Forget Christmas, Halloween, Friday the 13th, April Fool’s Day, Valentine’s Day, Thanksgiving, and even birthdays and graduation days. Those have been horrified and stalked and slashed dozens of times. But The Festival of Lights, Hanukhah – at least to my knowledge – has yes to be bloodied by a masked murderer.
That is until Eben McGarr decided to create “a Torah-fying new tale of horah,” “Hanukhah: The Movie”! Here’s the official synopsis from the official Facebook page:
Obediah Lazarus is the son of Judah Lazarus, the original Hanukkiller. In 1983 Judah terrorized NY for seven nights and was preparing to sacrifice his eight-year-old son, Obediah, on the eighth night. Judah was convinced it was God’s will, like Abraham and Isaac, to sacrifice his only son to God. Luckily for Obediah, police tracked Judah down and stopped the sacrifice, but Judah was gunned down in the process. Warped by hatred with no guidance, Obediah Lazarus becomes a religious extremist, intolerant of non-Jews, “bad Jews”, and those he perceives to be enemies of the Jewish faith. He is about to unleash eight nights of horror.
A group of Jewish teens are getting ready to party for the holidays but are in for a Festival of Frights. With the help of a wise rabbi, they deduce that the murder victims have violated Judaic law and that their only chance at survival is to embrace their faith.
Check out the first teaser from the flick, courtesy of Dread Central:
Plus, you gotta love these posters:
The release date for “Hanukhah: The Movie” is TBD.
What’s the next holiday that needs some slashing?