Tis the season for killer Santa Clauses and Joe Bob Briggs to entertain us with the best of Christmas horror. December is the month of the Netflix originals with the addition of one original film, two original documentaries, a new series and the second season of another. Here are the titles that will be streaming on Netflix and Shudder and making their way to DVD/Blu-ray this month.
Dead Kids (Netflix film): A socially awkward teen bonds with a group of misfits who plot to abduct the school's arrogant rich kid -- until their kidnapping scheme turns deadly.
The Confession Killer (Netflix Documentary): Henry Lee Lucas was known as America's most prolific serial killer, admitting to hundreds of murders. But as DNA results contradict his confessions, will they expose the biggest criminal justice hoax in U.S. history?
It Comes at Night: Secure within a desolate home as an unnatural threat terrorizes the world, a man has established a tenuous domestic order with his wife and son. Then a desperate young family arrives seeking refuge.
Don't F**ck with Cats: Hunting an Internet Killer (Netflix Documentary): The story of how a group of amateur online sleuths launched a manhunt for Luka Magnotta, who gained attention for posting a video of himself killing two kittens. Encouraged by his growing notoriety, the Canadian later murdered Chinese student Jun Lin in grisly circumstances.
The Witcher (Netflix Original Series): Geralt of Rivia, a solitary monster hunter, struggles to find his place in a world where people often prove more wicked than beasts.
You (Season 2): The Aftermath of Joe's obsession with Beck.
The Lost Boys: After moving to a new town, two brothers discover that the area is a haven for vampires.
The People Under the Stairs: Two adults and a juvenile break into a house occupied by a brother and sister and their stolen children. There, they must fight for their lives.
The Serpent and the Rainbow: An anthropologist goes to Haiti after hearing rumors about a drug used by black magic practitioners to turn people into zombies.
Shocker: After being sent to the electric chair, a serial killer uses electricity to come back from the dead and carry out his vengeance on the football player who turned him in to the police.
Sleepwalkers: A mother-and-son team of strange supernatural creatures move to a small town to seek out a young virgin to feed on.
Deadly Games: Thomas, a very intelligent and resourceful child, is left alone with his beloved and fragile granddad on Christmas Eve, when a psychopath dressed as Santa Claus breaks into their mansion and starts chasing them. Thomas will do whatever he can to save himself and his granddad.
Silent Night, Deadly Night 2: The now-adult Ricky talks to a psychiatrist about how he became a murderer after his brother, Billy, died, which leads back to Mother Superior.
The Head Hunter: A medieval warrior's gruesome collection of heads is missing only one - the monster that killed his daughter years ago.
Trivisa: In early 1997, mobsters Kwai Ching-hung, Yip Kwok-foon and Cheuk Tze-keung, whom have never met one another, are all in Hong Kong.
Iskander: Shadow of the River: Binge-worthy miniseries set in French Guiana.
Perfect: A young man with a violent past enters a mysterious clinic where the patients wildly transform their bodies and minds using genetic engineering.
Joe Bob's Red Christmas: Joe Bob Briggs returns with a Christmas special of The Last Drive In.
Class of 1984: A new teacher at a troubled inner-city high school soon ends up clashing with the delinquent leader of a punk posse that runs the school.
From the Dark: A couple on a trip through the Irish countryside find themselves hunted by a creature who only attacks at night.
Smoke and Mirrors: The Story of Tom Savini: The first feature-length documentary about the life and times of Tom Savini, the celebrated SFX make-up artist.
Ready or Not: A bride's wedding night takes a sinister turn when her eccentric new in-laws force her to take part in a terrifying game.
It Chapter Two: Twenty-seven years after their first encounter with the terrifying Pennywise, the Losers Club have grown up and moved away, until a devastating phone call brings them back.
Once Upon a Time...in Hollywood: A faded television actor and his stunt double strive to achieve fame and success in the film industry during the final years of Hollywood's Golden Age in 1969 Los Angeles.
Freaks: A bold girl discovers a bizarre, threatening, and mysterious new world beyond her front door after she escapes her father's protective and paranoid control.
Along Came the Devil 2: After receiving an unsettling voicemail, Jordan returns home, looking for answers, only to find her estranged father and even more questions. A demonic force has attached itself to the town and no one is safe. The only one who seems to know anything is the small town's Reverend.
The Fanatic: A rabid film fan stalks his favorite action hero and destroys the star's life.
Trick: A no-nonsense detective tries to track down a mass murderer named Trick, who is terrorizing a small town.
Check back at the end of the month for January's releases.