Capital Celluloid - Day 338: Wednesday Dec 7

Christmas Evil (Jackson, 1980): Prince Charles Cinema, 8.45pm

This Cigarette Burns screening will be introduced by renowned horror writer Kim Newman. Here are more details about the evening on the film club's website. 

Here is the Prince Charles Cinema introduction: Widely recognized as the best of the Christmas horror efforts, Christmas Evil is the story of a boy who loves Christmas. He is scarred as a boy when he learns that Santa is not real. Throughout the rest of his life, the toy-maker tries to make the Christmas spirit a reality. He becomes obsessed with the behavior of children and the quality of the toys he makes. When he is met with hypocrisy and cynicism, the resulting snap causes him to go on a yuletide killing spree to complete this dark comedic horror.

To date Cigarette Burns Cinema has screened Mario Bava's Danger: Diabolik, Dario Argentos' Suspiria, Brit zombie biker classic Psychomania, X-mas slasher Black Christmas '74, melt movie monster Street Trash, super sexy vampire lesbian chiller Daughters of Darkness, Abel Ferrara's revenge classic Ms. 45, video nasty Shogun Assassin, Spanish thriller Who Can Kill A Child?, Arrow Films & Video's Slaughter High with Caroline Munro, Arnie epic, Conan the Barbarian, Summer smash Piranha 3D, Female Convict Scorpion All-Nighter, David Cronenberg's iconic Videodrome, Lucio Fulci's attempt at a haunted house flick House by the Cemetery all at the Rio Cinema in Dalston. That's an impressive pedigree.

Here is a promotional clip.

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