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Thu, Nov 29, 2018 2:15 AM

Live Poll: The Holidays Can Be Scary, So Can Their Movies

Which of these holiday horror movies* set against the backdrop of an international or national celebration is your favorite? * Limit one holiday movie answer option per franchise with 10,000+ IMDb votes and a 4.0+ IMDb rating.

Scope: Christmas, Thanksgiving, Election Day, Halloween, Veterans Day, Labor Day, Fourth of July, Memorial Day, May Day, Easter, April Fools' Day, Mardi Gras, Saint Patrick's Day, Presidents Day, Valentine's Day, New Year's Day or Eve, Etc.

See the partial list of holiday-related horror movies here: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls047049995/, as well as, other notable holiday horror movies posted below or take the Existing Scary Christmas Poll here.

Poll: https://www.imdb.com/poll/T_mRjAcUn0E/

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Honorable Mention Holiday Horror Movies

Grindhouse 2007 | Movie 7.6 (167,283) Thanksgiving (Thanksgiving: fake trailer segment)

Black Christmas 2006 | Movie 4.6 (22,368) Christmas

It 2017 | Movie 7.4 (321,039) Fourth of July

My Bloody Valentine 2009 | Movie 5.5 (49,771) Valentine's Day

Kristy 2014 | Movie 5.9 (6,172) Thanksgiving

Terror Train 1980 | Movie 5.9 (8,082)  New Year's Day

Easter Bunny, Kill! Kill! 2006 | Movie 4.9 (433) Easter

Candyman: Farewell to the Flesh 1995 | Movie 5.3 (8,718) Mardi Gras

Bloody New Year 1987 | Movie 4.4 (510) New Years

Hell Night 1981 | Movie 5.8 (4,959) Halloween

Long Weekend 2008 | Movie 5.1 (5,197) Memorial Day

Memorial Day 2012 | Movie 6.1 (2,001) Memorial Day

The Tripper 2006 | Movie 5.1 (5,556) Presidents Day

X-Ray 1981 | Movie 5.0 (1,475) Valentine's Day

Silent Night, Bloody Night 1972 | Movie 5.3 (2,367) Christmas Eve

Jack Frost 1997 | Video 4.6 (6,715) Christmas

Cinco De Mayo 2013 | Movie 6.4 (27) Cinco de Mayo

Tales from the Grave, Volume 2: Happy Holidays 2005 | Video 6.0 (37)
Anthology Movie: St. Patrick's, Valentine's, Thanksgiving, Halloween and Christmas segments

Uncle Sam 1996 | Video 4.3 (2,070) Fourth of July

Red White & Blue 2010 | Movie 6.4 (5,161) Fourth of July

ThanksKilling  2009 | Movie 4.3 (3,401) Thanksgiving

Saint 2010 | Movie 5.6 (7,772) Christmas

New Year's Evil 1980 | Movie 4.8 (1,923) New Year's Eve

Mother's Day 1980 | Movie 5.4 (3,815) Mother's Day

Father's Day 2011 | Movie 6.0 (2,399) Father's Day

Dark Night of the Scarecrow 1981 | TV Movie 6.9 (4,317) Halloween

Blood Rage 1987 | Movie 5.9 (2,149) Thanksgiving

To All a Goodnight 1980 | Movie 4.8 (910) Christmas

Santa's Slay 2005 | Movie 5.4 (8,037) Christmas

Elves 1989 | Movie 4.1 (929) Christmas

Resurrection 1999 | Movie 6.2 (8,091) Easter

Trick or Treat 1986 | Movie 5.8 (5,089) Halloween

Trick or Treats 1982 | Movie 4.0 (653) Halloween

Christmas Evil 1980 | Movie 5.3 (3,560) Christmas

Hanukkah | Movie Hanukkah

Holiday Horror's "Golden Age":Holiday Horror Movies of the 1980s: A Complete List

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A Christmas Horror Story

Santa's Slay

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SUGGESTIONS?
Any not listed or not honorable mention holiday horror movies for any holiday.

SUGGESTIONS ARE WELCOME, ESPECIALLY FOR NON-USA AND OVERLOOKED RELIGIOUS HOLIDAY HORROR (CARNIVAL, BASTILLE DAY, OKTOBERFEST, DIWALI, HANANUKAH, CINCO DE MAYO, DAY OF THE DEAD, AND OTHER HOLIDAYS).

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Dead Snow (2009) takes place during an Easter holiday.

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Thanks, added.

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'P2' takes place on Christmas Eve and I think is better than its rating or Metacritic score. It's certainly memorable and both scary and very Christmas-ey.

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Thanks, I like Alexandre Aja's (story) work and will take your recommendation. I don't want to add to the number of Christmas titles (1/3 of total), as I think the holiday is well represented, so I will bump Wind Chill (2007) to make room.

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P2 (2007) always reminded me of Maniac (1980) and considering that Franck Khalfoun actually remade the latter in 2012, I believe it wasn't a coincidence. As far as I remember Maniac is also set if not on Christmas then not far off from it: some dialogs mention it to juxtapose Zito's facade to what's he really doing. 

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New Years Holiday Horror bump
The Children 2008 | Movie 6.0 (16,029) New Years
Terror Trail
1980 | Movie 5.9 (8,082)  New Year's Day,
New Year's Evil 1980 | Movie 4.8 (1,923) New Year's Eve
Bloody New Year 1987 | Movie 4.4 (510) New Years

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Live Poll: https://www.imdb.com/poll/T_mRjAcUn0E/?ref_=po_fp Hip-hip-hurray and Happy New Year's poll. :)

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Congratulations urbanemovies on your 259th live poll! As of 3-Jan-2019 4:31 AM Pacific your polls have 416,174 or more votes, for an average of 1,607 votes per poll.

The Holidays Can Be Scary, So Can Their Movies
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Black Christmas 2019 Poster

Black Christmas (2019) Horror | Mystery | Thriller A group of students are stalked by a stranger during their Christmas break. A remake of the 1974 horror film 'Black Christmas'.
Director: Sophia Takal Stars: Cary Elwes, Imogen Poots, Aleyse Shannon, Brittany O'Grady

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urbanemovies, for some reason I was totally oblivious they're remaking it... again! 

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It seems a bit soon to me too, since the last re-make was only thirteen years ago; instead of the standard 20-25 year (generation) buffer that is usual between re-makes, this one is being remade in half that time.

Interestingly, the co-writers and director are female, so I suspect a different spin from the first two, Black Christmas (1974) and Black Christmas (2006).  Plus, Universal Pictures and Blumhouse Productions are co-producing the latest version, so I suspect it will be better than the last one. Also, the film setting is being relocated to New Zealand so that offer some other ways to differentiate it from the first two.

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urbanemovies, haven't seen neither original nor 2006 remake so far, but been circling them for ages. Should probably go for it, since one is a classic of its genre, while another has a small cult status in its own merit... 

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Midsommar (2019) Summer Solstice

Escape Room (2019) Thanksgiving

??? Hubie Halloween (2020) Halloween