Christmas Eve in Town Hellship of 2005
Santa Claus arrives with his helldeer
killing locals as well as giving deadly
presents for children who open them and a
teenager named Nicholas Yuleson (Douglas
Smith) asks his Grandpa (Robert Culp) as
to why this is happening as he seems to
know about it all and finds out that
Santa was originally a demon and lost a
bet with an Angel so he had to be jolly
to kids until the the bet was off and
Then it's Christmas day and families are
being killed with deadly presents he
brought to them or killing any street
Nicholas and his girlfriend Mary
MacKenzie (Emile de Raven) tries to do
anything to put a stop to Santa before
Christmas is over.
There's a good jumping
moment when a camera pans towards a
chimney with dirt falling tand then Santa smashes through a
wall and quick shots on him slaying a family at a dinner
There's a good moment with a grumpy
customer cursing out Nicolas Yuleson and Mary 'Mac' MacKenzie working at
the store just looking unimpressed which
looked quite natural.
A good shot on a supporting character Mrs. Talbot by driving in her car coughing while smoking
a cigarette and losing conciousness while
we spot a nice shot on Santa charging by with his helldeer which
looked creepylike as well as good shots
on him crashing the car off the road.
There's a moment with Nicolas entering his house realising it's too
quiet with him acting scared which looked
a little lacking but then it picks up
when he walks down a stairway to a
basement giving it that spookylike
moment to it.
There's a strong conversation scene with Nicolas asking his
grandfather what the true menaing of
Christmas is really all about which alot
of comedic elements are used during this
Nice shot on Nicolas reading a book about how Santa came to be
with nice claymantion shots on the
history of Santa and Nicolas himself doing
a voice over reading the book.
There's a corny moment on a preacher in a church
talking about beliefs on Christmas as the situation really made it look impressive
showing that this person is a phony.
Many good takes on Santa in a strip bar terrorising everyone there
along with shots on him battling a bartender and bar patron
being thrown around and slaughtered as
well as a nice shot on him causing a line
of fire with
strippers freaking out and a nice shot on
him looking at them with his one liner
telling them that they were naughty
leaving a good horror-comedy moment
throughout this whole scene.
There's a scene between Nicolas at
a police station talking to
the police chief dressed in a Santa suit
which shows a good conversation with him by trying to act serious about an evil Santa
invading their town with police chief acting comedic by not taking him serious
and acting like a moron which worked
A good moment with both Nicolas and Mary in a vehicle with
him trying to tell her about what he
found out about Santa and then a nice
distant shot on Santa coming
out of a police car walking up towards
them and Nicolas himself panicking to tell
her to drive away as well as some good
shots on Santa on top of
their vehicle looking down on them
cackling. This was the most energetic
moments of them all.
A good shot on Grandpa trying to distract Santa by
mocking him while we spot shots on both Mary and Nicolas trying to
start up a snowmobile which looked
Many good shots on de Mary trying to get away
from Santa in a community
centre in which we spot many dark shots
on all of this. There's good camera close
up's on Santa's boots
walking towards them.
Nice shot on Santa charging a snow machine at a rink towards
both Nicolas and Mary with
a great close up shot on her screaming in terror.
There's a cheesy discussion between Santa and Grandpa having a showdown at
the rink but there's a good shot on a
special effects with a sharp line of the
ice cracking when they try to see who
wins this battle.
Bottom line is that I had a feeling
this was going to be another bad
Christmas slasher flick and I was right. I mean Santa
originally a demon and then he is good
until he wins his bet again? C'mon that
is very sick and definetely not advisable
for children to watch that still believes
in St. Nick. This Santa killer was almost
molded into a Freddy Krueger type of
killer but he's not the least bit scary
as intentioned and it blends with zany
and goofy dark comedy too which doesn't
work at all.
He has one reindeer which is a helldeer
and that doesn't even work. There were
the odd fun touches which saves the film
from bombing along with a descent Z-grade
budget but apart from all of that this
This film seemed to spoof A
Nightmare On Elm Street and
Silent Night Deadly Night but
those ones had a much better storyline
and a bigger budget too. This film didn't
spark controversy because of two things.
Either it wasn't that well known or the
horror film industry is so big that no
one cares what it will be about.
They tries to make this film as original
as possible but were very unsuccessful.
(Santa) is a famous WCW wrestler
in which of course he portrays a
character on those types of shows but can
he play a character on an actual film?
Well, not really as he seemed a little
too corny just using the kinds of
character you'd see in a WCW
show. He tried to be humoress doing away
his victims like a Freddy Krueger type of
fashion. However, he seems to fail at it.
Douglas Smith (Nicolas Yuleson) who plays the teenage
type of hero in the film isn't overly
terrific but his energy is still there
and tries the best he could for each
scene he did. So he is just passable but
nothing too special.
de Raven (Mary 'Mac' MacKenzie) will better off be
remembered as the bully in the remake TV
movie version of Carrie
but yet she plays a nice girl in this
film as she does it well too. She really
knew how to panic and act frightened
too. She just doesn't seem to stand out
as much in this one that's all.
Robert Culp (Grandpa) really knew how to play
an eccentric goofy grandfather in the
film showing many interesting
characteristics with a dark secret.
However, I've seen him do better in other
shows as he seems like a washed up actor
in this one.
Dave Thomas (Pastor Timmons) brought some decent
humor as a sleazy type of preacher in
this one. It was as if he was trying to
be like Jimmy Swaggert. I've
always admired his talents in the shows
I've seen him in.
Numerous bit part actresses
portrayed topless strippers at a sleazy
bar in which most of the nudity you could
tell had breast implants.
Many people are impaled or
stabbed by sharp Christmas like objects
throughout the film
Two kids heads explode while opening a
Heads are whacked by an axe and other
Helldeer explodes with it's guts flying
A preacher is stabbed right through a
flagpole looking very bloodied
There's many strong
classical music for the Santa attacks and
other suspeseful moment listening to
trombone playing as well as the typical
violin chords. We also hear some drum
banging too all composed by Henning
Lohner. The music sounds very
mainstream unlike this flick itself in
which this composer really worked hard on
Santa Claus: Yes, Virginia, there
IS a Santa Claus!
Mason: [panicked, desperately]
I've been good!
[Santa hits her with a table leg]
"Mac" Mackenzie: You hit
like a girl.
Nicholas Yuleson: You kiss like a
Claus: I'm Santa Claus, not Dracula!
Claus: Looks like Grandpa got run
over by a reindeer.
Claus: [while reading a copy of
the book 'A Christmas Carol' in the
school library] Boy, Christmas can
sure scare the Dickens out of people.
Yuleson: The clock just struck
midnight at the pole. Christmas is
officially over for you, Santa!
Santa Claus: You know, most people
make the same mistake. The correct time
at the pole is completely discretionary,
because the poles are where all the time
zones actually converge.
Mary "Mac" Mackenzie:
He's scary, yet educational.