You may not realize it, but we at Modern Horrors consider ourselves an industry leader in providing our readers/viewers/listeners with meaningful, curated content. From day one, we’ve always prided ourselves on sharing projects and news that (we feel) carry some sort of weight in the industry, and nothing else. I’ll admit that it can be a bit tricky to select winners all of the time, but I share this next project with the following things in mind:

  1. Christmas horror has been insanely popular over the last couple of years with a number of promising titles coming to us soon.
  2. Australia has been cranking out some of the best independent horror projects in the world with a style and presentation that is somewhat regionally unique.
  3. The trailer is really fucking cool.

Craig Anderson’s RED CHRISTMAS does itself every possible favor when it comes to granting us a sneak peek right before its world premiere at the Sydney Film Festival next month. The plot is kept under wraps (pun intended), the atmosphere is eerie, and the musical composition is downright incredible. Hell, even the poster and title screen look like something that sat on my Grandma’s VHS shelf when I was a youngster.

But that’s not to imply that this is some sort of grindhouse throwback with cheesy film grain and cigarrette burns added in post production; From all outward appearances, RED CHRISTMAS is a well polished product that simply finds inspiration in some of our favorite horrors of yesteryear. But enough of my rambling. Check out the debut trailer for yourself, and tell me you aren’t pumped for this one!

We’ll share more details as they become available. Until then, check out the official plot synopsis, trailer, and poster below.

A troubled matriarch must defend her family when a mysterious stranger turns up at her secluded country mansion on Christmas day. A day of celebration becomes a night of terror, as the stranger reveals a secret from the family’s past, and threatens to destroy their future

Red Christmas Poster