I don’t want to screw the bird, I want to eat it. Darren Mason
Santa’s Slay (2005) is the truth about Santa Claus. Not really, but it’s one of the best Christmas horror movies I’ve seen in many years. Most of the scenes are cleverly filled with puns, including the character names. The opening takes place at a rich family’s Christmas dinner, and Santa comes to make all their Christmas wishes come true, including catching Fran Drescher’s hair on fire.
Santa’s moves are definitely WWE inspired, and there’s a reason for that. Bill Goldberg plays Santa in this delightful horror-comedy because nothing says Christmas like a Jewish Santa kicking ass. He’s on the way to Hell Township to take care of some unfinished business with an Angel. I thought it strange at first that they referred to what was pulling his slay as flying deer when it’s a Bison, but it fits perfectly with everything else in Santa’s Slay.
I found the backstory quite interesting and as believable as any; Santa = Anti-Christ. The Rudolph The Red Nose Reindeer stop motion animation was a nice addition to Santa’s Slay. There’s little gore, but the amount of violence makes up for it.
While Santa’s Slay isn’t the scariest horror film ever made, it’s a fun watch, and I give it 4 out of 5 Stars.