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Christmas Horror Film GOOD TIDINGS Has Been Picked Up for North American Distribution by XLrator Media!


The upcoming throwback Christmas horror film, GOOD TIDINGS has been garnering critical acclaim on the festival circuit and now has announced it has been acquired by XLrator Media for its “Macabre” label to be distributed in North America. The film will be released on December 6th, 2016. Read on for more information on the film.

From The Press Release

‘Christmas Can Be Killer’

Two-Headed Snake Entertainment are happy to announce that the upcoming Christmas themed horror/thriller ‘GOOD TIDINGS’ has been picked up for North American distribution by XLrator Media releasing on their horror centred label ‘Macabre’ on the 6th December.

If you can’t wait till then don’t worry as ‘GOOD TIDINGS’ has been picked up by various film festivals across the globe. The Starburst International Film Festival, Bram Stoker International Film Festival, Buenos Aires Film Festival, Requiem Fear Festival and Toronto Indie Horror Festival are to name just a few. So look out for us at a festival near you.

The movie draws inspiration from genre classics, Black Christmas, Halloween, Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Silent Night Deadly Night and Assault on Precinct 13, whilst still harkening to the new breed of horror thrillers like You’re Next, The Devils Rejects, The Strangers and The Purge.

A homeless war-veteran with a chequered past must rely on a side of himself once thought buried when he and his companions are targeted on Christmas Day by three vicious psychopaths in Santa suits.

Written and conceived by horror enthusiasts Stu Jopia, Stuart W. Bedford and Giovanni Gentile, who recently penned this years zombie action thriller ‘Apocalypse’.

With a micro budget of 15k and shot on location in a disused courthouse in Southport, Merseyside. Amanda Robertshaw has opened the courthouse doors for the first time and allowed a film crew inside to create this daring 70’s style siege/horror movie.

One of the highlights of this movie is the bespoke score which has been masterfully crafted by Liam W.Ashcroft aka JeanMichelNoir. His major influences including some of the great composers of the 70’s and 80’s, John Carpenter, Claudio Simonetti and Fabio Frizzi.

Director/Writer Stuart W. Bedford tells us “We’ve always been fascinated by Exploitation movies. Good Tidings is our love-letter to those phenomenal slashers from the 70’s and 80’s, tied together by a festive satire: Christmas is cruel to the poor.”

Writer/Producer Stu Jopia says “Christmas themed horror movies are my favourite holiday movies, so much festive fun to be had, and a slasher/siege movie featuring three psychopathic killer Santa’s is exactly what Christmas time has been crying out for.”

Producer/Writer Giovanni Gentile adds “There are not enough Christmas slashers out there. It is our mission to add to this genre pool, and have a merry bloody time doing it.”

Watch this behind the scenes video from Good Tidings:

Watch the trailer here:



Michael Juvinall

I am a Horror journalist, producer, ravenous Horror fiend, aficionado of the classic Universal Monsters, Hammer Horror, Werewolves, and all things Horror.

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