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Top 10 Tuesday: Holiday Horrors

What’s Top 10 Tuesday? It’s a new Top 10 List every Tuesday!

With Halloween fast approaching and September’s Palm Beach County Grindhouse Series screening of Trick ‘r Treat,  this Tuesday I celebrated the various Holiday themed Horror movies. And yes, there’s more than just Christmas and Halloween!

Honorable Mention, Leprechaun (1993)
St. Patrick’s Day

It’s a bit of a stretch  but without this film that’s heavy on Irish folklore we wouldn’t have Leprechaun in the Hood.


10. ThanksKilling (2009)

While Eli Roth’s Thanksgiving from the Grindhouse Trailers may never get made, we’ll always have ThanksKilling. A homicidal turkey (puppet) kills college students during Thanksgiving break. It may not be a good movie but it’s funny as hell.

9. New Year’s Evil (1980)
New Year’s Eve

This slasher film features a pretty unique story with a radio show getting calls from a killer every hour when the different time zone’s hit Midnight.

8. Mother’s Day (1980)
Mother’s Day

It may not actually take place on Mother’s Day but it still works quite well. Two brother’s torture and kidnap women to please their insane mother. One of the better non-Toxic Avenger Troma films.

7. Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale (2010)

Finnish-made Christmas movie about a accidentally finding the secret tomb of Santa Claus. After reindeer are slaughtered and Children start to go missing, it’s believed that a monstrous Santa Claus is to blame.key to why reindeer are being slaughtered and children are disappearing.

6. Halloween III: Season of the Witch (1982)

Sure it may be controversial that the movie I include from the Halloween Series doesn’t have Michael Myers… but it’s also my favorite Halloween and Holiday-related movie of all time. Season of the Witch is an  insane but fun story about a company using their Halloween masks to kill off Children.

5. My Bloody Valentine (1981)
Valentine’s Day

By far the best Holiday Horror that’s not Christmas or Halloween-related, featuring “Harry Warden” in a spooky miner costume killing off people trying to celebrate Valentine’s Day.

4. Silent Night, Deadly Night (1984)

Silent Night, Deadly Night may not be the best Holiday Horror or even that great of a movie but i’ll be damned if it’s not one of the most fun. Features tons of creative kills and a very believable psychopath played by Robert Brian Wilson.

3. Trick ‘r Treat (2007)

A perfect anthology of Halloween-related horror stories all brought together by a cute little Pumpkin demon. Trick ‘r Treat was actually finished in 2007 but wasn’t released until 2009 due to problems with distribution. We’re still waiting for a Trick ‘r Treat 2…

2. Gremlins (1984)

While this may be the most family-friendly film on the list, Gremlins still managed to scare a lot of kids in it’s day. The story of a boy receiving a strange pet for Christmas which then leads to almost entirely destroying a city. Gremlins 3 is expected to be released in 2018.

1. Black Christmas (1974)

Black Christmas is not only a great Holiday Horror movie it’s also one of the earliest in the slasher genre. Black Christmas is one of the first that manages to keep the killer a secret for the entire film. Directed by Bob Clark who 5 years later went on to direct one of the most well-known Christmas movies of all time, A Christmas Story.

I thought this list would be a lot easier to do but I didn’t realize how many Holiday-related Horror movies are some of my favorites. It’d be nice to see some newer Holiday Horrors not related to Halloween or Christmas though. Don’t forget on September 22nd I kick off Halloween early with a screening of Trick ‘r Treat! See you next Tuesday for an all-new Top 10 List!

What’s YOUR favorite Holiday Horror?

Trick ‘r Treat 10th Anniversary


If you don’t follow the rules tonight, you won’t live to see tomorrow.

Five interwoven stories that occur on Halloween: An everyday high school principal has a secret life as a serial killer; a college virgin might have just met the guy for her; a group of teenagers pull a mean prank; a woman who loathes the night has to contend with her holiday-obsessed husband; and a mean old man meets his match with a demonic, supernatural trick-or-treater.

The twenty-eighth film in the PALM BEACH COUNTY GRINDHOUSE SERIES is a special one-time 10th Anniversary screening of TRICK ‘R TREAT (2007) at Movies Of Lake Worth on FRIDAY, AUGUST 18TH at 9:30PM. The first 100 attendees will get a Free Button courtesy of Cult, Horror & Sci-Fi Pins and there will be a raffle after the screening.

Raffle entry is FREE with the purchase of a TRICK ‘R TREAT movie ticket. Find us in the lobby before the movie to pick up your raffle ticket and the drawing will be held after the movie.

7380 Lake Worth Road
Lake Worth, FL 33467


Tickets are only $10 and will be available at the theater box office the day of the screening (cash preferred).

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Hosted by MORBID MOVIES, PALM BEACH COUNTY GRINDHOUSE is Exclusive, one-night-only screenings of cult horror films every month at the Movies of Lake Worth (Florida).

MORBID MOVIES is sponsored by Cult, Horror & Sci-Fi Pins. If your business is interested in advertising or sponsoring, email info@morbidmovies.com for details or visit our advertising page.

Trick ‘r Treat’s Michael Dougherty to Direct Godzilla 2

While it was previously announced following the departure of Gareth Edwards that Michael Dougherty would be co-writing Legendary Pictures “Godzilla 2”, he’s now also directing the sequel.

Dougherty wrote the sequel to “Godzilla 2” along with Zach Shields. The duo previously wrote “Krampus” while Dougherty directed it. Dougherty has strong ties to horror from writing and directing the cult-hit “Trick ‘r Treat”.

Godzilla 2: King of Monsters hits theaters March 22nd, 2019 followed by Godzilla vs. Kong on May 29th, 2020.

Box of Dread September 2016

Price $14 (1 Month) | $13 (3 Months) | Shipping $6

img_20160924_024718From the folks at horror news site Dread Central is their horror-themed subscription box, Box of Dread. Box of Dread is a lower-priced box with two different options. You can choose either $14 for 1 month or a 3 month plan for $13 a month and the shipping is $6. Every month they choose a “7th Box” at random worth over $200 in horror items. Each month has a general theme with this one being “Trick ‘r Treat”.

Box of Dread arrived in a wide brown box.

August’s Box of Dread included the Book of Eibon Comic, Predator Plush & Minimate, Mars Attacks button, Cthulhu Air Freshener & Decal and a bonus World of Warcraft keychain.


img_20160924_025414Exclusive Enamel Pin

A high quality enamel pin featuring Sam! This is the second Exclusive pin from Box of Dread and i’m hoping they continue doing it!





img_20160924_025347ReAction Figure

Part of Funko’s Horror Series of ReAction figures it’s a poseable Sam that’s complete with his lollipop.



img_20160924_025206Promotional Poster

A glossy promo poster for AtmosFX’s new Trick ‘r Treat decoration.






img_20160924_025145Exclusive Print

A beautifully drawn glossy print from horror artist ‘Scarecrowoven’.






img_20160924_025445Comic Book

The first issue of the Evil Ernie: Godeater series signed by author Keith Davidsen! I really dig the action figure inspired cover on this one. It also includes a COA from Dynamic Forces.


img_20160924_025044It was a pretty perfect month for Box of Dread with quality items from Trick ‘r Treat. The Exclusive enamel pin and the signed Evil Ernie comic put this one over the top to kick off the Halloween season. Remember that everything included is only $20 INCLUDING SHIPPING!

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