One of the horror genre's "most widely read critics" (Rue Morgue # 68), "an accomplished film journalist" (Comic Buyer's Guide #1535), and the award-winning author of Horror Films of the 1980s (2007), The Rock and Roll Film Encyclopedia (2007) and Horror Films of the 1970s (2002), John Kenneth Muir, presents his blog on film, television and nostalgia, named one of the Top 100 Film Studies Blog on the Net.
Sunday, December 21, 2014
At Flashbak: Have a Merry Scary Christmas: 5 Cult-TV Christmas Episodes to Terrorize Your Holiday
My newest article at Flashbak looks at Christmas episodes of horror TV series.
you’re looking for a little terror in your holidays -- a brand that even a
visit from the in-laws can’t provide -- you may want to consider viewing these
memorable episodes from horror TV history.
are many great Christmas themed tales in horror-TV history, from The
Twilight Zone’s (1959 – 1964) “Night of the Meek” to Night
Gallery’s (1969 – 1973) “The Messiah on Mott Street.” In fact, the best Christmas-themed story of
all might very well be Millennium’s (1996 – 1999) “Midnight
of the Century.”
the subject here isn’t a heart-warming tale of the season, but pure holiday
terror. With that thought in mind, here
are five creepy-as-hell Christmas stories.