Home for the Holidays (1972)





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When their aging father (Walter Brennan) is convinced his second wife is out to kill him, his four adult daughters gather over the holidays to help make things right, only to find themselves terrorized by a pitchfork-wielding maniac. This made-for-TV thriller was also released as Deadly Desires.
Horror , Mystery & Suspense , Television
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Interesting little TV flick that manages to hold a little entertainment value despite the predictability. There are some fun thrills, twists, and kills, while straying away from normal horror stupidity that's so commonly found. It may be a little cheap, but overall, it's enjoyable.

Wes Shad
Wes Shad

This Joseph Stefano scripted ABC movie of the week seems to have a lot of fans but it hasn't aged well. Four sisters return to spend Christmas with their ailing father, the legendary Walter Brennan. He tells them his new bride Julie Harris is planning to off him to get her hands on the estate. When a raincoat wearing killer starts bumping off the sisters, paranoia strikes. It's most noteworthy for prefiguring the slasher genre by a few years but it suffers from getting bogged down in TV exposition. For curious horror fans only.

The Movie Waffler
The Movie Waffler

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"Home For The Holidays", originally a made-for-television horror movie, is a neat little horror mystery slasher that delivers some suspense and spooky moments. It is really well-written plus the cast, The cast which is made up of mostly female actresses is really excellent. This holiday horror film is worth a look

John Me
John Me

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