Christmas Evil

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"Better Watch Out... Better Not Cry... Or You May DIE!"
  • R
  • 1980
  • 1 hr 40 min
  • 5.5  (8,503)

Christmas Evil is a 1980 horror movie, also known as You better watch out, directed by Lewis Jackson. The movie stars Brandon Maggart, Jeffrey DeMunn, and Dianne Hull in the lead roles. The film begins with Harry Stadling, played by Brandon Maggart, as a young boy who loves Christmas, especially Santa Claus. His parents don't believe in Christmas, and they spoil Harry's Christmas, making him question his existence. Harry grows up to become a toymaker and lives an ordinary life, but Christmas continues to be his obsession. Harry is infatuated with the idea of becoming Santa Claus, and he revolves his life around it.

The movie portrays Harry as a lonely and misunderstood character, with society not accepting him due to his odd behavior. Harry develops a twisted sense of justice when he seeks revenge on people who he perceives as naughty. On Christmas Eve, Harry dresses up as Santa Claus, and instead of spreading joy to the children, he goes on a killing spree, punishing those who he deems immoral. Jeffery DeMunn plays Phil, Harry's younger brother, who knows about Harry's Santa Claus obsession but does not pay much attention to it. Dianne Hull plays Jackie, Harry's co-worker, who Harry yearns for but gets rejected due to his strange behavior.

The film explores Harry's psyche and the mental chaos that he goes through, which finally pushes him over the edge. The portrayal of Harry's character is what sets Christmas Evil apart from other Christmas horror movies. The movie is not just about Santa Claus going on a rampage, but it is a commentary on an individual's mental state and how society treats people who are perceived as different.

The movie's climax takes place on Christmas morning when Harry finally achieves his dream of becoming Santa Claus, and it leads to a dramatic finale. The film has a dark and eerie atmosphere, amplified by the Christmas setting, which makes the murders all the more shocking.

The movie's soundtrack is also noteworthy, as it has a hauntingly beautiful score by Carl Zittrer. The film's cinematography is impressive, capturing the Christmas spirit and the horror simultaneously.

Overall, Christmas Evil is not your typical slasher movie, but it is a superb psychological horror movie that explores the dark side of Christmas in a unique and compelling way. The movie is not for the faint of heart, as the violence is intense, but it is a must-watch for horror enthusiasts who appreciate a well-crafted film with stellar performances.

Christmas Evil is a 1980 drama with a runtime of 1 hour and 40 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.5.

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    5.5  (8,503)