Christmas Evil Reviews
Eventually the factory toy-maker is pushed too far and he decides to takes things into his own hands. Blood is spilled, gifts are given, and the white van with a Christmas sleigh painted on it, flies off into the moonlight.
Not very well acted, but the story is actually pretty decent. Harry is actually sympathetic and likable.
Christmas Evil is basically William Lustig's Maniac, only the maniac in this movie is all about Christmas and Santa Claus. This movie is light on bloodshed and kills, and instead showcases the main character's descent into madness as he hopes to become Santa Claus and bring out the true spirit of Christmas. The lead, Brandon Maggart, does a commendable job and he keeps things interesting throughout. He is convincing, especially when he puts on the suit and beard. Despite him being mentally deranged you find yourself caring about what happens to him. His intentions are seemingly good, even if deranged.
The ending (which I can't even believe I forgot about after my first viewing) is hilarious and dumb, but somehow perfect for this movie. It needed to end on some sort of bang and this ending is one of those "Christmas miracle" endings you see in lots of Christmas movies. This is a true Christmas horror movie. This isn't Black Christmas, P2, or Silent Night, Deadly Night where it's just a basic slasher that takes place on Christmas. Christmas Evil is a Christmas movie first and a horror movie second. That's why I would say this is the best Christmas horror movie out there and is worth watching for those who enjoy these kinds of movies.
Such a bizarre ending, it's worth the watch for the last ten minutes alone, and the John Waters commentary is a lot of fun to listen to as well.
Worth a rental at the very least.
VERDICT: "In The Zone" - [Mixed Reaction] These kinds of movies are usually movies that had some good things, but some bad things kept it from being amazing. This rating says buy an ex-rental or a cheap price of the DVD to own. If you consider cinema, ask for people's opinion on the film. (Films that are rated 2.5 or 3 stars)