Festive horror ‘A Christmas Horror Story’ starring William Shatner gets US distro deal


There seems to be a large number of festive horror films in the works: Krampus (multiple versions), Slay Belles, horror anthology Holiday, and now a new one can be added to your radar.

It has been revealed that A Christmas Horror Story, which stars Star Trek’s William Shatner, has been acquired for US distribution, and the film is gearing up for its world premiere at Fantasia.

The Press Release:

RLJ Entertainment, (NASDAQ: RLJE), under its Image Entertainment brand, has acquired all U.S. rights to the highly anticipated horror film A CHRISTMAS HORROR STORY. Directed by Steven Hoban (Darknet), Grant Harvey (She Made Me Do It), and Brett Sullivan (Ginger Snaps 2: Unleashed), the film stars William Shatner (“Star Trek”) and George Buza (X-Men). The film will premiere on July 20, 2015, at this year’s Fantasia Film Festival. Mark Ward, RLJ Entertainment’s Chief Acquisitions Officer, made the announcement today.

“A CHRISTMAS HORROR STORY brings a scary twist to the traditional Christmas tale,” said Ward. “With the legendary William Shatner and horribly fantastic creatures, genre fans will never see this happy holiday the same way again.”

“We are so happy that Mark Ward and his helper elves at RLJ Entertainment are releasing this film in the US,” said Hoban. “We couldn’t have hoped for better accomplices in our efforts to bring terrifying fun to the holidays.”

CHRISTMAS: a time of joy, peace, and goodwill, unless you happen to live in the town of Bailey Downs. Here, on Christmas Eve, joy is corrupted when a malevolent spirit traps three teens in a school basement intent on recreating a twisted version of the Nativity story. Peace is shattered when a family returns from a snowy forest with the perfect Christmas tree, only to find something is terrifyingly wrong with their seven-year-old son. And goodwill is perverted when a not-so-nice family is hunted down by Krampus, the demonic anti-Santa Claus of Nordic mythology. Even Santa Claus himself is drawn into the horror when he has to fight off a horde of howling zombie elves before making his rounds. This Christmas the creatures are stirring, and they’re coming for you whether you’re naughty or nice.

A CHRISTMAS HORROR STORY was produced by Copperheart Entertainment’s Steve Hoban (Splice) and Mark Smith (388 Arletta Avenue) and executive produced by David Hayter (“World War III”). Mark Ward of RLJ Entertainment negotiated the deal with Paradigm Talent Agency on behalf of the filmmakers.

Matt Wavish
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A keen enthusiast and collector of all horror and extreme films. I can be picky as i like quality in my horror. This doesn't necessarily mean it has to be a classic, but as long as it has something to impress me then i'm a fan. I watch films by the rule that if it doesn't bring out some kind of emotive response then it aint worth watching.

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