Episode 192 – The Shaker Brothers (Horror for the Holidays)

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Episode 192 – The Shaker Brothers (Horror for the Holidays)



Peter Paul, and Tony Shaker are New Jersey filmmakers. Their debut feature film, Killer Christmas, is out Nov 22nd, 2017 on iTunes, Microsoft store, and Google Play.

In this special Thanksgiving Holiday episode we discuss our favorite holiday horror movies, Tony quitting his job to make Killer Christmas, how they shot at an abandoned hotel & a Christmas tree farm, screenwriting, distributing the film through Juice, and tons more.

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Show Notes

Black Christmas –  (former alternate titles include Silent Night, Evil Night and Stranger in the House) is a 1974 Canadian psychological slasher film directed by Bob Clark and written by A. Roy Moore. It stars Olivia Hussey, Keir Dullea, Margot Kidder, Andrea Martin, Marian Waldman and John Saxon. The story follows a group of sorority sisters who are receiving threatening phone calls, while being stalked and murdered during the holiday season by a deranged murderer hiding in the attic of their sorority house.

Inspired by a series of murders that took place in the Westmount section of Montreal, Quebec, and the urban legend “The Babysitter and the Man Upstairs,” writer Moore composed the script, which was originally titled The Babysitter. Upon director Clark’s involvement, numerous alterations were made, primarily the shifting to a university setting with young adult characters.

Krampus – A boy who has a bad Christmas ends up accidentally summoning a festive demon to his family home.

Halloween –  is a 1978 American slasher film directed and scored by John Carpenter, co-written with producer Debra Hill, and starring Donald Pleasence and Jamie Lee Curtis in her film debut. It is the first installment in the Halloween franchise. In the film, on Halloween night in 1963, Michael Myers murders his sister in the fictional Midwestern United States town of Haddonfield, Illinois. He escapes on October 30, 1978, from Smith’s Grove Sanitarium, and returns home to kill again. The next day, Halloween, Michael stalks teenager Laurie Strode and her friends, while Michael’s psychiatrist, Samuel Loomis, pursues his patient.

Santa’s Slay –  is a 2005 Christmas black comedy horror film that stars professional wrestler Bill Goldberg as Santa Claus.

Bill Goldberg – is an American former professional wrestler, actor, former professional football player, and former mixed martial arts color commentator known for his time in WWE and WCW under the ring name Goldberg.

Juice Worldwide – Juice distributes film and television content across the major digital download and streaming platforms – worldwide

Killer Christmas – A group of friends sneak into an abandoned hotel adjacent a Christmas-tree field only to find themselves being murdered by someone in a Santa mask.

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Killer Christmas (official trailer)

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