When you think of Christmas movies, what is the first thing that comes to mind? Snowy environments and Eid decorations, or warm and happy endings? Christmas movies are usually made to give a good mood to their audience, at least most of them are. But we also have a group of Christmas movies that have very dark stories. If you're curious, read on.
If you're tired of the sweet artificial stories and predictable stereotypes of Christmas movies, do not worry. Your remedy is to go for Christmas movies that have avoided these stereotypes and still retain their quality. Some of them happen to be very popular, you just have never noticed how dark they are. After years of watching the good movies of this season, now that you think about it, you can see how scary those hilarious movies you saw as a child were.
In this article, we have introduced twelve such movies. Some of them (like "Crampus" or "Hardcore") may not be considered a family movie. Leave them for late at night when the children are asleep. But some of them are suitable for children, which makes their scary aspects shocking. In any case, with these twelve items, you can spend Christmas this year. Everything is on this list, from horror movies (yes, we have Christmas horror movies too) to classic animations.
1. What a Wonderful Life ( It's a Wonderful Life )
- Director: Frank Capra
- Cast: James Stewart, Dana Reed, William Edmonds
- Year: 1946
2. ( Gremlins )
- Director: Joe Dante
- Cast: Zack Galligan, Phoebe Keats, Exeton Identity, Pali Holliday, Francis Lee McCain
- Year: 1984
This dark horror comedy is full of violence. You know it's a Christmas movie. Exeton's identity is played by a prolific inventor named Randall Plutzer, who gives his son Billy (Zack Galligan) a small furry creature named Maguay. But Billy soon realizes that magpies are not good pets. After a while, they multiply and turn into evil and insidious monsters called Germelins.
Germans take over the whole city on Christmas Eve and shed a lot of blood. Definitely no one wants their Christmas Eve to be such a horrible nightmare.
3. ( Krampus )
- Director: Michael Dougherty
- Cast: Adam Scott, Tony Colt, David Kochner, Alison Tolman
- Year: 2015
The scariest part of the film is without a doubt the twist on the final story. Where (danger of leaking the story) we find out that a family is trapped by a snowball in a snow glass ball.
4. Jan Hard ( Die Hard )
- Director: John McTiernan
- Cast: Bruce Willis, Alan Rickman, Bonnie Badlia, Alexander Goodonov
- Year: 1988
It has become an old debate as to whether "Hardcore" should be considered a Christmas movie at all. Some agree and some disagree. But in this list, and by our standards, "Hard Life" is also a Christmas effect. After all, the story of the film takes place on Christmas Eve in Los Angeles. But unlike ordinary Christmas movies, which are full of joy and good humor, "Hardcore" is full of dark violence.
Bruce Willis plays a New York police officer named John McClean who came to Los Angeles. To look at his wife. Alan Rickman plays a powerful character as Hans Gruber, the leader of the terrorists. In the end, good triumphs over evil and everything ends happily, which in itself is another reason to consider "soul" a Christmas effect.
5. Jack Frost ( Jack Frost )
- Director: Tony Miller
- Cast: Michael Keaton, Kelly Preston, Joseph Cross
- Year: 1998
Snowman Keaton Although designed by a well-known company such as Jim Henderson Sensation Craft Shop, which has a lot of experience in the field of special effects, it is nothing short of a terrible nightmare. Jack Frost himself must keep in mind the fact that the body of the snowman in which he sank will soon melt, we also have to deal with this inevitable fact, how are we going to explain it to the children at all!
6. The Polar Express ( The Polar Express )
- Director: Robert Zamkis
- Cast: Tom Hanks, Daryl Sabara, Nona Gay, Josh Hutcherson
- Year: 2004
"Polar Express Train" can be considered a movie that has inadvertently become a scary Christmas movie. The film, based on a mesmerizing children's book by Chris Van Alsberg, is truly sweet. On a magical night, a little boy leaves home and rides a train to Santa's residence. On the train, the boy meets a whole lot of other hopeful kids. Be. The movements of the characters are too natural, but they can not be seen as real human beings. This fact throws us into a strange abyss, we constantly think about these things and we can not follow the emotional and beautiful story of the film.
7. Christmas Carol ( A Christmas Carol )
- Director: Richard Williams
- Cast: Alster Sim, Michael Hordern, Melvin Hayes, Joan Sims
- Year: 1971
There is a lot of adaptation of this classic Charles Dickens story, but this 1971 adaptation has something that made it one of the darkest Christmas works. Unlike the comedy adaptation of the 2009 animated comedy "Christmas Muppet" starring Jim Carrey, this 25-minute adaptation of Richard Williams delves into exactly the darkest aspects of Dickens's story.
Existence that we are on the side of an animation, but it is not suitable for children at all. This animation brings out the most terrifying elements of Dickens's story without any fear or consideration, and is considered by many critics to be the scariest adaptation of the "Christmas carol".
8. Christmas Nightmare ( The Nightmare Before Christmas )
- Director: Henry Silic
- Cast: Danny Elfman, Chris Sarandon, Catherine O'Hara, William Hickey
- Year: 1993 >
A little sadness and darkness can be found in all of Tim Burton's films, and Christmas's Nightmare is a dark but pleasant one (adapted from one of Burton's stories). "Nightmare Before Christmas" tells the story of Jack Sklington (Danny Elfman), a skeleton who loves everything about Christmas. Jack hears the name of Christmas town and loves to visit it, he loves it more than their scary town called Halloween.
The movie is the story of Jack trying to merge these two celebrations. In the meantime, he is trying to replace Santa Claus. The film is scary, but it's not terrifying. "Nightmare Before Christmas" has left out only the many sweets of other Christmas movies.
9. Santa Claus is coming to town (S anta Claus Is Comin 'To Town )
- Director: Arthur Rankin Jr., Jules Bess
- Cast: Mickey Rooney, Keenan Wayne, Paul Freeze, Young Gardner
- Year: 1970
"Santa Claus is Coming to Town" has always been in the shadow of his beloved cousin Rudolph, the red-nosed deer. Perhaps the reason for this is the darker and more unusual story of "Santa.". In this 51-minute television work, the villain of the story is neither the Grinch nor the bully deer, but Burgermister Misterberger, another bullying and abusive mayor who is the leader of a totalitarian regime called Samberton.
The burgermaster can not change because of his own mistakes or mental problems, the problem is that he does not want to change at all. Such a story is too dark for a film about children who want to explain Santa Claus with his long beard and red dress.
10. Frosty the Snowman ( Frosty the Snowman )
- Director: Arthur Rankin Jr., Jules Bess
- Cast: Billy de Wolf, Jackie Vernon, Paul Fries
- Year: 1969
Although "Snowman Frost" is considered by many to be a lovely classic Christmas animation, it is extremely dark. And its darkness is not such that you can see it by looking at its appearance, what we see in appearance in this Rankin/Base work is a few happy children playing in the snow. But once you figure out what the story is all about, all your imagination is shattered.
These kids can give life to a snowball with just one task: put a hat on. None of them are surprised that this is such a strange thing we are doing. But the story is even more horrible. When the weather gets very hot, the frost of the snowman they have now become friends with melts and practically dies. And it really happens in the sequel. It is true that Frost will be resurrected in the end, but that sudden death has done its job and shocked the small audience of this work.
11. Silent Night, Deadly Night ( Silent Night, Deadly Night )
- Director: Charles Slerier
- Cast: Lillian Chavin, Gilmer McCormick, Tony Nero, Robert Brian Wilson
- Year: 1984
"Silent Night, Deadly Night" was also controversial in its 1984 release year, and was dropped from theaters just a week later. In the film, Robert Brian Wilson plays Billy Chapman, a troubled 18-year-old who suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder after watching his parents murdered on Christmas Eve. He grows up in a Catholic orphanage and is abused there, but after enduring all these hardships, he wears a Santa Claus costume after leaving the orphanage and starts killing people at celebrations and celebrations.
The strange thing is that such a scary and shocking movie was promoted among the Christmas programs of the TV channels, as if we were on the side of a classic Christmas effect. It took a while for the parents to realize what a horrible effect they were on, and their children, who had seen the film, were no longer even afraid of Santa Claus.
12. Black Christmas ( Black Christmas )
- Director: Bob Clark
- Cast: Olivia Hassi, Kir Dolly, Margo Kidder, John Saxon
- Year: 1974
"Black Christmas" Although Released Criticized for its extreme violence, it has now become a classic and valuable cult work. If this movie is shown to students, many of them will definitely reconsider and no longer stay in the dormitory for the Christmas holidays.
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