[Contest] Who Wants To Add The Crazy Holiday Bloodbath VIOLENT NIGHT To Their Blu-ray Collection?

If you’ve already had a chance to see VIOLENT NIGHT, either in the theaters or moe recently as it has begun streaming on PEACOCK – then the question I asked above is a no-brainer – of course you want to add a Blu-ray of this crazy, bonkers, bloody, hilarious and yes, even touching bizarre action, horror, holiday mash-up.

Before we get into how you can claim one of these for your own (courtesy of Univeral Pictures and us here at Gruesome Magazine) let’s have a look the ridiculous amount of coolness you’re attempting to nab.

From the press release:

– From the producers of Nobody and John Wick comes VIOLENT NIGHT, available to own with bonus features on Digital January 20, 2023 and on Blu-ray and DVD on January 24, 2023 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. “The greatest Christmas action movie of all time” (CINAPSE) comes home in a collector’s edition that includes over half an hour of never-before-seen bonus content including deleted and extended scenes, a feature commentary, and behind-the-scenes featurettes delivering more of the movie for your Christmas collection.

When a team of mercenaries breaks into a wealthy family compound taking everyone inside hostage, they are not prepared for a surprise combatant: Santa Claus. David Harbour (“Stranger Things”) stars as St. Nick in the “wildly entertaining” (SCREEN RANT) holiday romp, delivering some serious season’s beatings to save the family and the spirit of Christmas.

Directed by Tommy Wirkola (Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters, Dead Snow franchise), VIOLENT NIGHT also stars Emmy® winner John Leguizamo (John Wick), Edi Patterson (The Righteous Gemstones), Cam Gigandet (Without Remorse), Alex Hassell (Cowboy Bebop), Alexis Louder (The Tomorrow War) and Beverly D’Angelo (National Lampoon’s Vacation franchise).

With the purchase of VIOLENT NIGHT on disc or Digital, fans are eligible to earn points towards digital movies via the Universal All-Access Rewards program. Members can redeem their points for digital movies, swag and more!  For registration and details please visit www.MyUniversalRewards.com.


  • Deleted and Extended Scenes
    • Family Arrives at the Mansion
    • Jason and Linda in Bedroom
    • Krampus Sees Trudy’s Radio
    • Santa on the Roof
    • Walk to the Manger
    • Family Resolution
    • Bad Dad
    • Cast Call Back
    • Extended Scenes
  • Quarrelin’ Kringle – Cast and crew relay why David Harbour is the perfect brawler for this combative rendition of Santa.
  • Santa’s Helpers: The Making Of VIOLENT NIGHT – Tommy Wirkola and David Leitch have reunited for another madcap, violent fairytale with heart in VIOLENT NIGHT. This making-of will celebrate their spirited reunion as well as the other little helpers.
  • Deck the Halls with Brawls – Go behind the action as we go blow for blow with the new villains of Christmas.
  • Feature Commentary with Director Tommy Wirkola, Producer Guy Danella, Writer Pat Casey and Writer Josh Miller

Alright, so – how do you win yourself a copy of this? Gonna make this one easy – just send me, via email, your most favorite Christmas horror film, and your complete mailing address and boom – you’re in! I’ll collect answers until Friday, Jan. 27th at which point I will randomly choose a winner. The prize will be mailed to you directly from Universal Pictures so – MAKE SURE TO INCLUDE YOUR MAILING ADDRESS – so they know where to send it. Any entry without an address will be discarded, got it?

So – shoot an email to dave@gruesomemagazine.com – include your favorite holiday horror must-watch, and your mailing info and next Friday you might just be adding a new flick to your collection.

Good luck to ya – and remember, no cheating – Santa is watching…..

Dave Dreher
Co-Founder / Lead News Reporter at Gruesome Magazine
Dave is co-founder and lead news reporter for Gruesome. Dave has built his resume working for Diabolique Magazine, The Horror Channel, Horrornews.net, House of Horrors and Creature Corner. He has worked with Tom Savini on his official site since 1997 and is also co-host of the popular podcast Horror News Radio.