Deathcember (2019)

Deathcember (I saw the version split into two films)
Part of: /slash Filmfestival Christmas screening
Seen on: 19.12.2019

Deathcember is an advent calendar in movie form, giving us 24 (plus some extra) Christmas-themed films to count down until Christmas. The films vary in style and tone, but they are all filled with (a) holiday spirit.

As with most anthologies, Deathcember has some clear winners and a few that were not for me (with the former being more present in the first volume and the latter more in the second volume), but I assume that the favorites and unfavorites will vary from person to person. It was definitely nice that they included more than the usual token female director (although there could have been more people of color involved). I was a little worried that so many short films in less than three hours would get a little too much, but it was surprisingly not-exhausting (I was glad that they showed the version split into two volumes). In short, it was a very fun evening. There are definitely worse ways to pass time during the holiday season.

After the jump, I talk about each of the segments individually. If you prefer to be surprised what’s behind those doors, you probably shouldn’t continue. But I won’t give away spoilers.

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Victor Crowley (2017)

Victor Crowley
Director: Adam Green
Writer: Adam Green
Sequel to: Hatchet, Hatchet II, Hatchet III
Cast: Parry ShenKane HodderLaura OrtizDave SheridanKrystal Joy BrownBrian QuinnFelissa RoseChase WilliamsonKatie BoothTiffany Shepis
Part of: the surprise film at the /slash Filmfestival
Seen on: 27.9.2017

Andrew (Parry Shen) is the only survivor of Victor Crowley’s (Kane Hodder) killing sprees. Crowley has been gone for years and Andrew has turned his ordeal into an income source as well as he can. So when he gets offered money to return to the island, he agrees to do it, despite the anxiety this proposal provokes. But he feels safe in the knowledge that Crowley isn’t there anymore. Only that Crowley has actually been resurrected by accident, and the killing starts all over again.

Victor Crowley doesn’t bring anything new to the series, but it’s no better or worse than the previous films.

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