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Santa's Slay (2005)

Santa Claus is actually a demon who lost a bet with an Angel, so he becomes the giver of toys and happiness. But when the bet is off, he returns to his evil ways.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bill Goldberg ... Santa
Douglas Smith ... Nicolas Yuleson
Emilie de Ravin ... Mary 'Mac' Mackenzie (as Emilie De Ravin)
Robert Culp ... Grandpa
Dave Thomas ... Pastor Timmons
Saul Rubinek ... Mr. Green
Rebecca Gayheart ... Gwen Mason
Chris Kattan ... Jason Mason
Fran Drescher ... Virginia Mason
Alicia Lorén Alicia Lorén ... Beth Mason
Annie Sorell Annie Sorell ... Taylor Mason (as Annie M. Sorell)
Donna Zuk Donna Zuk ... Mrs. Talbot
Scott Francis Gibson Scott Francis Gibson ... S.W.N.D.S.U. Place Kicker
Kevin Gillese ... Disgruntled Youth
Don Bland Don Bland ... Bouncer (as Donald Bland)
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Storyline

Bill Goldberg plays the devil's son who lost a wager with an angel and was forced to spend 1000 years playing Santa, but now the wager of that time has run out, and good old Santa isn't so joyful anymore. He makes up for lost time and starts to kill people. Written by Austin4577@aol.com

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He's making a list... pray you're not on it. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Fantasy | Horror

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16 | See all certifications »

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Country:

Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 October 2005 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

El verdadero Santa See more »

Filming Locations:

Alberta, Canada See more »

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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The old book that explains the origin of Santa Claus is written in Icelandic. Some believe that parts of the Santa mythos are taken from Norse legends. See more »

Quotes

Mr. Green: Here you go.
[hands Mrs Talbot her sandwich]
Mr. Green: And have a very happy holiday there Mrs Talbot.
Mrs. Talbot: Don't use that political language shit with me, it's Christmas so wish me merry Christmas?
Mr. Green: I'm sorry. Merry christmas Mrs Talbot
Mrs. Talbot: Thank you... now go fuck yourself. What a fucking whore.
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Christmas Belle
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A Badder Santa Than 'Bad Santa'.. But Only Because He's A Demon.
26 October 2005 | by BigHardcoreRedSee all my reviews

Santa's Slay is a horror/holiday movie. I do not think I have heard of a horror movie starring Santa Claus and, while it is not necessarily a bad idea, there is a reason it is straight-to-video. With that in mind, this was better than I would have thought.

It seems as if Santa Claus (Bill Goldberg) is actually a demon who lost a bet to an angel. Because of the bet, Santa now had to be nice and deliver gifts to the children of the world for 1000 years. It turns out that last year was year one thousand and now Santa is pretty upset and taking it out on innocent families.

Nicholas (Douglas Smith) is a teenager who has taken after his grandfather and is not particularly fond of the Christmas holidays. Soon, it is revealed to Nicholas how Santa came about by his grandfather. Since Santa has, for some reason, targeted Nicholas, he and his girlfriend, Mary (Emilie de Ravin), take it upon themselves to destroy the Christmas demon.

Goldberg was a unique choice to play Santa Claus. He is not exactly what I would expect in a Santa Claus but it turns out to be a great decision. Turns out Santa is buff and resembles a biker. Also, his "reindeer" is played by a buffalo and looks pretty bad ass. It matches Goldberg perfectly.

Some of the special effects were pretty cool and just as many were pretty hokey. I wish directors would not even consider the blue/green screen as an option if you plan on making a decent movie.

Basically, you already know if this is the type of movie for you. If you liked movies such as Uncle Sam, Frost or any other B-Movie that is similarly cheesy, then you will most likely enjoy Santa's Slay, too. If you are the type of person that finds faults in any movie and are hard to please, then skip it. It won't be worth your time. 6.5/10


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