Our good friends at Artsploitation Films have announced that they have acquired the controversial abortion themed horror film Red Christmas. The Australian film was directed by veteran television director Craig Anderson and stars (and was co-produced by) horror legend Dee Wallace (The Hills Have Eyes, Cujo). The film had it's global premiere at the Sydney Film Festival, followed by successful screenings at both the Fantasia Festival in North America and London's FrightFest. Artsploitation plans on a limited theatrical release starting in August followed by both a DVD and VOD release coming a couple of months later in October. Until then, check out the trailer for the film along with our lazy cut and paste synopsis, and some stills from Red Christmas below.
The film stars Dee Wallace as the mother of a squabbling family, gathered together in a remote Outback estate on Christmas Eve. When a mysterious, deformed young man named Cletus appears at their door, things soon go from petty insults to bloody, imaginatively orchestrated violence as Wallace attempts to protect her family from the vengeful intruder.