DIAL CODE SANTA CLAUS

Showings

Chauncey -Theater 2 Wed, Dec 18 10:00 PM
Series Info
Series:Late Shift at the Grindhouse
Film Info
Rating:Not Rated
Runtime:87 minutes
Director:Rene Manzor (The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: Passion for Life)
Year Released:1989
Production Country:France
Language:French with English subtitles

Description

Wednesdays get weird when Late Shift hosts Ross Meyer, Joe Derderian and Aaron Holmgren dig up low-budget b-movies, horror and gore-fests, and camp classics for your viewing pleasure. Buy your ticket and take a ride in our Time Machine! Punch in and earn a bonus! $3 Big Grove Boomtown Ale tallboys and $2 small popcorn! PLUS -- special custom trash trailer reel curated by Ross with cheap swag and prize giveaways!


WINNER: Best Film - Fantafestival 1990


"Plays like a blend of classic Amblin and a grindhouse nightmare. To say 'this shit is nuts' would be an understatement."
- Jacob Hall, SlashFilm

"Beautifully shot and crazed enough to keep you on your toes, this is a film that'd have a bigger cult following if more viewers actually had the chance to see it." - Nathaniel Thompson, Mondo Digital

"This is really entertaining stuff - tense, weird and occasionally darkly comedic." - Ian Jane, Rock Shock Pop

Previously only available on VHS bootlegs - and a huge audience smash at Fantastic Fest 2019 - Dial Code Santa Claus (aka Deadly Games and 3615 Code Pere Noel) is an enormous discovery. Made a year before Home Alone (which, suspiciously, has almost the same plot), Dial Code is way more stylized and bloodier.

Thomas is a typical 1980s kid: he loves Rambo, computers, role-playing games and his dog. While mom's away at the office on Xmas Eve, Thomas and his grandfather are left home alone - perfect timing for a disgruntled, perverted, bloodthirsty Santa Claus to raid the home down the chimney. But Hell hath no fury like a mulleted ten-year-old with an arsenal of toys!

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