XL Yuletide Fear edition

Happy Christmas Creep Crew!

Welcome to our xl Christmas edition of the weekend watch guide. These are our picks for the best horror streaming across different platforms for the holiday break. No newsletter next week, so I included a few extras. Make time this holiday season to make memories of watching horror movies with your loved ones!!! Here’s the best horror that’s available to stream this weekend and next:

Best of Netflix:

Midnight Sky. What’s a better way to spread Christmas cheer than to watch a movie about the end of the world? This Netfix science-fiction original is directed by George Clooney who also stars as a scientist in a remote research station who finds himself alone after a mass extinction event. Anyone else who is spending the holiday without their loved ones will appreciate the horrifying isolation vibes of this movie. Head over to Facebook to discuss the movie with other horror shut-ins on our watch thread.

A few other favs currently streaming on Netflix: Fargo, Ghosts of War, Dark Skies, and for that warm Christmas-y feeling, It Comes at Night.

Best of Hulu:

Black Christmas. A seasonal classic. We’re recommending the 1974 original Black Christmas but the 2019 feminist remake is also streaming on Hulu. Both movies are about a creepy stalker hunting a group of sorority girls down. Choose your poison!



Best of Prime:

The Children. A Christmas-y British horror film about friends who decide to spend the holidays at an isolated country house with their children. The children (who outnumber the parents) get sick (no, that’s not the horror story) and turn into calculated parent killers. Creepy kids galore!

Bonus holiday pick:

P2. I’m also going to recommend my favorite Christmas horror movie. It’s about a workaholic woman who gets trapped in a parking lot with her stalker after working late on Christmas Eve. It’s unfortunately not included in Prime so you’ll have to fork over $4 for the rental but I find a lot of holiday horror movies are too low budget for me to get into. This movie is creepy and well done. It is the #1 movie that hits the spot of both Christmas-y and scary for me.

If none of these are doing it for you, this is also a great time of year to introduce your family to John Carpenter’s masterpiece, The Thing. There’s also Brett Easton Ellis’ American Psycho, which if you think about it is set entirely in New York winter. Let the Right One In also takes place in snowy suburban Oslo during winter, and there are some very creepy scenes in the snow/on the ice!

This week’s Horror Happenings:

— Check out this Facebook thread to discuss this watch guide, horror movies, campfire tales, Halloween, Christmas, Easter, or whatever else is on your mind!

— I really want Jordan Peele to remake The Skeleton Key.

Andrew Lincoln wishes he hadn’t left The Walking Dead.

— Some dirty Christmas jokes, ya filthy animal.

— 10 of the most shocking murder cases that happened during the holidays.

— Here’s a more exhaustive list of Christmas horror if you’re planning to do a lot of streaming over the break.

The Horrifying True Story Behind One Of The Biggest Radio Hits Of The ‘90s

— I talked about the most unhinged movie I saw in 2020.

— Please don’t ever go to “Christmas Land”.

— The 10 best horror video games of 2020.

— A horrifying Christmas mystery to read about.

— It sounds like The Haunting of Hill House/Bly Manor on Netflix is done 😢

— 8 Christmas traditions that have creepy backstories.

23 Doctors And Nurses Share The Paranormal Stories That Make Me Believe Every Hospital Is Haunted.

Finally, this year and every year please remember that you are allowed to have a shitty Christmas. From your friends at Creepy Catalog we wish you a Merry Christmas (and Happy Hanukkuh if we missed it)!! We hope your 2021 is filled with terror of the fictional variety ONLY.

Stay Spooky!

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