One of the great Santa slasher films is Lewis Jackson’s Christmas Evil. A young boy witnesses Santa feeling his mom up. He grows up with the overwhelming, psychotic desire to decide and act upon his very own naughty and nice list. His plan is to be abundantly generous to the ‘nice’, and to terrorize the ‘naughty’. The Christmas spirit, corrupted. This is the year that you do not want to be on the naughty list.
As should be expected from the very title of it, this film is full of the cheesy goodness that horror geeks want out of the 80’s. Strangely enough, the film pulls off that little bit of seasonal drama that the classic mainstream Christmas movies have, but tailored for the horror fan. Great cheesy gore and a psycho Santa are the elements that you won’t find in Miracle on 34th Street, so why settle for non-violent holiday films when you can watch Christmas Evil?