I Slay On Christmas (2023): A Forest of Christmas Horrors
• “I Slay On Christmas” is a micro-budget holiday anthology horror film fuelled by passion and energy.
• Unfortunately, a lack of technical skill hinders the overall quality, resulting in unrefined dialogue and uneven performances from the actors.
• The visuals showcase moments of creativity but also contain gimmicky content that detracts from the film’s impact.
• Sound effects fall short, lacking the necessary impact for violent scenes, although incorporating music adds depth to some short films.
• While the passion for filmmaking shines through in “I Slay On Christmas,” there is a need for greater expertise in the filmmaking process to make it a standout holiday anthology horror.
• Still waiting to be available on streaming services.
On Christmas Eve, a troubled man seeks solace in a forest and stumbles upon four pine cones. What starts as an innocent discovery soon becomes a nightmare as each pine cone exposes a terrifying holiday horror.
Passion and energy fuel “I Slay On Christmas,” but unfortunately, lacking technical skill hinders this micro-budget holiday anthology horror film.
While the creators aimed for a unique holiday horror experience, it became the main focus, leading to a decline in the overall quality of each story. The dialogue feels cheesy and unrefined, creating a less engaging experience.
The visuals showcase moments of creativity as each short film works around its limited budget. However, there are just as many instances of gimmicky content that take away from the film’s impact. Furthermore, the absence of fake blood for splatter effects undermines the attempt to create intense visuals.
Sound effects also fall short, lacking the necessary impact for violent scenes. On a positive note, incorporating music adds depth to some short films.
The actors bring passion and enthusiasm to their roles, with some delivering standout performances. However, there are moments of over-acting, which can be attributed to the weak scripts of each short film.
While the passion for filmmaking shines through in “I Slay On Christmas,” the lack of skill prevents it from being a standout holiday anthology horror. While it’s refreshing to see such dedication, there is a need for greater expertise in the filmmaking process.
Where to watch: Still waiting to be available on streaming services.