Queer Horror Nights: CHRISTMAS EVIL + Christmas Confessional at Rio Cinema (Fri 15 Dec 2023)
Queer Horror Nights and Loose Willis return to the Rio Cinema with our ‘Christmas Confessional’ and an unforgettable late night encounter with Santa. Strictly Adults 18+ Only.
“Forget White Christmas, It’s A Wonderful Life, and all the other hackneyed trash. Go for the best seasonal film of all-time, Christmas Evil.”
CHRISTMAS EVIL (1980): Harry (Brandon Maggart) – a deranged worker at the Jolly Dreams toy factory – has been keeping a list of which kids have been naughty or nice. When his beloved traditions get trashed, Harry dresses in Santa drag and goes on a killing spree…
Hosted by drag king Loose Willis and introduced by film fanatic Token Homo, Lewis Jackson’s Santa slasher is a festive fever dream that’s got something powerful to say about family, rejection and yearning.
HAVE YOU BEEN NAUGHTY OR NICE? Loose Willis and Token Homo invite you to take part in our annual ‘Christmas Confessional’. Let the audience be your judge as you spill your (jelly)beans in our interval show. Most outrageous/wondrous confession wins a festive queer horror hamper!
PRE-DRINKS: Join us in the Rio bar from 10:30pm for the Jolly Dreams staff party. Sit on ‘Santa’s’ knee, dance awkwardly with your co-workers, indulge in themed drinks, and treat yourself at our Queer Horror Nights gift shop. Remember: “If it’s not a Jolly Dream, it’s not worth having!”
- Pre-drinks in the Rio bar: 10:30pm.
- Live show & film: 11:30pm.
- Event closes: 2am.