Whoever Slew Auntie Roo?

Whoever Slew Auntie Roo? ★★★½

Holly Jolly Horror Hunt, Day 17, challenge #16 - another Christmas horror flick

Wow! I'm not sure why this isn't talked about more as a great Christmas horror! Like it doesn't just happen to take place at Christmas, this thing is Christmassy as all hell! Beautiful old timey decorations, carols. bedtime stories, carriage rides in the snow, festooned tree, mummified child, this has it all! And the Gingerbread House!! 😍 I was just kinda oohing and aahing at this the whole time.

I also enjoyed the take on Hansel and Gretel that gets SUPER dark at the end, and Shelley Winters' crazed, tragic performance. It was that perfect level of almost over the top without quite falling down the mountain. And those evil little shits, yikes! Was the witch the hero of her story all along? Gosh I hope so! The title is a bit misleading, Auntie Roo isn't slew til the end and we know who did it, but it sounds cool so w/e. Another great outing from Curtis Harrington, and a new regular Christmas watch for me! 3.75.

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