Triskaidekafiles is a love letter to cheesy cinema from the 80s and 90s, with the occasional dip into other eras.  if you're a fan of MST3K, Elvira, Joe Bob Briggs, or just bad horror movies in general, Trisk is the place for you.

Filtering by Tag: Christmas

Silent Night Bloody Night (1974)


WRITERS: Screenplay by Theodore Gershuny, Jeffrey Konvitz and Ira Teller
    Based on an original story by Jeffrey Konvitz and Ira Teller

DIRECTOR:  Theodore Gershuny

STARRING: Patrick O'Neal as John Carter
    James Patterson as Jeffrey Butler
    Mary Woronov as Diane Adams
    Astrid Heeren as Ingrid
    John Carradine as Towman
    Walter Abel as Mayor Adams
    Fran Stevens as Tess
    Walter Klavun as Sheriff Mason
    Phillip Bruns as Wilfred Butler 1929
    Staats Cotsworth as Voice of Wilfred Butler

QUICK CUT: Jeffrey returns home to deal with his grandfather's demise and sell off the family house.  Along the way, he meets the local town council and learns a lot about himself.

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To All a Goodnight (1980)


WRITER: Alex Rebar

DIRECTOR: David Hess

STARRING: Jennifer Runyon as Nancy
    Forrest Swanson as Alex
    Linda Gentile as Melody
    William Lauer as T.J.

QUICK CUT: A group of girls at a finishing school spend their Christmas break in the dorm, and get a surprise visit from Santa Claus!

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Santa's Slay (2005)


WRITER: David Steiman

DIRECTOR: David Steiman

STARRING: Bill Goldberg as Santa
    Douglas Smith as Nicolas Yuleson
    Emilie de Ravin as Mary "Mac" Mackenzie
    Robert Culp as Grandpa
    Dave Thomas as Pastor Timmons
    Saul Rubinek as Mr. Green

QUICK CUT: An old man from up North heads down to meet an old friend and settle a score for the holidays.

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Christmas Evil (1980)


WRITER: Lewis Jackson

DIRECTOR: Lewis Jackson

STARRING: Brandon Maggart as Harry Stadling
    Jeffrey DeMunn as Philip Stadling
    Dianne Hull as Jackie Stadling
    Joe Jamrog as Frank Stoller

QUICK CUT: A disturbed man slowly, very slowly succumbs to the holidays and gives into his obsession with Santa Claus, eventually becoming the crimson clad spreader of Christmas cheer and punishment.

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Blood Beat (1983)


WRITER: Fabrice-Ange Zaphiratos

DIRECTOR: Fabrice-Ange Zaphiratos

STARRING: Helen Benton as Cathy
    Terry Brown as Gary
    Claudia Peyton as Sarah
    James Fitzgibbons as Ted
    Dana Day as Sarah

QUICK CUT: When Ted brings his girlfriend Sarah home to meet his parents for Christmas, things get weird when a Samurai ghost decides to crash the party.

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Trees 2: The Root of All Evil (2004)


WRITERS: Michael V. Pleckaitis
    Jim Lawter

DIRECTOR: Michael V. Pleckaitis

STARRING: Kevin McCauley as Ranger Mark Cody
    Philip Gardiner as Max Cooper
    Mary Ann Nilan as Helen Cody
    Brandi Lynn Coppock as Agent Bentley
    Ron Palillo as Dougie Styles
    Lorne Lakin as Deputy Dusty
    Trish Dunn as Darla Styles
    Raymond Michaud as Mayor Jim Swindell
    Brian Reid as Agent Royce
    Peter Randazzo as Squint

QUICK CUT: Just when you thought it was safe to watch a bad movie, Trees barfs up a sequel about Ranger Cody still being tormented by living, killer trees as a large group of them rampage through Hazelville, Vermont.

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Silent Night, Deadly Night 4: Initiation (1990)


WRITERS: Story by S.J. Smith, Arthur H. Gorson, and Brian Yuzna
    Screenplay by Woody Keith

DIRECTOR: Brian Yuzna

STARRING: Maud Adams as Fima
    Tommy Hinkley as Hank
    Allyce Beasley as Janice
    Clint Howard as Ricky
    Neith Hunter as Kim
    Marjean Holden as Jane
    Jeanne Bates as Katherine
    Laurel Lockhart as Ann
    Ben Slack as Gus
    Conan Yuzna as Lonnie

QUICK CUT: Forget everything you ever knew about the Silent Night, Deadly Night series, folks!  Because this movies starts fresh!  So fresh it has nothing to do with Christmas!  Or Santas!  But it has plenty of a vindictive coven setting people on fire, and infecting people with worms!  Wait, what?!

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Silent Night, Deadly Night 3: Better Watch Out! (1989)


WRITERS: Screenplay by Carlos Laszlo
    From a story by C. Laszlo, M. Hellman, and A. H. Gorson

DIRECTOR: Monte Hellman

STARRING: Richard Beymer as Dr. Newbury
    Bill Moseley as Ricky
    Samantha Scully as Laura
    Eric Da Re as Chris
    Laura Herring as Jerri
    Elizabeth Hoffman as Granny
    Robert Culp as Lt. Connelly

QUICK CUT: The guy that just wouldn't die, Ricky Chapman, or Chambers, or Chuffed If I Know Anymore is still alive, somehow, but with serious brain damage from being in the first two films.  He is reached by a psychic though, and wakes up to kill everyone she knows as a way of saying thanks.

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Silent Night, Deadly Night 2 (1987)


WRITERS: Story by Lee Harry, Joseph E. Earle, Dennis Patterson, and Lawrence Applebaum
    Screenplay by Lee Harry and Joseph E. Earl


STARRING: Eric Freeman as Ricky Caldwell
    James L. Newman as Dr. Henry Bloom
    Elizabeth Cayton as Jennifer
    Jean Miller as Mother Superior
    Corinne Gelfan as Mrs. Rosenberg
    Michael Combatti as Mr. Rosenberg
    Kenneth Bryan James as Chip
    Frank Novak as Loan Shark
    Randy Baughman as Eddie
    Joanne White as Paula
    Nadya Wynd as Sister Mary
    J. Aubrey Island as Orderly
    Randy Post as Loudmouth in Theater

QUICK CUT: Crazy Billy's little brother is now all grown up, and thanks to his brother being shot to death at his feet, he's just as screwed up, and we get to hear all the gory details of his past craziness, as he sits in an interogation room and tells his tale to a psychiatrist.

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Silent Night, Deadly Night (1984)


WRITERS: Based on a story by Paul Cami
    Written by Michael Hickey

DIRECTOR: Charles E. Sellier, Jr

STARRING: Lilyan Chauvin as Mother Superior
    Gilmer McCormick as Sister Margaret
    Toni Nero as Pamela
    Robert Brian Wilson as Billy
    Linnea Quigley as Denise
    Randy Stumpf as Andy
    Britt Leach as Mr. Sims
    Tara Buckman as Mother
    Will Hare as Grandpa
    Leo Geter as Tommy
    Jeff Hansen as Father
    H.E.D. Redford as Captain Richards
    Amy Stuyvesant as Cindy
    Max Robinson as Officer Barnes

QUICK CUT: After a childhood trauma, a young boy grows up with an intense fear of Santa Claus, a belief in punishment for being naughty, and then he ends up working as a toy store Santa.  It's "What Could Possibly Go Wrong: The Movie"!

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