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
Not only is the entire plot around some maniac who lost his temper in a mall, but this kid had ample equipment and time to get this guy down way faster. Kevin McCallister would absolutely decimate this kid & this phony Santa if he had even half the resources this spoiled brat does. Take off that Rambo gear, it's a disgrace to his legacy.
This movie is excellent, lost gem. Home Alone definitely ripped off of this movie, so its like Home Alone, but scary and with a creepy, well-acted Santa.
I see now why the director wanted to sue Home Alone. Loved it.