As fun as movies like A Christmas Horror Story and Krampus are; they’re a far cry from the holiday horror that gets my motor running. Films like Black Christmas and Silent Night, Deadly Night really sculpted what a Christmas themed horror film was supposed to be in my eyes. They were gritty, violent, a little cheesy at times, but tonally dark. That’s what I want to see, and apparently I’m not the only one.

Filmmakers Stu Jopia and Stuart W. Bedford wanted to create a festive horror that paid homage to the exploitation Slashers of the 70’s and 80’s that they love so much, and that’s exactly what Good Tidings appears to be. The film is currently in post production and is looking for a festival roll out in 2016.

While the trailer makes a claim of ruining Christmas in 2016, I certainly hope we aren’t waiting another year for this fella. Words like “exploitation” really get me excited. Retro synths and murderous reindeer games make that excitement so much stronger. Here’s to hoping we get our eyeballs on Good Tidings sooner rather than later.

While we wait, check out this debut trailer, plot synopsis, and poster from Good Tidings. We’ll have more information for you as it comes our way, so stay tuned.

A homeless war-veteran with a chequered past must rely on a side of himself once thought buried when he and his companions are targeted by three vicious psychopaths wearing Santa suits on Christmas Day.

Good Tidings Poster