‘All she wants for Christmas… is you!’
Mother Krampus 2: Slay Ride is a 2018 American horror film directed by Eddie Lengyel (American Poltergeist: The Curse of Lilith Ratchet; Voodoo Rising; Scarred) from a screenplay co-written with Roger Conners and Kris Smith.
The Fright Teck Pictures-Rising Pulse Productions movie stars KateLynn E. Newberry, Tiffani Hilton and Robbie Barnes.
Although the title suggests a connection to Mother Krampus (2017), that movie was a US retitling of British production 12 Days of Christmas so there is no story continuity.
It’s Christmas time in Cleveland, Ohio and four young ladies are on the verge of completing their mandatory thirty days of community service. With only one night to go, they are required to make a series of in-home visits to the older and less fortunate.
Upon arriving at their final stop for the night, they become introduced to a pleasant older woman who graciously welcomes them into her home for the evening. However, as darkness falls and the cold settles in, they begin to realise that there is far more to their seemingly innocent host than meets the eye…
“Once the film arrived at the crazy old lady’s house, it seemed to lose some of its momentum and started to go down the usual slasher route of having the characters being knocked off one by one […] Whilst it was certainly no masterpiece, Mother Krampus 2: Slay Ride still one of the better Christmas-themed horror films out there.” Dread Central
“Nice deaths, some decent gore, suspense, a creepy killer, and best of all likeable characters. Too often horror movies forget about writing likeable characters and I loved them all. The final girl was super sweet and cute, while the other girls were tough but nice beneath it all. They were more developed than the norm…” The Final Gay Boy
“Unlike many of the holiday stories out there, it has a unique plot, eccentric characters, and a fun murder mystery that doesn’t disappoint […] Not all of the kills are cheerful and delightful, but there’s a select few that really stood out and will warm any ghoul’s heart. The kills aren’t creative by any means. They’re more straight to the point, similar to Michael Myers’ methods.” Pop Horror
“It’s got some great kills, a well-developed cast and just enough sex sprinkled in to give it that 80’s slasher throwback feel. It gets a little slow in the middle but as we get toward the third act and the kills start piling up it’s a damn good time. I wasn’t thrilled with the final scene that was full of exposition and a bit of a Mary Sue out of nowhere…” Scare Tissue
Cast and characters:
KateLynn E. Newberry … Victoria
Tiffani Hilton … Gracie
Robbie Barnes … Candace
Roger Conners … Lady Athena Slay
Rachel Anderson … Paula
Kris Smith … Dorothea
George Tutie … Donny
Janine Sarnowski … Aunt Nancy
Daniela Simms … Noel
Amanda Collins … Monica
Mikhail Tot … Niko
Michelle Palmer … Eileen
D.J. Luciano … Jaxx
Kayla McDonald … Harley
Benny Benzino … Niko the Bouncer
Naughty List and Slay Bells. The film has also been known as Lady Krampus