After saving her town from a psychotic killer, Winnie Carruthers' life is less than wonderful. When she wishes she'd never been born, she finds herself in a nightmare parallel universe where without her, things could be much, much worse.
It’s a Wonderful Knife: A Christmas Horror-Comedy Gem
It’s a Wonderful Knife is a 2023 Christmas horror-comedy film written by Michael Kennedy and directed by Tyler MacIntyre. The film stars Jane Widdop, Joel McHale, Katharine Isabelle, and Justin Long. It’s a Wonderful Knife is a spin on the Christmas classic It’s a Wonderful Life, however, instead of the lead character recognizing his previous good deeds, the character Winnie discovers how many deaths she has prevented in her town.
The film follows Winnie Carruthers, a young woman who saved her town, the idyllic Angel Falls, from a psychotic killer on Christmas Eve only for the killer to return the following year. Winnie’s life is less than wonderful in the year since she saved her town. She is struggling with PTSD and her relationship with her boyfriend is on the rocks. On Christmas Eve, Winnie wishes she had never been born. Her wish is granted and she finds herself in a nightmare parallel universe where without her, things could be much, much worse.
In this alternate universe, Winnie’s parents are divorced and her brother is dead. The killer is back and has already killed several people. Winnie must team up with a misfit to identify the killer and get back to her own reality.
It’s a Wonderful Knife is a fun and funny film with a surprisingly heartfelt message. The film is well-paced and the performances are all excellent. Jane Widdop is particularly good as Winnie, bringing both humor and vulnerability to the role. Joel McHale is also hilarious as the misfit who teams up with Winnie.
The film’s horror elements are effective, but they are never too scary. The film is more interested in being funny and heartwarming than it is in being scary. It’s a Wonderful Knife is a perfect film to watch if you are looking for a fun and festive Christmas horror film.
Here are some of the things that make It’s a Wonderful Knife such a great film:
- The film is a unique blend of horror, comedy, and heart. It’s not often that you see a film that can pull off all three genres so well.
- The film has a strong supporting cast, including Joel McHale, Katharine Isabelle, and Justin Long.
- The film has a great sense of humor. It’s full of clever jokes and one-liners.
- The film also has a surprisingly heartfelt message. It’s a reminder that even the smallest of us can make a big difference in the world.
If you are looking for a fun and festive Christmas horror film, It’s a Wonderful Knife is the perfect film for you. It’s a film that will stay with you long after you watch it.