You asked for it, Gizmo asked for it, Mother Krampus asked for it, and now Dread Central is proud to present the year-round Christmas horror podcast you’ve long been waiting for…Silent Night, Deadly Podcast! Chris, Kieran, Matt and Rob – collectively known as “The Jingle Boys” – are prepared to take you on one demented journey through a winter wonderland of the best and worst tinsel terror the big (and small) screen has to offer.
This week, the Jingle Boys form a united cold front against 2019’s Holiday Hell. All Christmas horror anthologies are not created equal, as this microbudget grab-bag of festive frights resonates neither “Holiday” nor “Horror” appeal. With 100+ Xmas terror titles watched by these boys, it takes an especially unfortunate film to crack the bottom ranks. Participation points are not a thing in cinema.
With four different segments and a Jeffrey Combs lead wraparound narrative, there’s still not an ounce of capitalized momentum. From killer Rabbi dolls to cults (just the general word “cults”), Holiday Hell sure does drag viewers through an excruciating ordeal as promised. Not meant as a positive takeaway, mind you. Just *how* bad is this collection of doomed tall tales? Give a listen to hear which podcaster breaks first.