychotic Claus and, instead, worry more about saving her own life and the life of her young daughter (Lindsey Whitney Barry)? Needless to say, this is not going to be a white Christmas, nor a Silent Night.

The superlative Tales From The Crypt episode, “And All Through The House” is probably the most well-known and beloved episode of the entire series. Seriously, if you were to ask someone to name an episode from the series, 9 out of 10 times you will get this entry as an answer. Not only does it encompass everything that made the show so successful and brilliant, but it was also the episode that really introduced a lot of people to the show.

It is a great review, really go read the rest. Well here it is, in three parts... remember this isn't one for the little kiddies.

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