Yuletide Terror Gathers Essays and Interviews That Celebrate Holiday Horror

There’s a subgenre of horror that is specifically aimed at finding ways to inject terror into the holidays. While we see it done for Easter, St. Patrick’s Day, and more, it is Christmas that has received the majority of horror malice with films like Black Christmas, Krampus, Santa’s Slay, Silent Night, Deadly Night, and more. Something about a holiday that is built upon giving and generosity makes it the perfect foundation for bloodshed. After all, if you’ve given a little, why not give a bit more?

Canadian micro-publisher Spectacular Optical is putting together Yuletide Terror, a book that features a collection of essays and interviews as well as reviews about this subgenre. Per their own description, “Yuletide Terror is a comprehensive look at TV and cinematic holiday horror from around the world, and includes a compendium including nearly 200 Christmas horror film reviews.

The book will feature few pieces by authors such as Stephen Thrower, Kim Newman, Caelum Vatnsdal, Michael Gingold, Shelagh Rowan-Legg, Alexandra West, Michael Helms, and many, many more.

If you want to snag a copy of this book, you can pre-order one via Instagram.

Yuletide Terror will be released this Christmas season.

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