Two popular subgenres converge. Film critic Steve Hutchison covers 50 excellent whodunit slashers and ranks them mathematically. A synopsis, five ratings, and a review are provided for each film. How many have you seen?
A bit of Christmas magic!
It was about time someone injected a supernatural threat in this still-born franchise. The third installment brings back the antagonist from the second film with his brain sticking in a jar on top of his head. It’s a great design and it makes Bill Moseley look both frightening and cool. This production feels rushed; so rushed that it forgets to make its villain the epic concept he should be.
It’s a shame so many important scenes end up being nothing more than inconsequential hallucinations and nightmares. A Nightmare on Elm Street did it better and first. The monster “kills in nightmares”, something the photographer can't illustrate properly. It impairs our ability to care or fear. Part 3 doesn't abusively rehash its own footage the way the second film did.
There is no crazy Santa in this, but the actors are at least more convincing. This sequel seems made by experienced people with their minds busy elsewhere. Budget and time constraints come across. In the end, a good idea was ruined because this film belongs nowhere in a franchise so laughable and awkwardly subversive it has a cult following and more than a drinking game associated with it.