Review: My Name Is Kris Kringle (2010, Short)

Fangoria‘s online arm gave visitors a ‘Christmas gift’ this year, an exclusive short movie produced by Robert Galluzzo (The Psycho Legacy) and written/directed by Drew Daywalt (didn’t know his work until this).

What drew me to My Name Is Kris Kringle was a killer santa role played by R.A. Mihailoff – Leatherface in Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3! As a fan of Silent Night, Deadly Night, To All A Good Night and the like I’ve been patiently waiting for the return of the santa slasher film (sorry, I couldn’t get through five minutes of Santa’s Slay).

My Name Is Kris Kringle didn’t deliver on the setup.

This is a good thing.

Let me explain…

When the slasher (carrying a decapitated head) is apprehended by police in the very first minute, every killer santa template goes out the window. The remainder of this roughly 10-minute short takes place in the copshop, and builds to an utterly chilling twist carried completely by dialogue.

In summary, this was a complete 180 from what I expected  – an anti-slasher slasher.

At time of writing, My Name Is Kris Kringle can be viewed on the Fango homepage.

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