Mercy Christmas

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Mercy Christmas is a 2017 American comedy-horror film, written by Ryan Nelson and Beth Levy Nelson and directed by Ryan Nelson. The film was acquired by Gravitas Ventures in 2017 and will be released on November 28, 2017.


Michael Briskett meets the perfect woman, and his Christmas dream comes true when she invites him to her family's holiday celebration. Michael's dream is shattered when he realizes that he will be the Christmas dinner.[1][2]


  • Steven Hubbell as Michael Briskett
  • Cole Gleason as Andy Robillard
  • Whitney Nielsen as Katherine
  • Casey O'Keefe as Cindy Robillard
  • D.J. Hale as Eddie
  • Ryan Boyd as Bart Robillard
  • David Ruprecht as Abe Robillard
  • Gwen Van Dam as Granny
  • Dakota Shephard as Denise
  • Joey Keane as Phillip


Production and release

Mercy Christmas was produced by No Mercy Pictures[4] in collaboration with Other Paw Films. The film is Nelson's debut directorial feature.[5] Filming was completed in Los Angeles during 2016.[6] The film was acquired by Gravitas Ventures in August 2017[7] and premiered at the Shriekfest Film Festival in Los Angeles in October 2017.[8][9][10]

It will be released on VOD on November 28, 2017.[11]


The film received positive critical reviews from multiple media outlets following its premiere. Dread Central described it as “without a doubt, among the best the sub-genre [comedy-horror] has to offer.”[12] Horror Freak News called it a “new holiday horror classic."[13] Ink and Code stated: "It might have been the most I've laughed during a horror movie. Or maybe the most revolted I’ve been during a comedy. From the start, it establishes its own bizarre tone and fully commits to it for the rest of the film. It is thoroughly surreal as it oscillates from gut-busting laughs to wince-inducing violence."[14] It was compared by The Public to the 1988 film Lucky Stiff but "much better".[15]

Awards and nominations

In 2017, Mercy Christmas won the Best Kill Award at the Sin City Horror Festival in Las Vegas, Nevada[16][17] and was nominated for the Best Comedy Award at the Buffalo Dreams Fantastic Film Festival in Buffalo, New York.[18]

External links


  1. "Exclusive: Watch the trailer for festive horror-comedy Mercy Christmas" (in en-US). Flickering Myth. 2017-10-24. 
  2. TrailerHD (2017-10-26), MERCY CHRISTMAS - TRAILER,, retrieved 2017-11-09 
  3. Nelson, Ryan (2017-11-28), Mercy Christmas, Casey O'Keefe, Mackenzie Coffman, Gwen Van Dam,, retrieved 2017-11-03 
  4. "NO MERCY PICTURES" (in en). 
  5. "INTERVIEW: Director Ryan Nelson Discusses His Upcoming Film Mercy Christmas" (in en-US). Agents of Geek. 2017-10-10. 
  6. "10 Things You Didn't Know About The Upcoming Film 'Mercy Christmas'" (in en). BuzzFeed Community. 
  7. McNary, Dave (2017-08-18). "Film News Roundup: Music Biopics ‘Dalida,’ ‘Django’ Land U.S. Releases" (in en-US). Variety. 
  8. "Shriekfest Horror Film Festival" (in en). 
  9. "Exclusive Poster for MERCY CHRISTMAS Reveals a Gory Gift Under the Tree - Daily Dead" (in en-US). Daily Dead. 2017-09-23. 
  10. "Horror Comedy Mercy Christmas to Open Shriekfest - HorrorBuzz" (in en-US). 
  11. "Mercy Christmas Movie" (in en). 
  12. "Shriekfest Horror Film Festival" (in en). 
  13. "Mercy Christmas (2017) Review" (in en-US). Horror Freak News. 2017-10-07. 
  14. "The SoCal Family Christmas Massacre – A Review of ‘Mercy Christmas’ |" (in en-US). 
  15. "Best of Buffalo Dreams Fantastic Film Festival" (in en). The Public. 2017-10-31. 
  16. "Sin City Horror Festival". 
  17. "The first-ever Sin City Horror Fest makes a promising start". 
  18. "Dreamer Award Nominations - Buffalo Dreams Fantastic Film Festival" (in en-US).