Robert Zemickis said he thought people might get the wrong idea about A Christmas Carol because it is being released by Disney. “This is a movie for real movie fans, and real ghost-story fans and fans of graphic novels.â€
But some reviewers, such as this one at ScreenRant.com, are finding the whole Christmas-flick-as-horror-movie a bit too much to ask:
I personally find this information puzzling. It doesnâ€™t make that much sense to me that he is going all ghost-story with Dickensâ€™ classic tale of family, forgiveness, charity, generosity, patience and fellowship. Iâ€™ve never really equated Charles Dickens to Edgar Allen Poe or Stephen King, but thatâ€™ s not to say a â€œre-imaginingâ€ of the story wouldnâ€™t be an interesting take on it though.
We’re trying to contain our mirth with such commentary. After all, Dicken’s himself called it and marketed the tale as a ghost story more than a century ago.
It is just one more sign that our modern culture is completely out of touch with our Christmas past.