Friday, December 13, 2013

25 DVDs of Christmas - Day 13. Scrooged

I will always remember this movie as the first christmas film to actually scare me. I was really into the movie being a Ghostbusters fan as a kid. I was never too bother by the Ghost of Christmas Future like you'd assume but more so from the frozen dead body in the middle of the film. But I'm getting ahead of myself.

Scrooged (as the title would imply) is a modernized version of A Christmas Carol. It's a combination of wacky 80's comedy and horror film really playing up the darkest elements of Dickens beloved tale.

I've read that the original tone was to be much darker and I'm always curious what that cut would have ended up being like. Regardless this is another eternal Christmas classic.

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