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A Christmas Horror Story World Premiere

A Christmas Horror StoryA Christmas Horror Story 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.

A Christmas Horror Story StillCHRISTMAS: 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

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

For more information about A Christmas Horror Story follow them on Twitter (@xmashorrorstory) or on Facebook.

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I've been a fan of horror and slasher movies for as long as I can remember. I consider the original Halloween to be the best horror movie of all time and my guilty pleasure horror flick would be The Exorcist III. You can find me on Twitter at @406Northlane or TikTok @406Northlane where I'm sure I'll offend you at least once a day.

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