With the holiday season just around the corner, horror fans everywhere are looking forward to re-watching some of their favorite Halloween and Christmas themed slashers and killers. But it’s the ‘Hanukiller’ who might be, as the trailer says, TORAH-fying their dreams this year. Get it?
My Way Pictures is bringing us the Indiegogo funded Hanukkah, starring Sid Haig (House of 1000 Corpses, The Devil’s Rejects) as Judah Lazarus, Caroline Williams (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2, Halloween 2) as Ana Lazarus, and P.J. Soles (Halloween, Carrie) as Mrs. Horowitz.
“Obediah Lazarus is the son of Judah Lazarus, the original Hanukiller. In 1983 Judah terrorized NY for seven nights and was preparing to sacrifice his eight-year-old son, Obediah, on the eighth night. Judah was convinced it was God’s will, like Abraham and Isaac, to sacrifice his only son to God. Luckily for Obediah, police tracked Judah down and stopped the sacrifice, but Judah was gunned down in the process. Warped by hatred with no guidance, Obediah Lazarus becomes a religious extremist, intolerant of non-Jews, “bad Jews”, and those he perceives to be enemies of the Jewish faith. He is about to unleash eight nights of horror.
A group of Jewish teens are getting ready to party for the holidays but are in for a Festival of Frights. With the help of a wise rabbi, they deduce that the murder victims have violated Judaic law and that their only chance at survival is to embrace their faith.”
After spending years in development hell, writer and director Eben McGarr (House of the Wolf Man) was finally able to secure the funds for his Hanukkah based slasher flick.
After watching the teaser trailer, I can’t help but think back to the first time I saw Silent Night, Deadly Night, and the fun it was getting to see a psychotic, killer Santa roaming the streets.
Sid Haig is almost unrecognizable in recent photos as the creepy and murderous Judah Lazarus.
The film is aiming to premier on December 1st, 2018, the night before Hanukkah.
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