Midnights: Christmas Evil
308 Bedford Ave., Williamsburg
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“The greatest Christmas movie ever made.” – John Waters
Possibly the first film to feature a killer dressed up as Santa Claus – it predates Silent Night, Deadly Night – Christmas Evil has developed a cult following over the years for its tightrope act, delicately balancing the absurdity of its premise with penchant social commentary.
In suburban New Jersey, on Christmas Eve 1947, young Harry sees his mother being sexually groped by his father, who is dressed up as Santa. Mentally scarred from the experience, he suffers a nervous breakdown after being belittled at work, and embarks on a Yuletide killing spree.
Dir. Lewis Jackson. 1980. 100 min.Buy tickets/get more info now