Luchagore Christmas, Short Film, Huge Production Value

Luchagore Christmas
Release Date: December 14, 2015
Director: Gigi Saul Guerrero
Writer: Shane McKenzie
Medium:  Youtube Vimeo
MPAA Rating: N/A
Horror Sub-genre:  Horror, Holiday Themed

“Most know Saint Nick as a jolly old man, but Luchagore tells a tale of his sadistic master plan.”


A Luchagore Christmas was created as a festive commemorative piece and as gratitude for their fans.  With a running time of under two minutes the short film offers a visual collage of horror, terror and yes a jolly ole demented Santa Claus. “A Luchagore Christmas” is a mini production from the crew behind “Dia de los Muertos” (México Bárbaro) and “M is for Matador” film entry for “The ABC’s of Death 26th Director” contest.  You can find more gory treats on their Official Website.


The cinematic style, wow excellent use of visual concepts. Attention was given to every gory infused detail, from to the props, to the set, to the wardrobe it was phenomenal. The craftsmanship makes this holiday themed horror short a horrific masterpiece. The score and audio effects complimented the film perfectly. No dialogue, and none was needed. This was a solid portrayal by Dale Gillespie. Of course, this wasn’t the first time had portrayed Santa Claus, he was previously cast as the evil guy in the red suit (no, not Satan but with a play on letters its very close) in the 2010 release “A Creature Was Stirring” segment from  “R.L. Stine’s The Haunting Hour”.


This film short was too short. Its like savoring a very well constructed Dulce de Leche cake, you just can’t have a small piece. After viewing “A Luchagore Christmas” you’re left craving for more. Did I just inserted a metaphor between a horror film and pastries? Its understandable considering I’m multitasking between baking my Dulce de Leche cake and writing this review.

In closing:

“A Luchagore Christmas” was a perfect way to give thanks to their fans and horror enthusiasts in general. A simple video from the production team would’ve sufficed but that wouldn’t have been any fun. Feliz Navidad from to the creative minds at Luchagore Productions.



Rating Criteria

  • 0-10 Avoid
  • 11-20- Mediocre
  • 21-30 -Good
  • 31-40 – Average
  • 41-50- Decent
  • 51-60 – Stunning
  • 71-80 – Must See
  • 81-90 – Amazing
  • 91-100 – Impressive


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