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Brandon Maggart is really quite good in the role of Harry.Read more ›
Aside from being John Waters's favorite Christmas movie, this film is known as the best of the Holiday Horror genre. Originally titled "You better watch out.....", and also known as "Terror in Toyland", the film was re-released with the title "Christmas Evil" to cash in on the success of "Silent Night, Deadly Night".
But "Christmas Evil" is a much different film. Contrary to the cover art, "Christmas Evil" is a psychological horror film that digs deep into the mind of a person who loves Santa, and hates the greedy.
He always brings presents to the "nice", such as numerous toys for the children's hospital. What makes it a horror film is that he treats those who have been "Naughty" with death.
There are two things commonly misinterpreted about the film. First of all, it is not anti-Christmas. If anything, it's against the commercialization of Christmas.
Second, it's not completely a psychological horror film. It's mostly a dark-comedy in the vein of "Jack Frost" (not the conglomerate crappy Keaton one, but the horror/comedy distributed by A-Pix Entertainment.) that will leave you mesmorised.
It also contains running commontary with the director, and the star, Brandon Maggart, who is the father of pop princess Fiona Apple, as well as a special holiday introduction with Troma President Lloyd Kaufman.
In conclusion, see "Christmas Evil". It will do for Christmas what Charles Kaufman's "Mother's Day" did for Mother's Day
CHRISTMAS EVIL is a christmas classic indeed.
Decades later, it's now 1980 and Harry is now an adult who works a lowly position at the Jolly Dreams toy factory with crooked co-workers. As Christmas draws closer, Harry falls into a slight depression, feeling that his most of his co-workers are deceitful and that most people generally take him for granted and are out to get him. Then one night, Harry has a breakdown and suddenly comes under the impression that he's Santa Claus.
Harry no longer in his right mind, dresses as Santa on Christmas Eve and goes out on the town and looks to reward the good with presents while he makes all who have wronged him pay...in their own blood.
Overall: Not exactly sure what to say about Christmas Evil. This doesn't seem like much of a horror but maybe a thriller. It also seems to be one of those movies where everything that happens is up to the viewer's interpretation. This can definitely be said about the rather unexpected ending this movie has as well. Our main character, Harry is our would-be villain; but is he really the bad guy if he's slaying those who've done wrong to him? The film does a good job at making you sympathize for the would-be villain but I can't tell if it's intentional or unintentional. Overall, Christmas Evil is a decent "horror" film but I personally don't think it's all that a lot of people are making it out to be. The plot and acting is acceptable but it's just the ending that leaves you scratching your head and wondering how, where, and why it fits in with the overall story.
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very good slasher film . has more meaning 2 it then silent night deadly night . good picture .Published 19 days ago by horror movie man
Great Christmas horror flick! It is dated but that's what makes it charming.Published 5 months ago by D. Grannas
This is one of my favorite holiday horror films, though it does not get the respect it deserves due to its premise. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Andrew
Plot and Character description: It focuses on two brothers Harry and Phil Stadling(but mainly Harry). Read morePublished 7 months ago by TechnoMachinima1996
Rather boring story about how lying to your kids about Santa Claus can go horribly wrong if your child happens to watch you have sex while dad is dressed as Saint NIck. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Gregor Waltz
Blu-ray Version: Comes with deleted scenes, actor screen tests, interviews, and audio commentary. The picture quality is watchable and audio is good. Read morePublished 13 months ago by SLAVE
Classic cult film with an amazing release by blue undergroundPublished 15 months ago by atrocious ham
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