I was bored last night, so I watched a Christmas movie from 1997: The Christmas List. I’ll spare you watching it yourself, and summarize - a woman who had a bad job, a crappy boyfriend, and an indifferent mother wrote a wish list for Santa, and soon she got everything on her list…but in unexpected ways.
It was okay, I guess, but I think the movie would have worked even better as a horror movie. Instead of the wishes coming true in merely whimisical ways, they could come true in completely terrible ways. Like she might have wished she had kids as sweet as her friends’ and they could be killed and leave her guardian. Or she wished for someone to really love her, and this comes true when she’s stalked by an obsessive killer. Things like that.
So what about you? What movie do you think would be improved by a change of genre?