Over the last thirty years, moviegoers have endured countless films that carry the tag “slasher” – nearly all of them being direct descendants of two classic horror films, Bob Clark’s “Black Christmas” (1974) and John Carpenter’s “Halloween.” Since then, they’ve become an efficient source for studios to make quick cash, as they’re inexpensive to make and usually bring swift business year-round. A surefire way to get your slasher seen? Tie it to a holiday, in a move we see major studios trot out nearly every year. To that end, here’s a nearly-complete rundown of the holiday-themed horror flicks that have been shoveled our way over the years.
April Fool’s Day
New Years Day
St. Patrick’s Day
See also: Leprechaun 2 through 6.
See also: God Told Me to
Special mention to Memorial Day and Uncle Sam.