Five Unique Horror-Christmas Movies to Watch Before the Holidays

The best time to watch a spooky movie is obviously in the fall. October is the spooky month! The ultimate spooky holiday of Halloween falls in October making things naturally creepy and crawly. Even if you don’t celebrate the holiday, it’s still the perfect time to get your fright on with the nights becoming longer and the air getting crisper. But does that all end on November first when the first winter holiday lights go up in the city? If you still want to watch eerie movies but also be in the holiday spirit, these five Christmas horror movies are the films for you! 

  1. 1. Black Christmas (1974)

    Black Christmas (1974) is a 70s slasher movie set in a sorority house in the US. A stranger repeatedly stalks and calls a group of sorority girls with unnerving messages over Christmas break. When one of the girls goes missing, the calls stop being a joke and become a major clue in catching a serial killer. Even though this film is older, it’s a founding movie of the slasher genre and suspenseful as ever making it a fun holiday watch.

  2. 2. Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale (2010)

    Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale (2010) is a Finnish dark fantasy horror film about a little boy and father who discover the unsettling secrets behind Christmas. Santa Claus is no longer holly and jolly as he becomes dangerous and rare prey. The film is based on a short film made in 2003, Rare Exports Inc. Both are worth the watch as they transform one of the most beloved holidays into something wickedly imaginative and creepy. 

  3. 3. Better Watch Out (2016)

    Better Watch Out (2016) is an Australian-American psychological thriller. Around Christmas time, Ashley is babysitting a 12-year-old boy, Luke, who has a gigantic crush on Ashley. Strange things start happening in the house, and an intruder may be trying to kill them. The film contains twists and turns, and just when you think you have the ending figured out, the movie changes directions. It’s an adorably disturbing holiday film. 

  4. 4. A Christmas Horror Story (2015)

    A Christmas Horror Story (2015) is a Canadian anthology horror film. Four interwoven holiday-themed stories revolve around fantasy creatures disturbing average peoples Christmas. Also, William Shatner (aka Captain Kirk from Star Trek!) stars in the film, so it’s obviously worth a watch.

  5. 5. Dead of Night (1945)

    Dead of Night (1945) is also an anthology horror film. This British film contains five stories, but only one is Christmas themed. That being said, it’s also the most famous story from the movie. During a children’s Christmas party, Sally plays a game of hide and go seek with a ghost who was murdered by his sister. The film will make you rethink attending this year’s Christmas parties. 

All five of these movies are instant holiday classics of the genre-bending holiday-horror theme. And as a bonus, all these films have an above 80% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Enjoy being spooked this Christmas!