THE CHRISTMAS TAPES (2022) Reviews of horror anthology with Dave Sheridan and Vernon Wells

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‘The gifts that keep on killing’
The Christmas Tapes is a 2022 American horror anthology film in which a family’s movie night on Christmas Eve is interrupted by a stranger, insistent on making the next Christmas ‘classic’ film himself.

Written, co-produced and directed by Robert Livings and Randy Nundlall Jr (Infrared). Also produced by Travis Ayers.

The Sestero Pictures-Woof Cat Films co-production stars Dave Sheridan, Vernon Wells, Greg Sestero, Lori Richardson, Robert Livings, Louise Harding, Jason Kuykendall, Ian Hopps, Todd Lubitsch, Ruby Setnik, Joshua Rose, Janice Angela Burt, Caleb Lush and Romulo Reyes.


Directors’ statement:
The Christmas Tapes is a throwback to the anthology films of the 80s and 90s but with a modern found-footage twist.

Christmas horror is a subgenre that we feel deserves more attention, and this film came about from us discussing the classics and how we could possibly bring something new to the table. From day one, we were aware that this film had to be fun and could not take itself too seriously.

Developing each segment and the trajectory of how they would transition from traditional horror to comedy horror was an exciting journey. We look forward to you discovering this box of Christmas tapes.”


Terror Films will release The Christmas Tapes worldwide on Digital on December 16, 2022.

“When it comes to the visuals, the movie takes a page from the V/H/S series and goes for the found footage style […] Sometimes, found footage can feel a bit forced, but thankfully all the stories make it seem like they could actually have been recorded by it. This is not the case with something like Chronicle, where you ask why the movie decided to go this route, as it makes no sense.” 7 out of 10, Fiction Horizon

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