Mother Krampus 2: Slay Ride – USA, 2018

‘All she wants for Christmas… is you!’

Mother Krampus 2: Slay Ride is a 2018 American horror feature film directed by Eddie Lengyel (American Poltergeist: The Curse of Lilith Ratchet; Voodoo Rising; Scarred) from a screenplay co-written with Roger Conners and Kris Smith. The movie stars KateLynn E. Newberry, Tiffani Hilton and Robbie Barnes.

Although the title suggests a connection to Mother Krampus (2017), that movie was a US retitling of British production 12 Days of Christmas and there is no story continuity.

Plot:

It’s Christmas time in Cleveland, Ohio and four young ladies are on the verge of completing their mandatory thirty days of community service. With only one night to go, they are required to make a series of in-home visits to the older and less fortunate.

Upon arriving at their final stop for the night, they become introduced to a pleasant older woman who graciously welcomes them into her home for the evening. However, as darkness falls and the cold settles in, they begin to realise that there is far more to their seemingly innocent host than meets the eye…

Reviews:

“Once the film arrived at the crazy old lady’s house, it seemed to lose some of its momentum and started to go down the usual slasher route of having the characters being knocked off one by one […] Whilst it was certainly no masterpiece, Mother Krampus 2: Slay Ride still one of the better Christmas-themed horror films out there.” David Gelmini, Dread Central

“Nice deaths, some decent gore, suspense, a creepy killer, and best of all likeable characters. Too often horror movies forget about writing likeable characters and I loved them all. The final girl was super sweet and cute, while the other girls were tough but nice beneath it all. They were more developed than the norm…” Bryan Ellis, The Final Gay Boy

“Unlike many of the holiday stories out there, it has a unique plot, eccentric characters, and a fun murder mystery that doesn’t disappoint […] Not all of the kills are cheerful and delightful, but there’s a select few that really stood out and will warm any ghoul’s heart. The kills aren’t creative by any means. They’re more straight to the point, similar to Michael Myers’ methods.” Tori Danielle, Pop Horror

“It’s got some great kills, a well developed cast and just enough sex sprinkled in to give it that 80’s slasher throwback feel. It gets a little slow in the middle but as we get toward the third act and the kills start piling up it’s a damn good time. I wasn’t thrilled with the final scene that was full of exposition and a bit of a Mary Sue out of nowhere…” Scare Tissue

Cast and characters:

  • KateLynn E. Newberry … Victoria
  • Tiffani Hilton … Gracie
  • Robbie Barnes … Candace
  • Roger Conners … Lady Athena Slay
  • Rachel Anderson … Paula
  • Kris Smith … Dorothea
  • George Tutie … Donny
  • Janine Sarnowski … Aunt Nancy
  • Daniela Simms … Noel
  • Amanda Collins … Monica
  • Mikhail Tot … Niko
  • Michelle Palmer … Eileen
  • D.J. Luciano … Jaxx
  • Kayla McDonald … Harley
  • Benny Benzino … Niko the Bouncer

Filming locations:

Cleveland, Ohio, USA

Working titles:

Naughty List and Slay Bells. The film has also been known as Lady Krampus

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