The holiday-themed horror genre is bristling with possibilities and one of those films is It’s A Wonderful Knife. It’s a title so good, that you have to give props to writer Michael Kennedy. The film is making its world premiere at Beyond Fest on October 8th, but ahead of that release, it’s been picked up for all English-language territories by RLJE Films and Shudder.

Directed by Tyler MacIntyre, the film will be released in theaters across the US on November 10th, and streaming on Shudder at a later date. It stars Jane Widdop, Joel McHale, and Justin Long. It’s being billed as It’s A Wonderful Life by way of Scream. The movie centers on Winnie Carruther (Widdop), who saves her town from a psychotic killer on Christmas Eve. The next year rolls around and her life is less than wonderful. She wishes she’d never been born and finds herself in a nightmarish parallel world. She quickly discovers things without her are much, much worse. The killer she stopped previously is back and she must team up with the town misfit to identify the killer and get back to her own reality.

It also stars Katharine Isabelle, Jess McLeod, and Cassandra Naud. The film is produced by Seth Caplan (Brooklyn 45), Michael Kennedy (Freaky) and Daniel Bekerman (The Witch). Pic is a Divide and Conquer production also produced by Greg Gilreath (Vengeance) and Adam Hendricks (Black Christmas), in association with Fourth Culture Films.

Here’s what RLJE Films Chief Acquisitions Officer, Mark Ward had to say in a statement.

“We’re excited to release IT’S A WONDERFUL KNIFE and once again work with its amazing cast and filmmakers. 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.”

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