Directed by Lewis Jackson
A man obsessed with Santa Claus snaps and goes on a yuletide killing spree in this utterly deranged Christmas horror fable that John Waters called “the greatest Christmas movie of all time.” Harry is a schmuck and both kids and adults treat him like garbage. But they wouldn’t be so mean if they knew he was keeping track of them on his “naughty list.” After Harry’s nut gets cracked, he starts delivering deadly justice to bad boys and girls - leading to a jaw-dropping finale you won’t see coming. A perverse and hilarious antidote to the holiday season. Contains strong language, sexual scenes, violence and gore.
A man obsessed with Santa Claus snaps and goes on a yuletide killing spree.
Cast: Brandon Maggart, Jeffrey DeMunn, Dianne Hull
I love this movie, blessed to have it on dvd. There's a strong dark humor element to this movie, and the lead actor's descent into madness is both funny and slightly creepy. This is the perfect Christmas movie for those who don't like Christmas.
I was late to the party in finally watching “Christmas Evil” for the first time as I planned to over the holidays but never got around to it. I finally did after years of hearing about this horror holiday movie and it was good. The kills are a little bit lame but considering it came out in 1980, I can only imagine that at the time, it delivered. The acting performance by Brandon Maggart was brilliant. That’s what made it a solid movie for me since he delivered and overall, the creepiness he brought to the character was great. I was hoping for a better ending since I felt it was a bit too gimmicky but I get what was trying to be achieved. I give this a 4/5 since some parts dragged on. The kills were okay but I was expecting more for a slasher, but regardless, this was fun to watch and I’m sure even more so during Christmas. Maggart stole the show!
Great slow burn good Christmas movie
first half is meh, second half makes up for the first half. the christmas Maniac
The actor in the leading role is excellent and genuinely scary. Makes you really believe he's nuts like Joe Spinell in Maniac. The story drags on at some points, though.