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
Best Christmas Horror film. What a real hidden gem. Like Home Alone but with a body count. Very atmospheric and beautifully shot.
A found gem!! It was ahead of it's time, the technology and cunningly set traps. loved it!!!
This is a film I inflict on people cold so that the mid-movie Bonnie Tyler montage hits them as hard as it did me. The noticably artificial sets are strangely evocative, the kid and the killers' outsized rages bring the necessary note of sincerity which elevates this from the kiddie stack to camp, and the genuine love and loss and the dangers thereof are presented with an honesty which makes you embrace them. The movie that 'Home Alone' should have been. TRIGGER WARNING / MILD SPOILER: the dog...
This one is made for us weirdos. Also felt in mind of the classic episode of TALES FROM THE CRYPT-'And All Through the House". Dig it