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Psycho-Santa fave “CHRISTMAS EVIL” returning to theaters: Exclusive poster, schedule

Monday, November 20, 2017 | Exclusive, News


John Waters’ favorite holiday horror film is returning to big screens to get everyone in the anti-Christmas spirit. Lewis Jackson’s CHRISTMAS EVIL will play special bookings across the country; read on for an exclusive look at the poster and the complete schedule!

Originally titled YOU BETTER WATCH OUT and never given a proper theatrical release, CHRISTMAS EVIL has gained a cult following via various video editions over the years. Brandon Maggart stars as Harry, an unbalanced toy-company employee who keeps his own books on which of the neighborhood children have been naughty or nice. On Christmas Eve, he snaps and begins a killing rampage against “bad” adults. Red Suit Productions is handling the rerelease, with the following venues/dates confirmed:

  • November 23-24: Plaza Theatre, Atlanta
  • November 25: St. Louis Video Society, St. Louis
  • December 1: Alamo Drafthouse, El Paso
  • December 2: Alamo Drafthouse, Omaha
  • December 8-10: Gateway Film Center, Columbus
  • December 8-9 and 13: Grand Illusion Cinema, Seattle
  • December 9: Hollywood Theater, Portland
  • December 9-10: Texas Theatre, Dallas
  • December 11: Alamo Littleton, Denver
  • December 13: Alamo Drafthouse, Yonkers, NY
  • December 15-16: Screenland Armour, Kansas City
  • December 15-16: Loft Cinema, Tucson
  • December 16: Capitol Theatre, Cleveland
  • December 18 and 23: Row House Cinema, Pittsburgh
  • December 19: Alamo Drafthouse, Brooklyn, NY
  • December 20: Film Scene, Iowa City
  • December 21: Roxy Stadium 13, Santa Rosa
  • December 21-22: Carolina Theater, Durham
  • December 21: Parkway Theatre, Minneapolis
  • December 21: PhilaMOCA, Philadelphia
  • December 22: Parkway Theater, Baltimore
  • December 22-23: Coolidge Corner Theatre, Boston
  • December 22: Frida Cinema, Santa Ana
  • December 23: Alamo Drafthouse, Houston
  • December 23: New Beverly Cinema, Los Angeles
  • December 23: Roxie Theatre, San Francisco

CHRISTMAS EVIL is available for further bookings, on both 35mm and 4K DCP; interested parties should contact David
Szulkin at

Michael Gingold
Michael Gingold (RUE MORGUE's Head Writer) has been covering the world of horror cinema for over three decades, and spent 28 years as a writer and editor for FANGORIA magazine and its website. In addition to RUE MORGUE, he currently writes for BIRTH.MOVIES.DEATH, SCREAM,, TIME OUT, DELIRIUM and others. His book THE FRIGHTFEST GUIDE TO MONSTER MOVIES (FAB Press) is out this fall, and he has contributed liner notes and featurettes to a number of Blu-ray and DVD releases. Among his screenplay credits are SHADOW: DEAD RIOT and LEECHES!, and he is currently working on THE DOLL with director Dante Tomaselli.