Friday, December 18, 2015
DON'T OPEN TILL CHRISTMAS (1984)
This slasher flick from England reverses the more standard killer Santa Claus plot and has a killer going around hacking up anyone wearing a Santa, or Father Christmas, outfit. It has a little of everything you need in a movie like this including quite a castration, some bare boobs, exploding presents and quite a bit of blood. Caroline Munro shows up to sing and dance for us in one scene while a Santa has his faced hacked up. Edmund Purdom, who I know best from the classic stupid Italian slasher PIECES, plays a creepy Chief of Police here. While not the greatest slasher it does have a semi-giallo vibe which is cool and I do find myself watching this one around this time of year. This most likely because there's so few other halfway decent Christmas horror flicks to watch.
Cool poster! Woulda been cool if this actually happened in the movie: