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CHRISTMAS EVIL (1980) ***

It may not be the best killer Santa movie out there (that honor would go to Silent Night, Deadly Night), but it is one that will make you disbelieve your eyes and question the true meaning of Christmas.  

When a boy sees mommy not only kissing Santa, but fucking him as well, he grows up to be a disturbed killer Santa who keeps a list of “Naughty and Nice” boys and girls.  Guess what happens to the naughty ones.  Of course you know.  They get their eyes gouged out with toy soldier bayonets, their necks strangled, and their faces split with hatchets.  

If you think the Santa Claus filled police line-up scene is a hoot, wait until you see the ending where Santa drives his van off a bridge.  It’s silhouetted against the moon and the narrator says, “I heard him exclaim as he drove out of sight, Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night!”  When you pick up your jaw off the floor after that shitdiculous ending, Christmas still might be ruined for you forever.  (Not a bad thing.)  

Co-star Jeffrey DeMunn later went on to have a small role in The Shawshank Redemption.

Tags: c, horror, xmas
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