Stirring aka Mrs. Claus – USA, 2018

‘You won’t be going home for Christmas!’

Stirring  – aka Mrs. Claus – is a 2018 American horror film written and to-be-directed by Troy Escamilla (Party Night) for Fright Meter Films. It stars Helene Udy, Brinke Stevens and Kaylee Williams.

Students attending a Christmas party at a sorority house with a sinister past are stalked by a bloodthirsty killer disguised as Mrs. Claus…


“The score has some memorable themes and most of the performances are consistently good, the best work coming from Strader and Bounds with highlights from Heflin and Williams as well. The practical blood and gore is sure to satisfy genre fans, and although the deaths are rather generic.” Adam the Movie God

“Essentially it boils down to a load of characters randomly going off and getting murdered one by one but it was entertaining to watch. Sure Stirring is another homage to classic slashers but this felt like it had more identity to itself. […] I found Stirring to be a fun and bloody slasher that never failed to entertain.” Daniel Simmonds, The Rotting Zombie

“It would be so easy to go down the CGI route for a low budget horror, but director Troy Escamilla is clearly a fan of the practical effect, as his shots linger just those extra few seconds even after the victim has been slayed. Although the ending feels slightly rushed there’s plenty to enjoy here…” Paul Downey, Bloody Flicks

“Between the nostalgia we feel at Christmas time and the nostalgia we feel from our favorite slasher films, Stirring effectively ties these two beloved traditions together and the end result is a fun and familiar feeling horror flick: familiar in the way of seeing old family members during the holidays. And on that front, Stirring delivers.” Jason McFiggins, The Indie Horror Review


In the USA, Stirring is released on DVD as Mrs. Claus on November 13, 2018, by Wild Eye Releasing

Main cast:

  • Helene Udy – The Possession of Mia Moss; First House on the Hill; Swamp Freak; Terror TalesIncubus (1981); et al
  • Brinke Stevens – Death House; Adam K; The Ouija Possession
  • Kaylee Williams – Leaf Blower Massacre 2; Ahockalypse; Porkchop 3D
  • Daiane Azura
  • Billy Brannigan
  • Ryan Poole
  • Jantel Fontenot
  • Hailey Strader
  • Jace Greenwood
  • Drew Shotwell
  • Heather Bounds

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