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Laser Blast: DIAL CODE SANTA CLAUS (1989)
December 20, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm EST
DIAL CODE SANTA CLAUS (1989)
Dir. René Manzor
Cast: Louis Ducreux, Brigitte Fossey, Patrick Floersheim
Runtime: 87 min
7:30 PM – PRE-SHOW
8:00 PM – FEATURE
“The best holiday horror movie you’ve never seen.” – Kristy Puchko, SYFY WIRE
On a wintery Christmas Eve, a young boy does battle with a sinister home invader dressed as Santa Claus, using his wits and homespun weapons to survive the night. Only don’t expect head-bonking pratfalls and goofy slapstick, this is the film HOME ALONE has nightmares about.
Painted with the moody colour scheme of an Italian horror film and shot with the stylish wide-angle panache of a Terry Gilliam picture that’s dripping with the intensity of a Texas Chainsaw Massacre, DIAL CODE SANTA CLAUS (aka as DEADLY GAMES, GAME OVER and 3615 CODE PERE NOEL) is a one of a kind slice of Yuletide Terror that was unfairly buried in the snows of obscurity for decades.
The Laser Blast Film Society was proud to champion the film during our 2nd season of programming three years ago, and are thrilled to bring the film back to The Royal Cinema for the holidays, and this time, courtesy of the American Genre Film Archive) as an eye-popping 2K digital restoration! Just don’t bring the kids – unless you want to take them home wearing a thousand yard stare.