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Monday, December 21, 2020

In Praise Of Deadly Games


With so little to do around LA, I want to suggest what is now streaming, Deadly Games, it's up on Shudder. They're a pretty cheap horror streaming service and they have a 7 day free trial.

You can also grab it from Amazon, but I doubt it'll come by Christmas and it's at a high price of $50 for a 4k Ultra HD/Blu-ray Combo. It's from Vinegar Syndrome, whose site is closed right now to catch up on direct orders.

After re-watching the perfect 80's X-mas horror film (made in the 90's) where a psychotic Santa goes after Richie Rich/ Kevin McCallister with a mullet and his grandpa in their mansion/'s hard to come down and recommend anything as ridiculous in premise or as awesome as a little boy avenging a pet like Rambo. And I mean really like Rambo, he dresses like him.
Christmas horror has so many choices; here'd Bloody Disgusting’s Massive Guide to Over 120 Christmas Horror Films
And yet, I can't say there are many Christmas horror films I want to see again anytime soon. Deathcember was a let down  and the rest of new batch just doesn't cut it this year.
Watching the time and effort put into Deadly Games, in comparison to the sad small budgets of the other films. It's immediately noticeable someone wanted to spend time on this and make it a night you won't forget. A little boy fending off a killer Claus, it's just a magical evening of insane moments and WTF's. There's so many WTF's because of the mansion/castle.

Here's some notes from when I told you to Stream or buy it last year:
*You'll see France's early Internet and computer system that existed long before AOL called Minitel, which sort of starts the whole crazy thing off.
*The makers of the film unsuccessfully sued the makers of Home Alone. I say watch them back to back and you decide, they came out the same year.