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You better watch out...Santa's got something for you
on 21 April 2015
A toy factory worker is obsessed with Christmas and thinks he is Santa Clause, on Christmas eve he dresses as Santa and delivers presents to those he deems nice, but to those he thinks naughty...you better watch out.
Lewis Jackson's fun, but very dark Christmas horror is quite different. Not quite a slasher more of a psychological horror story and an interesting one at that, Brandon Maggart plays the "crazed" Santa with a lot quality, it would've been easy to over do it and make it ridiculous but finds a very good balance and is very credible, the rest of the cast also do a good solid job in particular Jeffrey DeMunn as his brother. The story is clearly very far-fetched but enjoyably so, it is a dark story but it does have some dark yet amusing humour (the final scene is a hoot). The movie looks great and far outweighs its low budget expectations, sets and effects are good as is the make-up. The films biggest problem is the pace, for the first 50mins very little of importance happens, dare I say it becomes a little tedious with all the set up for the final 30-35mins, but when it does liven up its a great fast paced horror with some exciting sequences.
A very good slow burning horror, but with todays gore filled, lightening quick shots & vapid empty characters it may struggle to gain contemporary audiences which is a shame, stick with it and it does pay off. Somehow this non graphic/bloody picture was branded as being extreme enough to be seized as a section 3 nasty...ladies & gentleman the UK police.