View Full Version : anyone else a bit offended by this?

12-13-2006, 02:55 PM
Maybe I am just getting old, ( I turn 45 FRiday) but does the release of the Santa Chrstmas Slasher movie being released Christmas Day bother anyone. I mean, can't we just enjoy the spirit of the holiday without seeing people getting killed? This kind of stuff never showed up when I was a kid and I miss those innocent days....Sorry, had to vent

Raycliff Manor
12-13-2006, 03:47 PM
Hey Ron! Happy early Birthday! My birthday was this past Sunday. I should have known you were a fellow Sagitarrian! :wink:


12-13-2006, 04:21 PM
NO not really...first off this movie is a remake. This movie started all the slasher films it proceded Halloween, Jason all of them. Its a movie they've wanted to remake forever, especially when John Carpenter says it was his inspiration for the Halloween movie.

If I was going to release this movie I think I would also release around Christmas time as well. Horror fans want to see their horror movies year around not just during October. In the past all horror movies got released in late September and October, now they release them 12 months a year.

What is really offensive is Disney making these HORRIBLE Santa Clause movies just to make a buck...they suck hard, they don't even allow them to be reviewed because they suck so bad and they just sucker kids into making their parents take them. That to me is offensive using Santa to making a buck off Holiday cheer! Damn you Disney!


Jim Warfield
12-13-2006, 04:24 PM
Sagi-rippen and tearing?

12-13-2006, 06:09 PM
I think it's fine to release on Christmas. Why not? If I remember correctly, when the original Black Christmas came out people actually picketed movie theatres in protest. Some theatres even stopped showing the film. I know there were religious leaders calling for an over all ban on the movie. Give me a break! It's just a movie.

Howie "Slobber" Erlich
Deadly Intentions Haunted House

12-13-2006, 07:30 PM
Hey Ron! Happy early Birthday! My birthday was this past Sunday. I should have known you were a fellow Sagitarrian! :wink:

And my first grandchild's birthday is going to be in just a few hours...my daughter is 7 centimeters....HOORAY!!!!

Although I belive in Christ and the whole meaning behind Christmas, I don't really feel there is any harm in showing this movie on Christmas. The reason being everything has become so commercialized. It's no longer a day to celebrate his birth, but rather what I can give to someone and what I will be receiving. And for this reason, I am such a "BAH HUMBUG!"

Jim Warfield
12-13-2006, 09:11 PM
The movie has to shown on Christmas break because then the kids home from college(to celebrate Christmas) will have 90 minutes less to be drinking and wrecking cars, getting into bar fights, getting filmed for "Girls Gone Wild "#787, ex cetra, all activities not very appropriate for the religious holiday.
It has always struck me odd that Dec. 25th is supposed to be the children's holiday , then a week later New Years is the adult's holiday of imbibing alcohol. Who started this as an accepted Christmas season tradition?
I know, I know, it's only human anti-freeze!

Duke of Darkness
12-14-2006, 01:16 PM
I'm not offended by the release being on Christmas day, but I do wonder about the business sense of it. It seems to me that it would have been better to release it 1 or 2 weeks before Christmas to build up steam and to take advantage of the holiday break.

On the other hand, they are trying for controversy. The commercial practically dare you to be offended. A risky strategy, but one that has worked int eh past. We shall see...


12-14-2006, 08:31 PM
Halloween and Christmas are two sides of the same coin.

Jim Warfield
12-14-2006, 09:01 PM
Precisely, and this is why some religious leaders take offense at the haunters, dabbling in their territory of scaring everyone , brining up death and other such "Boogie-Boogie" subjects, not from the pulpit.
Strange (by my way of thinking) but sadly true.

12-15-2006, 12:22 AM
Maybe I am just getting old, ( I turn 45 FRiday) but does the release of the Santa Chrstmas Slasher movie being released Christmas Day bother anyone. I mean, can't we just enjoy the spirit of the holiday without seeing people getting killed? This kind of stuff never showed up when I was a kid and I miss those innocent days....Sorry, had to vent

Unless you're in your 50's, yes it did. The original Black Christmas came out over 30 years ago...

I remember going to see Hellraiser 2 on Christmas Day when it came out, and being glad I was able to get away from the overwhelming familiness at the time.

Bottom line: It's at a movie theater, not your living room - you don't want any part of it? Don't go. Nobody's forcing anybody to go see it, so where's the issue?

The thing to get twitchy about is the likelihood that it'll be yet another sucky remake of a classic horror film! ;)

12-15-2006, 12:25 AM
There's an AMP'D Mobile ad on TV right now where a father sends his kid on a bike over a too-steep ramp. The kid goes off the side and lands in a bone-splintering heap, while Dad cheers, followed by the tag line "I Saw It on AMP'D".


THAT'S offensive, in my book.

Jim Warfield
12-15-2006, 01:08 AM
..and Dad will be wondering in the nursing home why nobody comes to see him?

Mr Nightmarez
12-15-2006, 05:58 AM
I think it's fabulous and I wish we had more slashers coming out at this time of year!

Maybe an Evil PS3 and Wii start killing people... :wink: :twisted:

12-15-2006, 10:46 AM
Be careful there, Mr. Nightmarez. Hollywood is out of ideas yet again and may steal that from you...

12-15-2006, 02:53 PM

If this makes you feel better...they just reviewed the film on a big movie site and said it really really really really sucks!


12-15-2006, 07:26 PM
Actually thought the trailer looked good. Just goes to show you how a good editor can make crap shine...

12-15-2006, 09:26 PM
i was thinking of opening our haunt the weekend before christmas.advertise as"the nightmare before christmas"

Jim Warfield
12-15-2006, 11:02 PM
High heat bills, credit card bills, the're enough "Nightmares" associated with Christmas already.

12-16-2006, 09:34 AM
Wasn't there a film, Silent Night, Deadly Night? Seem's like there was another one about a Sant aSerial Killer.

I try to not get offended, as a Christian that celebrates Halloween, which are the majority of Christians, not many as rabid as I, I don't bother with it. Not my cup of tea, I'm not big into slasher movies, I love horror-scary-supernatural-type films anyway.


12-16-2006, 10:21 AM
I'm more offended that my video store carries "Santa's Slay" starring Bill Goldberg as the real Santa who gets fed up and starts killing people...not just a guy in a Santa suit...c'mon...the REAL SANTA a killer? Ugh!
I could've sworn "Santa's Slay" was a ficticious movie being filmed in, was it, Ernest Saves Christmas???

Kirk :twisted:

12-22-2006, 01:41 AM
I have to agree with you Ron. I don't know why but this movie bugs me as well. I think mixing Halloween & Christmas is fine...to an extent.... and to me, having a slasher xmas film is just tasteless. I'm willing to watch just about any slasher film there is, but this is one I refuse to see.

(Maybe this bugs me more because when I was little, I went to a haunted house that had a 'killer santa' in it and to this day that still bothers me)

Jim Warfield
12-22-2006, 07:32 AM
"Here you go. little boy, here's your special present from Santa, himself, just reach out and grab it...go ahead...it's yours....take it.....come on kid! Take the darn present!"
Then out comes the slicing butcher knife!
Kind of illustrates the feudal system, you know, taking from the big guy, then you owe him bigtime!
"Chop!" Chop!

12-22-2006, 01:30 PM
I feel that it is the responsibility of horror to push boundaries of Political correctness and decency. If horror didn't you would never had had films like the original, Texas Chainsaw Massacre and the like. Not to mention our beloved haunt industry I imagine. So this movie coming out at Christmas and ruffling a few feathers is really healthy for the general public. In fact some right wing Christian group just publicly started protesting this film. While I'm sure the filmmakers like the free publicity I find it a little ridiculous that this kind of thing is still going on. Why do people feel the need to protest anything that violates their view of the way Christmas should be. Like Chad said you don't have to go see it. No one is going to come to you house and put a gun to your head forcing you to watch it. For those of us tired of seeing the same holiday crap all over the place we get an alternative. I've heard this movie is a mess and is terrible but I no doubt will still be there to watch it next week because I can.

Jim Warfield
12-22-2006, 02:10 PM
Don't you mean "To push the boundrys of Political-Incorrectness"?
Or do you mean it in a Mad Magazine sense? Showing such a bad example that it makes people think?
"Gee, I guess I'm wrong, I really shouldn't have threatened to cut my neighbor's head off with my brushhog last week. I'm sorry, I'll be a better person.."
After some of the uptight, ridiculous legal things lately, I was wondering yesterday if I might get arrested for taking a short cut across WalMart, I mean I was walking right through the middle of the the ladies underware display!
This could be a misdemeanor by next year, the way things are going.....
Like the old saying;"Absolute power corrupts , absolutely". I think some of the people finding themselves in a local governing position decide that it is their turn to grind an ax about some petty, riduculous little thing and the rest of us are just along for the ride!
Five years from now and we will all be wearing our little mandatory around the neck computers that catalog all the laws for us as we might be breaking them AND providing our instant GPS position for the forces that be.

12-22-2006, 10:44 PM
I was either in 1st grade and I remember the 1st day we got cable TV in our house and I was watching HBO (it was 1980 or '81)... the original was on TV and it instilled the fear of Santa in me - I couldn't go near a Santa until I was in 4th grade!

I guess if you keep it away from kids it's ok, but it may have been better to release in July (for a Xmas in July promo?!?!)

The producers arent' stupid though... they know they would get major publicity due to the release date ... they were right.

Look, we're all talking about it, aren't we?