Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale
Directed by Jalmari Helander
In this darkly comic gem, it's Christmas Eve in northern Finland, and an archeological dig has just unearthed Santa Claus. But this Santa isn't one you want coming to town. When local children begin disappearing, Pietari and his father capture the mythological being and attempt to sell Santa to the corporation sponsoring the dig. (In Finnish with English subtitles.) Guest Curator, Elijah Wood: "Absolutely adore this genre/action/adventure Christmas movie. The impending doom of a giant evil Santa Claus caught in melting ice, whilst his creepy old man elves reek havoc, is fantastic dark Christmas fun."
A Finnish archeological dig has unearthed a very dark Santa Claus in this acclaimed gem.
Cast: Onni Tommila, Jorma Tommila, Tommi Korpela
Great Xmas horror film.
This is the most fun movie! This is in my household's Xmas Movie Trifecta, which consists of more than three films but whose counting, really? Die Hard, Black Christmas, and Rare Exports.
I have no idea why people like this. Glacier pacing, no interesting characters, not a single moment of tension, and worst of all, no actual Santa action.
I actually really enjoyed this. A different take on Santa and his elves.