[Review] VIOLENT NIGHT (2022, Universal) An Instant Gory, Funny Holiday Classic | More Harbour as Santa Please

The Grue-Crew review VIOLENT NIGHT (2022, UNIVERSAL STUDIOS) on Gruesome Magazine episode 383. Jeff Mohr from Decades of Horror: The Classic Era, Crystal Cleveland, the Livin6Dead6irl from Decades of Horror: 1980s, award-winning filmmaker Christopher G. Moore, and Doc Rotten share their thoughts about this week’s frightening addition to streaming horror films.

Warning: possible spoilers after the initial impressions!


Synopsis: When a group of mercenaries attack the estate of a wealthy family, Santa Claus must step in to save the day (and Christmas).

  • Available in Theaters on December 2, 2022
  • Directed by: Tommy Wirkola
  • Written by: Pat Casey, Josh Miller
  • Stars: David Harbour, Beverly D’Angelo, John Lequizamo, Leah Brady, Alex Hassell, Alexis Louder, Alexander Elliot, Cam Gigandet, Edi Patterson, Brendan Fletcher, Mitra Suri


Doc Rotten
Editor-In-Chief / Founder / Podcast Producer at Horror News Radio
Doc Rotten is the founder of Gruesome Magazine. He is also a film critic for Gruesome Magazine and the podcast host & producer for Horror News Radio, Monster Movie Podcast, Decades of Horror: 1970s, The American Horror Story Fan Podcast and Hannibal Fan Podcast. He is also co-host of the Dracula podcast on TV TALK and is a contributing reviewer for HorrorNews.Net and Widescreen Warrior.

Doc a lifelong fan of horror films, sci-fi flicks and monster movies first discovering Universal Monsters and Planet of the Apes as a young child in the 1970's searching out every issue of Famous Monster of Filmland (and, later, Fangoria). Favorite films include Jaws, The Car, The Birds, The Tingler, Vampire Circus and The Exorcist. Still a huge fan of horror films from the 70s, Doc continues consuming horror films to this day for the site, for the podcasts and for the fun of it all.