I admit it. Christmas is my favorite holiday. I love presents, the whole family thing, decorating trees, and demon incarnations of Santa Claus that conduct wholesale butchery of children. I mean, I know I’m not alone in that, right?
Anyway, the “bloody massacre during the holidays” genre has been sorely lacking since the days of Silent Night, Deadly Night (Santa’s Slay and . Well thankfully, those wacky Dutch have found a way to fill that hole, with the upcoming Sint, synopsized thusly:
“Saint Nicholas is not the good-hearted children’s friend as people think he is. In reality he is a cruel bloodthirsty bishop who, whenever there’s a full moon on December 5, will try to slaughter as many children as possible.”
And you know what? I’m kind of digging the trailer (even though the subs aren’t great and sometimes kind of hard to read). But I like the atmosphere, the teen-sex-gets-you-killed vibe that feels like an 80’s throwback, the whole bit. It’s directed by Dick Maas, who has an awesome name and is apparently some sort of master of shlocky horror flicks over in the Netherlands (my personal favorite title of his is definitely Amsterdamned). It’s probably going to be terrible. I don’t care. I’m watching it. Here’s the trailer.
I fucking love it. I think we should show it to all children and tell them this is what will happen if they don’t shut the fuck up and sit still.
I’m going to be a wonderful father someday.
(source: Bloody Disgusting)
Interestingly, this isn’t the only “evil Santa” movie coming out this year. We’ve also go Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale, which looks equally ridiculous and awesome: