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9.8 1 10
FanFix December 23, 2017 1510
Overall rating
 
9.8
Audio/Video Quality
 
10.0
Visual Editing
 
9.0
Audio Editing
 
9.0
Narrative
 
10.0
Enjoyment
 
10.0
Overview - The original Christmas Horror Story was quite a bouncy affair, four storylines weaving back and forth throughout. MusicEd aims for a more traditional anthology style.

Video - 1920 X 1080p AVC. The look is good. There has been substantial work here, reassembling disparate scenes into one narrative, or rather four narratives. No problems. NOTE : PAL format.

Audio - 384 kbps AAC, 2 Channel stereo. No subs. There is plenty of dialogue in every chapter. Voices were clean throughout, so subs were not necessary, at least not for me.

Narrative - Solid. Using Shatner (DJ Dangerous Dan) as an interconnecting element is a wise move. It is also done better here than in the original. Better. Personally, I think chapters 2 and 3 should be switched. There is a callback reveal in #3 that, to me, should have been sorted. Also, #3 and #4 are the most action driven episodes and I believe the film would have breathed better had they been switched.

Enjoyment - OK, let’s get to the elephant first. The filesize is 10.9 GB! Really? Bring this thing down, please. Noted, move on.
I really liked this a lot. More people should see this, especially during the season. C’mon guys, quit watching all your Hallmark favorites.
I would watch this every year, especially if I could burn it. Great job, MusicEd, rousing fun.

User Review

Do you recommend this edit?
Yes
Format Watched?
Digital
Owner's reply December 23, 2020

Thank you so much! I'm glad that FINALLY someone watched this lol! I knew what I was tackling was a rarity for people to watch, but I had hopes it would grab someone during the holiday season.

You're right about the file size being HUGE. I just didn't want it to lose any quality and it was before I started using Handbrake. It's been so long since I looked back at this that I'll have to look at it again in regards to your suggestions.

I appreciate the feedback and glad to finally have some for this edit. Not many know of this little gem unfortunately as it gets lost among some other more well known (and also well done) films like Krampus and Black Christmas.

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