Deadly Games (aka Dial Code Santa Claus)
Directed by Rene Manzor
Thomas is nine years old. He is a little genius and he believes in Santa Claus. December 24th, midnight. Hidden, Thomas waits for Saint Nick, but he is about to experience the most frightening night of his entire life. Previously only available via bootleg, this Christmas horror gem made a year before Home Alone is stylish, bloody and now fully restored.
Nine year-old Thomas waits for Santa Claus. But he's about to experience the most frightening night of his entire life.
Cast: Patrick Floersheim, Alain Musy, Brigitte Fossey, Louis Ducreux, François-Eric Gendron
Great Christmas movie. At first I wasn't sure why a childrens movie was on shudder but it started making a lot more sense near the halfway point. Also great to trick some unsuspecting relatives to watch horror during Christmas.
Awesome little throwback that’s the real deal. Minus the 1 💀 4 “Santa” killing the dog. Coulda done w/o that. I cried. It was a little long but had an enjoyable TFTC/FFTDS vibe. There r nods 2 The Shining as well. & another Christmas themed film here on Shudder, A Christmas Horror Story definitely paid some homage 2 this. Oh yeah, definitely Home Alone b4 it was Home Alone.
Twisted early 90s flick that's a ton of fun to watch. Well worth the time!
If there is ever a Christmas film to show your dead beat son, this is it.