Mac Bell’s got something a little naughty this season. Come on in and join us at the Greeley Grindhouse on Tuesday, December 17th for a showing of the holiday slasher classic: CHRISTMAS EVIL (1980). Show starts at 7:20 PM.
Christmas Evil, also known as “You Better Watch Out” and “Terror in Toyland”, is a 1980 film considered obscure, but with a cult following.
This film was previously released as “You Better Watch Out”. Though not as popular, predates the horror film “Silent Night, Deadly Night”, in which a deranged man goes on a murderous rampage dressed up as Santa Claus.
What’s this movie about you ask? Christmas Eve – 1947 little Harry catches his mother being groped by his father, who is dressed up as Santa. Heartbroken, the child then rushes up to the attic and cuts his hand with a shard of glass from a shattered snow globe.
Thirty-three years later, an adult Harry works a lousy job at Jolly Dreams toy factory, and in his personal life has dedicated his time to become the next true Santa Clause. He sleeps in a Santa costume, and his apartment overflows with Christmas toys and décor. He uses binoculars to spy on neighborhood children to see if they have been ‘bad or good’ and adds their names in his “Bad Boys & Girls” book.
It’s not long before Harry realizes that people generally consider him a “schmuck” and is constantly made fun of by others bringing on a complete nervous breakdown. He is now convinced that he truly is Santa Claus, and the mayhem begins!
Stay tuned for twists, turns and plot blunders as Santa seeks revenge on all the naughty “boys and girls”.
Have a great week and we’ll see ya there!