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      Home for the Holidays

      1972 1 hr. 14 min. Mystery & Thriller List
      Reviews 37% 100+ Ratings Audience Score An elderly man (Walter Brennan) thinks his wife is trying to kill him and tells his daughters, at Christmas. Read More Read Less

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      Audience Member Has very cool cover art with a Alice Sweet Alice style raincoat and a Prowler style pitchfork. The movie is a who dunnit thriller with some slasher elements but no gore because it’s made for tv. Several sisters come into a house with their step mom and father and somebody is killing them off. At the end of the day there are much better similar movies to this. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/26/23 Full Review Audience Member Aaron Spelling's made-for-television horror/suspense productions are in a class all their own. While this is far from the best of the lot, it is definitely worth watching. There is some good suspense to be found in this movie, as well as some decent acting and a creepy atmosphere. Sally Field and Eleanor Parker steal the show. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/29/23 Full Review Audience Member Interesting little TV flick that manages to hold a little entertainment value despite the predictability. There are some fun thrills, twists, and kills, while straying away from normal horror stupidity that's so commonly found. It may be a little cheap, but overall, it's enjoyable. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/02/23 Full Review Audience Member Good little proto-slasher, shame about the lack of snow though. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/12/23 Full Review Audience Member This Joseph Stefano scripted ABC movie of the week seems to have a lot of fans but it hasn't aged well. Four sisters return to spend Christmas with their ailing father, the legendary Walter Brennan. He tells them his new bride Julie Harris is planning to off him to get her hands on the estate. When a raincoat wearing killer starts bumping off the sisters, paranoia strikes. It's most noteworthy for prefiguring the slasher genre by a few years but it suffers from getting bogged down in TV exposition. For curious horror fans only. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/29/23 Full Review Audience Member Not a bad little made for TV horror movie by executive producer Aaron Spelling. In the 70s Spelling was a television master & actually produced product that was worth watching. Now TV just sucks my balls unless you find something off of the major networks. Home For The Holidays is actually a strange little slice of holiday horror that should have embraced its yuletide season a bit more. Other then some Xmas decorations this could have happened @ any holiday or not even on a holiday because the plot doesn't demand it. This must have taken place in California because there is absolutely no snow but instead a thunder storm rages mercilessly. The killer even dawns a rain slicker. I would have much preferred this under a blanket of white but that's just me nick-picking. Featuring Sally Field a few years after her Gidget days I wish she did more horror movies. She would have made quite the cute little scream queen Rated 2 out of 5 stars 01/27/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Synopsis An elderly man (Walter Brennan) thinks his wife is trying to kill him and tells his daughters, at Christmas.
      Director
      John Llewellyn Moxey
      Production Co
      Spelling-Goldberg Productions, ABC Circle Films
      Genre
      Mystery & Thriller
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Streaming)
      May 8, 2019