Christmas Evil (You Better Watch Out) (1980)
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Release Date: Nov 1, 1980 Limited
Average Rating: 2.7/5
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He sees you when you're sleeping, he knows when you're awake, and it's best not to get on his bad side in this quirky thriller that's gained a loyal cult following. Harry Straddling (Brandon Maggart) was traumatized as a child, when late at night on Christmas Eve, he walked into the family living room and saw his father, dressed as Santa Claus, having sex with his mother. Now grown to adulthood, Harry is malignly obsessed with the holiday season, particularly the myths of Santa Claus; he works
Nov 1, 1980 Limited
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Harry is played... with the kind of range & intensity more usually associated with De Niro's Travis Bickle or Joe Spinell's Frank Zito than with the blankly cartoonish Jasons, Michaels & Freddies who would come to dominate the mainstream slashers.
The film is noted for starting a sub-genre of the jolly St. Nick as a psycho slasher killer.
Even before "Halloween," there was "Black Christmas."
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