Not Rated | | Horror
A horror film that depicts St. Nicholas as a murderous bishop who kidnaps and murders children when there is a full moon on December 5.
Upon release the movie poster proved to be very controversial. Various organizations of concerned parents tried to boycott the poster, which features an image of a 'zombie St. Nicolas' as opposed to the friendly St. Nicolas the people in The Netherlands are used to. Dutch director Johan Nijenhuis became the spokesperson for the movement that tried to boycott the poster and he even went to court, claiming the poster would damage the festive season and cause trauma with young children.
The buildings in the prologue are reconstructions of medieval town buildings from the 12th to 14th century, yet there doesn't seem to be any walls or gates, as Niklas and his gang enter the settlement unhindered, implying it to be a small village. A medieval Dutch village wouldn't have had narrow streets with narrow, high houses, while a proper town would have been far better protected.
$109,000 (Belgium) (14 November 2010)
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