Monday, December 13, 2021

'Tis the Season - Mercy Christmas (2017)

Streaming Service: Paramount+
Movie Name/Year: Mercy Christmas (2017)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Horror
Length: 83 minutes
Rating: TV-MA
Production/Distribution: No Mercy Pictures, Other Paw Films, Gravitas Ventures, White Pearl Movies, daredo, High Fliers Films, Devilworks
Director: Ryan Nelson
Writers: Ryan Nelson, Beth Levy Nelson
Actors: Cole Gleason, Casey O'Keefe, David Ruprecht, Whitney Nielsen, Gwen Van Dam, Steven Hubbell, D.J. Hale, Steven T. Bartlett, Dakota Shepard, Joseph Keane, Ryan Boyd, Tina Hartell, Catie Boles
IMDb Blurb: When Michael Briskett meets the perfect woman, his ideal Christmas dream comes true when she invites him to her family's holiday celebration. Dreams shattered, Michael struggles to survive once he realizes HE will be Christmas dinner.

Cat’s Point of View:
I have lost another hour and change to the void.
Mercy Christmas falls under the category of ‘things that cannot be unseen.’ I wouldn’t go so far as to throw it in with the centipede movies; yet, all the same, I have struggled to find positive words to describe my experience.
First of all, I have no idea where they came up with the ‘Action’ genre label for this one. None of the standard action movie recipe elements were present. You’d have to be feeling really generous to call any of the on-screen scuffles “fight scenes.”

Not all of the comedy within Mercy Christmas fell flat, but just about everything else did. There are simply far better horror comedies out there – even in the holiday horror sub-genre.
I just couldn’t in good conscience recommend Mercy Christmas with any seriousness. Now, if you’re looking for a movie to play in the background and laugh at with your friends (for all the wrong reasons), then by all means fire this one up. Otherwise, maybe have mercy on yourself and your loved ones and give Mercy Christmas a pass. 

Rotten Tomatoes Critic Score – None
Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score – None
Metascore – None
Metacritic User Score – None
IMDB Score – 5.2 /10
Trust the Dice: Parental Guidance Rating – R
Trust the Dice: Cat’s Rating – 2/5
P.S. – There is a small mid-credits scene.
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