Christmas themed horror thriller ‘GOOD TIDINGS‘ was picked up for U.S. distribution by Xlrator Entertainment in Christmas 2016. Releasing it on their horror centred label ‘Macabre’ on all major Digital VOD platforms including Amazon Instant, iTunes, Vudu, Youtube, Google Play and the Xbox Network.
‘GOOD TIDINGS’ was officially selected for over 15 film festivals across the globe last year and continues its festival run into 2017. It picked up Best Feature awards at The Starburst International Film Festival, Halloweenapalooza and The Optical Theatre Film Festival and a got Best Director award at HorrorQuest Film Festival.
This festive season sees the world release of Good Tidings on DVD and Blu-ray and the crew are celebrating in style by offering limited edition copies and merch via their Indiegogoo campaign. As well as the physical release, there’s all sorts of festively nasty goodies to be had including stickers, badges, signed posters, replica santa masks, signed script, t-shirts and a super limited edition VHS release.
Drawing inspiration from genre classics, Black Christmas, Halloween, Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Silent Night Deadly Night and Assault on Precinct 13, whilst still harkening to the new breed of horror thrillers like You’re Next, The Devils Rejects, The Strangers and The Purge, GOOD TIDINGS focuses on the story of a homeless war-veteran with a chequered past who must rely on a side of himself once thought buried when he and his companions are targeted on Christmas Day by three vicious psychopaths in Santa suits.
Written and conceived by horror enthusiasts Stu Jopia, Stuart W. Bedford and Giovanni Gentile, who recently penned this years zombie action thriller ‘Apocalypse’. Good Tidings was shot on location in a disused courthouse in Southport, Merseyside. Amanda Robertshaw has opened the courthouse doors for the first time and allowed a film crew inside to create this daring 70’s style siege/horror movie.
Director/Writer Stuart W. Bedford tells us “We’ve always been fascinated by Exploitation movies. Good Tidings is our love-letter to those phenomenal slashers from the 70’s and 80’s, tied together by a festive satire: Christmas is cruel to the poor.”
Writer/Producer Stu Jopia says “Christmas themed horror movies are my favourite holiday movies, so much festive fun to be had, and a slasher/siege movie featuring three psychopathic killer Santa’s is exactly what Christmas time has been crying out for.”
Producer/Writer Giovanni Gentile adds “There are not enough Christmas slashers out there. It is our mission to add to this genre pool, and have a merry bloody time doing it.”