The bigger the spotlight that gets shined on Shudder, the greater the content is going to be. Take for instance this insanely fun hybrid of The Terminator and Silent Night, Deadly Night that got a limited theatrical release and was the third part of 2022's unofficial uber-violent Christmas movie saga behind Violent Night and The Mean One. But this film is clearly made by horror movie and metal music lovers, and is complete with a John Carpenter-esque score to accentuate its third act that's a delightful nod to Assault on Precinct 13. Basically, if you love cult classics and enjoy the holidays, this is the film for you.
The first half of the film follows record store owner Tori (Dandy) and her employee Robbie (Delich) bar hopping on Christmas Eve and talking about horror flicks, metal versions of Christmas songs, and their obvious attraction to each other. Naturally, they end up in bed at her place. Meanwhile, there's a brief news report about a line of robot Santas that are reverting to their defense department base programming and slaughtering everything in their path. The local toy story has one such Santa, and it goes apeshit. Soon, Tori is fighting for her life against this unstoppable killing machine that tears through the local police like a kid opening a present on Christmas morning.
Christmas Bloody Christmas is yet another instant holiday classic for the horror fans. This year has been kind to Christmas-themed horror. Where else but Shudder could you see a robot Santa axe a child to death and the guy from the newest Mystery Science Theater 3000 eat his wife's ass in a toy store? God, I love this app. Check this one out, folks. It's fun as hell.