It’s X-Mas in July When A Christmas Horror Story Premieres at Fantasia International Film Festival

If you’re like me and live in an area where the summer heat is approaching surface of the sun temperatures, then you’re already counting down to Halloween and Christmas (three months to Halloween and five months to X-Mas as of the writing of this article). Since I can’t push time ahead … yet … I can at least look forward to some cooler temperature films. As luck would have it, the upcoming anthology film, A CHRISTMAS HORROR STORY will have its world premier this month at the Fantasia International Film Festival. A CHRISTMAS HORROR STORY is directed by Grant Harvey, Steven Hoban, and Brett Sullivan, is written by Jason Filiatrault, James Kee, Sarah Larsen, Doug Taylor, and Pascal Trottier, and stars George BuzaPercy Hynes WhiteRob Archer, Jeff Clarke, Jessica Clement, and Zoé De Grand Maison. Check out the press release which also contains the plot crunch:


Ho! Ho! Ho!

A Christmas Horror Story to have its World Premiere at 

Fantasia International Film Festival On July 20

Toronto. July 9, 2015. It really is Christmas in July. It is with great pleasure that Steven Hoban president of Copperheart Entertainment announces that A Christmas Horror Story, an interconnected hair-raising tale of Yuletide terror, will have its world premiere at Montreal’s Fantasia International Film Festival, the genre festival Quentin Tarantino calls “the most important and prestigious genre film festival on this continent.” 

The World Premiere will be on July 20 at 9:55 PM

J.A. De Seve Theatre / 1400 De Maisonneuve Ouest

A work-in-progress version of A Christmas Horror Story played at Harry Knowles’ Butt-Numb-A-Thon in Dec 2014.

”Badass! Loved it!” –Harry Knowles, Ain’t It Cool News

“A blackly comic tale of Christmas carnage…the ending is epic”-Jason Gober, Twitch Film Twitch.


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 7-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 were naughty or nice.

Confirmed for attendance/interviews on July 20 and July 21 (morning only):

Steven Hoban (Producer, Director)

Mark Smith (Producer)

Doug Taylor (Writer)

Pascal Trottier (Writer)

Sarah Larson (Writer)

Plus: Krampus (or at least the glorious top half of him, designed by David Scott) 

Other cast TBC 

Run time: 100m

EOne Entertainment (Distributing in UK, Canada, ROW)


A Christmas Horror Story is produced by Steven Hoban (Haunter, Splice, Ginger Snaps) and Mark Smith (Subconscious Password, 388 Arletta Ave) and executive produced by David Hayter (Wolves, The Watchmen).  The interweaving stories are directed by Steven Hoban, Grant Harvey (Ginger Snaps Back: The Beginning) and Brett Sullivan (Darknet, Orphan Black). A Christmas Horror Story is written by Doug Taylor (Splice, Darknet), Sarah Larsen (Darknet), James Kee (Darknet), and Pascal Trottier (The Colony, Hellions). 

Upcoming festivals: UK Frightfest in London Aug 21-24, 2015

Release date (theatrical & VOD): October 2, 2015

Looks like A CHRISTMAS HORROR STORY will be released just in time for the 2015 holiday season (in my house the holiday season begins on October 1st and runs through New Year’s Eve).

Stay Bloody!!!


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