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Friday, December 1, 2023

What's on Tonight: IT'S A WONDERFUL KNIFE (2023) on Shudder + Official/Fan Art Posters and Reviews

Official Posters:

"This Christmas, your wishes will come true...and your nightmares too."

RLJE Films' It’s a Wonderful Knife will stream on Shudder and be available to rent on all digital platforms on December 1, 2023. The Christmas slasher made nearly $1 million at the box office in its limited theatrical release in November 2023. It's described as a comedy-horror twist on Frank Capra’s Christmas classic It’s a Wonderful Life.

Set in idyllic Angel Falls. A year after saving her town from a psychotic killer on Christmas Eve, Winnie Carruthers’ life is less than wonderful — but when she wishes she’d never been born, she finds herself in a nightmare parallel universe and discovers that without her, things could be much, much worse. Now the killer is back, and she must team up with the town misfit to identify the killer and get back to her own reality.

The film is directed by Tyler MacIntyre (“Tragedy Girls”) and written by Michael Kennedy (“Freaky”). It stars Justin Long, Joel McHale, Jane Widdop, Katherine Isabelle, Jess McLeod, Cassandra Naud.

“We’re excited to release It’s a Wonderful Knife and once again work with its amazing cast and filmmakers,” said RLJE Films’ Chief Acquisitions Officer, Mark Ward. “Over the last few years, we’ve been fortunate to have released horror/holiday films that have been embraced by audiences and we believe this one is no exception.”


Teaser movie clip:

To The Rescue movie clip:

Trailer Breakdown by @BeyondTheMask:

WHERE TO WATCH It’s a Wonderful Knife (2023):



"It’s a Hallmark holiday movie for outcasts and horror fans alike, delivering no shortage of holiday cheer perfect for this time of year. MacIntyre’s latest may not quite seamlessly nail its high concept genre mashup, but with some outstanding performances and a sweet gooey emotional center, it effectively tugs at your heartstrings and captures the spirit of Christmas." ★★★ Bloody-Disgusting.com

"...it may be a bit short on horror, but it fulfills its role as a Christmas movie...I don’t know if you could call It’s a Wonderful Knife a new holiday favorite, Its heart is absolutely in the right place, but it needs time to brew and gain proper retrospective analysis when the main takeaway isn’t comparisons to Capra’s Christmas classic (which it’s unlikely to escape given the name) and the likes of Freaky." 7 out of 10 ComingSoon.net

"It’s A Wonderful Knife is a final product that’s begging for a bigger budget and more time. A reported breakneck shooting schedule does leave a few scenes feeling like MacIntyre had to take what he could get under pressure. Line reads can land a little cold (depending on your sense of humor), and there’s a roughness to select practical effects. Any released movie is a minor miracle, but that doesn’t negate the reality that quality is judged via what’s on screen." 7.5 out of 10, SlashFilm.com

" …it riffs on many of the basic structures of slashers of the past and brings the format more into the present day, particularly with the use of alternate dimensions and LGBTQ+ representation. It doesn’t need to be an 80s pastiche; it is a fully realized creation of its time, complete with its particular brand of humor. Okay, maybe there is some traditional sleaze, but it’s welcome sleaze. It’s a Wonderful Knife is a slasher with a heart of gold." NightmarishConjurings.com

"It’s a Wonderful Knife is diverting enough to start with, as the plot clicks efficiently into motion with the requisite stabbings and impalings. Unfortunately, there’s not enough fuel in the engine – the characters don’t have quite enough to do, we can’t care quite enough about them, and the world-building is nearly-but-not-quite convincing." ★★ TheGuardian.com

YouTube Reviews:

Fan Art Posters:

Concept Poster by NRib Design @nrib_design:

Fan Poster by Creepy Duck Design @creepyduckart:

Fan Posters v1 and v2 by Rafael Araújo @rafanorio:


  1. Speaking of Christmas, look what I just dropped: https://www.mixcloud.com/plan9fromouterspace59/jingle-jangle-jukebox-vol-8-a-very-psychotronic-christmas/

  2. Watched this last night and enjoyed it. Glad to have something a bit better than the usual low-budget stuff.