5) John Carpenter’s The Thing (1982)
John Carpenter’s ‘The Thing’- Courtesy of Universal Pictures
Starting our list of the 5 best creepy Christmas films is John Carpenter’s 1982 classic, The Thing.
While not set around Christmas, the film’s Antarctica landscape looks like a December holiday paradise. Well, without the shape-shifting alien running amok, or course.
The story of The Thing is pretty simple — and simply terrifying. While stationed far away from civilization, an American research team must face an alien bent on world domination. If you’ve seen the film, things don’t turn out so well.
Telling a tale of man vs monster, The Thing is one of the greatest horror films of all-time. Originally a bomb, the film is now widely regarded as one of director John Carpenter’s best works. Sure it’s not Christmas, but the film is a gift that keeps on giving.