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New ‘Christmas slasher’ is a bloody take on It’s a Wonderful Life


A new Christmas slasher movie has just been released for streaming; a gory and gruesome must-watch spin on the classic film ‘It’s a Wonderful Life.’

Halloween has had its slasher films, Thanksgiving has had its slasher films and now, it’s Christmas’ turn to get a gory new horror movie. This time, it’s a fantastic spin on a classic holiday movie…Prepare for a stocking-slasher like no other in ‘It’s a Wonderful Knife’.

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New Christmas slasher is a bloody take on a classic movie

This week, the new Christmas slasher movie called ‘It’s a Wonderful Knife’ finally made its way onto streaming platforms; as the name suggests, this new comedy horror film is a semi-parody of the classic Holiday movie ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’.

Instead of the main character recognizing and finding meaning in all of his previous good deeds like in the original movie from 1946, this new movie sees its lead character finding out how many deaths she has accidentally prevented.

It’s a Wonderful Knife follows a young woman called Winnie Carruthers, who saved her small town of Angel Falls from a psychotic serial killer last Christmas Eve, only to find herself battling depression and anxiety from the attack. However, there are far more twists to this Christmas tale that await her this festive season.

“When she wishes she’d never been born, she finds herself in a nightmare parallel universe and discovers that without her, things could be much, much worse.”

Unfortunately, the serial killer has now returned and Winnie “must team up with the town misfit to identify the killer and get back to her own reality.”

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Hilariously, director Tyler MacIntyre was asked by Entertainment Weekly about what Jimmy Stewart (the star of It’s a Wonderful Life) would say about the reimagining of his classic movie, to which he responded:

“I love Jimmy Stewart. He’s my template for a very empathetic performer. Nobody is as nice in real life as Jimmy Stewart is in my mind. I can’t really even imagine him disliking something, let alone our movie.”

Jane Widdop as Winnie Carruthers talks to her friend in It's a Wonderful Knife
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How to watch It’s a Wonderful Knife and cast explained

It’s a Wonderful Knife is available to stream via Shudder and the Shudder extension to Amazon Prime Video, having made its OTT debut on Friday, December 1.

A subscription to Shudder will cost new customers $6.99 a month or $71.88 a year: Amazon Prime Video customers can also add Shudder for just $4.99 a month after a seven-day free trial.

It’s a Wonderful Knife held its world premiere on October 8 at the Beyond Fest event in Los Angeles before a highly successful theatrical run in November saw it make over $600,000 on its opening weekend.

Celebrating the success of the movie in theatres, writer Michael Kennedy shared on Twitter: “Thanks to all my fellow Weirdos for seeing and enjoying and spreading some It’s a Wonderful Knife cheer this opening weekend. The movie is for you and all us freaks and queers and losers and loners.”

Featuring in It’s a Wonderful Knife are the following stars:

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It’s a Wonderful Knife is available to stream now on Shudder and Amazon Prime Video’s Shudder extension.

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