13 SLAYS TILL X-MAS (2020) Reviews of holidays horror anthology flick

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‘Prey Christmas doesn’t come early!’

13 Slays Till X-Mas is a 2020 American horror anthology film in which five random men are invited to a dive bar by a mysterious email. They decide to pass the time by resurrecting the old tradition of telling scary stories on Christmas Eve. As each take turns spinning yarns, it becomes evident, they may be harbouring a dark and deadly secret…

Produced by P.J. Starks and Eric Huskisson (Volumes of Blood: Horror Stories; Volumes of Blood), the Blood Moon Pictures production features thirteen Christmas festive fear tales from Brittany Blanton (Seasons Greetings 2), Sean Blevins (Trick or Treat), Jed Brian (Unlisted Owner), William Capps (After the Slasher), Alex Clark, John Hale (The Conduit), Blair Hoyle, Robert Kern III, Carlos Omar De Leon (For We Are Many), Drew Marvick (Pool Party Massacre), John Mason (Sleep Tight), Eric Huskisson, P.J. Starks (Volumes of Blood), Julie Streble and Shawn Burkett (Stranded).

The cast includes Kevin Roach (The Bad Man), Christopher Bower (Dooms Chapel Horror), Katie Stewart (The Wicked One), Ryan Matthew Ziegler (Butcher the Bakers), David McMahon (10/31 Part 2), Sonya Delormier (Wicked Ones), Kevin Clark (Volumes of Blood), Julie Streble (One Must Fall), Wes Bartlett (Hallows Eve), Steve Christopher (Satanic Panic), Chris Killian (Sleep Tight), Nathan Tymoshuk (Potpourri), Roni Jonah (Volumes of Blood), Lauren Argo, RJ Campbell, Kaylee Williams (Mrs. Claus), Gerrimy Keiffer (Volumes of Blood: Horror Stories), Michael Merchant (House Shark), Brittany Blanton (Don’t F*ck In The Woods), Greg Harpold (Mindhunter), Sadie Katz (Wrong Turn 6) and many more.


There are about the same ratio of hits to misses in 13 Slays Till Xmas but on the whole, I enjoyed this more than I was expecting, Blood Moon Pictures movies not exactly being a guarantee of quality. The overall tone is consistent and none of the stories outstays their welcome (often a problem when assembling shorts together). Good work.” Bloody Flicks

“It’s not hard to tell that 13 Slays Till Xmas was clearly created by people with a lifelong passion for horror, because the entire film was littered with references and homages to the genre […] While some of the segments were no doubt more memorable than others, 13 Slays Till Xmas was still a great addition to the ever-growing list of more sinister films based around the Yuletide season.” Dread Central

” …viewer mileage will vary with a few of the performances and segments in 13 Slays Til X-Mas, but overall the movie delivers a strongly recommended holiday — year-round, actually — viewing experience that offers something for just about every stripe of horror fan.” Gruesome magazine

13 Slays has a huge ensemble cast and a list of directors reads like the whos’ who of the indie horror genre. Each actor poured their hearts into their roles and it shows. And the directors all brought their own style and flavor, yet all the segments fit together flawlessly, connected by an interesting wrap-around.” Horror Fuel

“Despite some patchy acting 13 Slays Till X-Mas is a welcome addition to the ever-growing seasonal horror genre with some fun stories, lots of Easter eggs to classic horror flicks and a high body count. What more do you need?” The Movie Elite


The world premiere of 13 Slays Till X-Mas was in Owensboro, Kentucky, on Friday, November 13th 2020.

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