It’s Christmastime in London, and Santa Claus impersonators of all shapes and sizes are on the run from the deadly rampage of an unknown killer who’s targeting St. Nick in department stores, on street corners and at parties.
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Trashy and entertaining film that balances gallows humor and slasher-horror. The characters and story is not quite developed more than a simple sketch, yet it's a very quirky time. A 40 minute-point stalk scene of one of the Santas reminds one of the opening scene of Dario Argento's Tenebre in its build-up to the actual kill, yet most of the slash scenes lack suspense. All in all, this flick is a good merry prank.
Cut and paste. Don't Open Till Christmas clearly has bloody death scenes inserted post original tale. Troubled history obviously. This UK fluke rubs me the right way though, especially with that wax museum scene, two final (?) girls who never meet, bright bloody red death and a convoluted ending that may have lost a key component in its transition from script to film. Highly re-watchable.