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on 13 November 2008
Max and Roxanne are a couple in financial trouble. When Max's make or break business deal falls through, they become involved in a plot to kidnap a child from a rich family. Disguised as Santa, Max kidnaps angelic David Sandborn during the childs Birthday party, and along with Roxanne and fellow kidnappers Sydney and Vince takes the boy to a hideout in the deep woods. Theres only one problem, David's no angel and soon strange things start happening to the gang, as David manipulates them to turn against each other and is able to enter their minds to drag out long buried secrets.
This is at times highly derivative of the original 'The Omen' cycle, a couple of scenes could actually have been lifted from those films, given a tweak or two. However this also happens to be a highly enjoyable little horror in its own right, and is stylish and atmospheric throughout. All the actors give good performances, and young Blake Woodruff is wonderful as the demonic David. In fact he gives the best performance in the film, some achievement considering Michael Rooker is in the cast. A very fine effort. 4 out of 5