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Based on 17 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 3 )
  • 25
    Peter Hartlaub San Francisco Chronicle

    Props to the Weinstein Brothers for having the guts to release a slasher film on Christmas Day. Too bad this one is the cinematic equivalent of tryptophan. show more

  • 38
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    Where the first film was a seminal forerunner of early stalker classics like "Halloween," this version feels as stale as old gingerbread. show more

  • 30
    Michael Rechtshaffen The Hollywood Reporter

    There are a couple clever touches here and there, including one sequence in which the end of a candy cane has been carefully licked into a highly lethal weapon, but for the most part the accompanying histrionics feel more regressive than retro. show more

  • 38
    Maitland McDonagh TV Guide

    Morgan borrows Christmas-specific nastiness from a wide range of fright flicks, but the result is less than the sum of its parts. show more

  • 38
    Ty Burr Boston Globe

    Silly, obvious, clumsy, and just gruesome enough to keep jaded genre fans from angrily throwing popcorn at the screen. show more

  • 25
    The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    Lazy, perfunctory and free of tension, the new version will satisfy neither the admirers of the original nor anyone looking for a gory respite from seasonal good cheer. show more

  • 20

    Bad film fans will think Christmas has come early, everyone else should ask for the receipt. show more

  • 50
    Marc Savlov Austin Chronicle

    This film is an evocative, effective entry into the holiday blood-spray subgenre in its own right. And if it doesn't make your skin crawl ... you probably ate too much Christmas dinner. show more

  • 25
    Entertainment Weekly

    Twice as many accidental laughs as scares. show more

  • 50
    Chuck Wilson L.A. Weekly

    The flashbacks are wittily gothic, and the present-day murder scenes have the absurdist, chain-reaction intricacy of the "Final Destination" deaths. show more

  • April 18, 2010 Pattycmartinez7
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    i saw the movie to me it was good but the one that was good was actor robert mann he played a role that was excellent and the other cast was good as well. i have it on dvd and i do not get tire of watching it.

  • November 08, 2009 Ry DevilsFan09
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    This movie was good !! I saw it on tv once !! Nothing like a good horrifying Christmas film to start the holidays !!!

  • July 23, 2008 RadioheadFan1732
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    It's ok, some good gore but nothing like the 1974 classic

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