Saturday, 8 December 2012

Santa's Slay DVD Review

Written By David Steiman
Directed By David Steiman

Genre
Horror, Comedy

Cast

Bill Goldberg as Santa
Douglas Smith as Nick Yuleson
Emilie de Ravin as Mary MacKenzie
Robert Culp as Grandpa
Dave Thomas as Pastor Timmons
Saul Rubinek as Mr. Green
Rebecca Gayheart as Gwen Mason
Chris Kattan as Jason Mason
Fran Drescher as Virginia Mason
Alicia Loren as Beth Mason
Annie Sorrell as Taylor Mason

Certificate 15

Synopsis

Santa Clause.  We all know him.  Or do we?  What would you do if Santa was really a demon, who had lost a bet and had to be nice and smiley to everyone?  What would you do if Santa was finally set free to maim and kill as he see's fit?

This year Santa is bring festive fear!

Special Features
  • None


Review

Let's get one thing straight. This is a film about Santa being a demonic serial killer. There's no way in hell to take this film seriously and neither should you do such a thing. You'd be missing out on a hell of a lot of fun.

Bill Goldberg, the former WCW and WWE wrestler, does a pretty good job as Santa and seems suitably menacing.

One of the things that made me laugh like a crazy hyena was the fact that the sleigh was pulled by 'Hell-deer', which I thought was a nice touch as was the opening of the movie where Santa kills a family all played by various Jewish celebrities such as James Caan and Fran Drescher. All met very funny ends at the hand of Santa and was a nice nod to Goldberg being Jewish as well.

Overall some of the other acting in the movie isn't up to much but it's a b-movie so what more can you really expect? It's not like it's going to ever win an academy award or anything.

Another thing I liked about the movie was the music. Some of the songs really set a tone of fun to the movie and really added to the other feel.

All in all, if you want to just switch off and laugh yourself coarse then this is the movie for you. It's just a shame about the distinct lack of extras.

Movie 3/5
Picture 4/5
Sound 4/5
Special Features 0/5
Overall 11/20

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