It's Christmas Eve, and young Tyler (Dylan Kento Curtis) is about as
excited as a boy his age would be - after all, Santa's (James Salsman)
coming tomorrow. So he takes his parents' (Alli George, Adam Cabrera)
advice very seriously to go to sleep, after all "he knows when you're
awake." But once asleep, he only has nightmares of Santa killing mom
and dad and then coming after him. After all, what if Santa's not in a
good mood this year?
A bit of a different take on holiday
movies, Santa is quite successful at picking up on the rather
creepy anachronisms of Christmas and turning them into a quite creepy but
also darkly humourous little movie. And a genre savvy direction as well as
a very capable cast bring this alive rather splendidly.
Well worth a
look, especially once you've grown tired of the holiday season ...