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It’s a Wonderful Knife: Jane Widdop, Joel McHale, Justin Long star in Christmas slasher

A Christmas slasher titled It’s a Wonderful Knife, starring Jane Widdop, Joel McHale, and Justin Long, is now in post-production

Tragedy Girls director Tyler MacIntyre has managed to get a Christmas slasher with the clever title It’s a Wonderful Knife through production without anyone noticing – and now that the film is in post-production, Deadline has broken the news that the film stars Jane Widdop (Yellowjackets), Joel McHale (Community), and Justin Long (Barbarian)!

Scripted by Freaky‘s Michael Kennedy, It’s a Wonderful Knife has the following synopsis: Set in idyllic Angel Falls. A year after saving her town from a psychotic killer on Christmas Eve, Winnie Carruthers’ life is less than wonderful — but when she wishes she’d never been born, she finds herself in a nightmare parallel universe and discovers that without her, things could be much, much worse. Now the killer is back, and she must team up with the town misfit to identify the killer and get back to her own reality.

Widdop plays Winnie Carruthers, with McHale taking on the role of Winnie’s father and Long playing Angel Falls town patron Mr. Waters.

Divide/Conquer produced It’s a Wonderful Knife with Seth Caplan, in association with Fourth Culture Films. Kennedy serves as an executive producer alongside Independent Entertainment. Independent Entertainment will be presenting the project to potential worldwide distributors at the Cannes Film Festival, and a deal for a theatrical release in North America is already in the works.

Sarah Lebutsch of Independent Entertainment provided the following statement: “We couldn’t be more excited to be launching It’s A Wonderful Knife at this year’s Cannes film market, partnering for the first time with Seth Caplan and Divide/Conquer, whose track records on the genre space speak for themselves. Michael Kennedy’s outstanding script delivers a roller coaster ride horror audiences around the world will love, and Tyler’s excellent direction combined with our charismatic cast will make for a truly fun Christmas horror to be revisited again and again in holiday seasons to come.

Adam Hendricks and Greg Gilreath of Divide/Conquer added: “While working on Freaky we were captivated by Michael Kennedy’s remarkable creativity and became his avid admirers. Collaborating with Tyler Macintyre, a promising rising talent in the genre filmmaking industry, to bring together Michael’s unique fusion of horror and comedy is truly an honour.

The first image from It’s a Wonderful Knife, showing Widdop in character, can be seen at the bottom of this article.

Does It’s a Wonderful Knife sound interesting to you? Let us know by leaving a comment below. I’m a slasher fan, so this sounds like a must-see to me.

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