All Through the House Movie Review
by Phillip Wilcox "Our Movie Demon"
Writer/Director: Todd Nunes
Starring: Ashley Mary Nunes, Jessica Cameron, Melynda Kiring, Natalie Montera, Lito Velasco, Jason Ray Schumacher, Johnanna Rae, Matt Poeschl, Cathy Garrett, Kelsey Carlstedt, Danica Riner, Jennifer Wenger, Tamra Garrett
Rating: Not Rated
Running Time:1 hour 28 minutes
How It Can Be Seen: Amazon, iTunes - Also on DVD/Blu-ray
With the Christmas Holiday quickly approaching and the Fall/Halloween crowd already in depression mode as Their Holiday is quickly passing us all by, Christmas has certain come early for the Horror Cinema crowd as Filmmaker Todd Nunes delivers us a Holiday stocking stuffer that can be enjoyed all year round! In the vein of such 80's slasher classics like Silent Night, Deadly Night and Black Christmas, such sub-genres are a rarity in Horror Cinema, but when they do come along they do leave a last impression on its viewers. For many people, Santa Claus is a figure to be revered, celebrated, and beloved. However in this tale, Santa is a figure of terror that is to be feared, as a young woman by the name of Rachel, bravely performed by Ashley Mary Nunes, returns to her hometown (one with a dark past) for Christmas to visit her grandmother. While there, a series of brutal killings begin to occur to the attractive young women of the town at the hands of a silent psychopathic killer dressed up as Santa. All beginning with Blonde Beauty Scream Queen Jessica Cameron, in which this would be my second time I've witnessed a character she plays being killed by stabbing while in the shower - I'm sensing a pattern here.
But hey, I gotta give it to Todd Nunes for coming up with such a creative, wincing-worthy kill! All of the kills in the films are not just bloody, but brutal and grizzly in manner. And much like the performances, they do let loose and don't hold back. Much respect on that frontier! This film was my first time being introduced to Ashley Nune's acting chops, and I was genuinely surprised and impressed! Which no doubt sparks a burning anticipation to see her in more films, no matter the genre! Within the first act, the plot certainly feels like your run of the mill 80's inspired B-Slasher Movie that is clearly a lot of fun to watch. However the third act really throws a box of tarantulas into the mix as it takes a pleasantly unexpected twisted turn that had my eyebrows raised and utter the word, "Whoa". There are certain Holiday films I watch every December as a tradition. Some comedies, some dramas, and some horror. Well this flick has definitely been added to that list of movies I can gladly get behind in watching as a tradition every Holiday! And I will gleefully recommend at least renting it and checking it out if that's your preference. But either way it most definitely deserves a viewing!