Stalking Santa (2007)
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Critic Reviews for Stalking Santa
Remember Conspiracy Theory? Mel Gibson would've made a perfect Lloyd Darrow. Plus, you know he believes in Santa Claus.
Audience Reviews for Stalking Santa
[center][font=Times New Roman][size=4][color=white][img]http://www.idahofilmfestival.com/2007festival/2007films/stalkingsanta/stalkingsanta_poster.jpg[/img][/color][/size][/font][/center] [font=Times New Roman][size=4][color=white]Summary (from IMDB): In this offbeat comedy, self-proclaimed "Santologist" Dr. Lloyd Darrow (Chris Clark) will stop at nothing to take on government conspiracy, corporate supression and phony mall Santas--all in pursuit of the world's oldest yuletide enigma.[/color][/size][/font] [center][img]http://www.ericdsnider.com/images/stalkingsanta.JPG[/img][/center] [font=Times New Roman][size=4][color=white]Alright, I'm gonna keep this short. Basically, this is a decently funny family mockumentary about whether Santa Claus actually exists. There were some genuinely funny moments, but overall it was kind of dull. Not bad for a little-known Christmas family movie. I wouldn't watch it again, but it wasn't bad for one watch.[/color][/size][/font]
Now THIS is the definition of a fun movie. Basically, we have a "mockumentary", one done in the comedic vein as opposed to the darker tone of say, Blair Witch. Two men, the entirety of TERD - Tangible Evidence, Real Discoveries (and that's pronounced "teerd!") are on a mission to uncover the truth about the existence of Father Christmas himself. Fortean enthusiasts such as myself (those with an affinity for the bizarre and unknown) will get more out of this as Dr. Darrow links Santa Claus to the Roswell Incident and even unveils very "sasquatch-esque" video footage of the jolly one! ...really, the film is NOT real. Rather it's a very clever and fun film, very similar in style to fellow spoof-mocku "The Incident at Loch Ness". The writers actually take the time to explore how Darrow's obsession with Santa affects his family . Stalking Santa is definately not for everyone...it's a strange film wtih a cheeky, subtle sense of humor. But the end result is just a goofy, humorous and undeniably fun idea for a film. William Shater does great as the narrator as well. A good watch for fans of mocku-spoofs or even cryptozoologists who can find the humor, sarcasm and psuedo-satire hidden beneath it's off-kilter surface. Be sure to visit www.terd.org!
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