R | | Horror, Thriller
Little Billy witness his parents getting killed by Santa after being warned by his senile grandpa that Santa punishes those who are naughty. Now Billy is 18, and out of the orphanage, and he has just become Santa, himself.
Many of the kill scenes were directed by editor Michael Spence, due to director Charles E. Sellier Jr. being uncomfortable with handling the gore-heavy parts of the film.
And a "Ho Ho Ho", I don't get enough of this shit on the radio, it has to come into my store now, ha hah ha.
Killer Santa: What's the matter, you don't like Santa Claus?
Mr. Levitt: Well, it's good for business, bad for my stomach. It's a lot of phony sentiment, you know ...
Mr. Levitt: ...
Andy confronts Billy on the change in his attitude during the holiday season, since he began working at the store "two months ago", which presumes Billy started working in the summer or fall. The film established earlier that Billy was hired in the spring.
The Anchor Bay DVD and Blu-ray releases splices in the gore footage with the theatrical print making it the most complete version containing all of the gore and nudity.
$1,432,800 (USA) (11 November 1984)
$2,491,460 (USA) (18 November 1984)
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