It's A Wonderful Knife Review: A Cheesy but Fun Horror Movie

Horror review of It's A Wonderful; Knife

It's a Wonderful Knife is directed by Tyler MacIntyre, who is most known for his previous work Tragedy Girls . As a lover of horror and Christmas, this was a movie I had to watch. There's something about the combination of the two that's just really appealing. 

But is the movie worth watching?

Plot Overview and Thoughts

In It's a Wonderful Knife, Winnie, the protagonist, embarks on a journey after saving her town from a psychotic killer on Christmas Eve. One year later, Winnie finds herself magically transported to a nightmarish parallel universe where the murderous maniac has returned.

Winnie must team up with a misfit to identify the culprit and find a way back to her own reality. Throughout the movie, viewers are taken on a thrilling rollercoaster ride filled with suspense, blood, and gore.

As the movie progressed, I became invested in Winnie's story. Without giving away any spoilers, there is a particular turn in the plot that I was hoping for, and I was thrilled when it actually happened. Winnie's character is fun and compelling, making it enjoyable to follow her along with the misfit group.

The parallel universe adds an intriguing element as well. Winnie must navigate this nightmarish world while trying to identify the culprit who has returned. The tension and chemistry between the characters keep the suspense high throughout the movie.

Despite the horror elements, the movie also explores themes of Christmas and the holiday season. It combines the warmth and joy of the holidays with the thrill and excitement of horror. The result is a delightfully queer and campy holiday horror experience.

The chemistry between the characters, particularly Winnie and Bernie, was a highlight of the movie. Their dynamic and interactions added depth to the story and kept me invested in their journey. I found myself rooting for them and their mission to identify the culprit and return to their own reality.

I have to give a special mention to Justin Long's performance in the film. He truly stole the scenes he was in, bringing a captivating energy to his character. His portrayal was both fun and memorable, adding an extra layer of enjoyment to the movie.

It's a Wonderful Knife is a fun and cheesy holiday horror movie that deserves a spot on your annual Christmas horror watchlist. It offers a different type of twist on a Christmas movie and provides an different kind of entertaining experience for us horror fans.

Minor Criticisms

One minor criticism I have is that I would have liked to see more screen time for the Angel Falls killer. The all-white costume, set against the snowy background and Christmas decorations, was visually stunning and iconic. The killer's presence added an extra layer of suspense and terror to the movie.

The movie also gives in to another tired trope, although I won't spoil the specifics. While this didn't ruin the overall experience for me, it was a bit disappointing to see the movie rely on a trope that has been overused in the horror genre. However, the movie does put its own twist on the trope, which adds some freshness to it.

Would I Recommend It's A Wonderful Knife?

Yes. it is a delightfully queer and campy holiday horror film that deserves a spot on your annual Christmas horror watchlist. The movie successfully combines the warmth and joy of the holiday season with the thrill and excitement of horror.

I recommend watching and experiencing the fun and cheesy nature of this holiday horror film. I would rate is a 6/10. [It's a Wonderful Knife on IMDB]

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