Starring: Krystal Stevenson, Jason Barnes, Jeff Samford
Eversince Billy grabbed that axe in Silent Night Deadly Night, the notoriety of having one of your lovable childhood figures turned deadly with much sleaze and grit had became a staple sub-type for the slasher sub-genre. Some recreation worked, with the likes of Santa Slay, Finland's Rare Export and the Dutch entry Sint proved to be a worthy addition, and then there's the suicide inducing ineptness like Satan Claws.
Now, here we have Psycho Santa, an early 2000 entry to the ever growing tirade of ho-ho-homicidal jolly fat men; told in a series of flashbacks by an ordinary guy to his girlfriend as they drive to a Christmas party, the movie follows a chronologically jumbled story about a deformed man who, after a home invasion attempt done by two robbers unknowingly released him from his captivity, goes to a killing spree in the woods and to any nearby houses while dressed up as Santa Claus. It's a plot-less movie for that matter, feeling more like a collection of murder scenes with varying level of bloodshed and workability, as the low-budget trappings of the film shows from time to time.
What it does do worthwhile, however, is that it had this bearable direction that goes so well with the film's lack of proper budget. Nothing most of you can relate to, but the way the film narrates itself felt a lot like that of someone sharing a good urban legend and passing it off to a friend as something true. I'm a sucker to those kinds of stories so there's a bit of personal taste thrown into this. Sadly, this could have been pulled off a lot better if they got a bigger budget for the murder scenes as they are the only thing holding this film together.
1 female found dismembered
2 female mentioned dismembered
1 blind female drowned in a bathtub
1 male killed, method unnown
1 male stabbed on the eye with a candycane prop
1 male stabbed with a candycane prop
1 female killed with machete
1 male throat with with machete
1 boy killed with machete
1 female stabbed on the chest with machete
1 male found decapitated
1 male burned to death
1 male killed