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Christmas Evil (1980)
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Christmas Evil (1980) Widely recognized as the best of the Christmas horror efforts, Christmas Evil is the story of a boy who loves Christmas. He is scarred as a boy when he learns that Santa is not real. Throughout the rest of his life, the toy-maker tries to make the Christmas spirit a reality. He becomes obsessed with the behavior of children and the quality of the toys he makes. When he is met with hypocrisy and cynicism, the resulting snap causes him to go on a yuletide killing spree to complete this dark comedic horror.

Movie Tagline:
You'd better take care...Santa is coming to town!

Also Known As:
You Better Watch Out

Title: Christmas Evil
Release Date: November , 1980
Runtime: 100 mins
Genre: Horror
All Genres: Horror, Thriller
Languages: English
Country: USA
Colors: Color
Sound: Mono
IMDB Rating: 3.9
Buried.com Rating: 4.9 - (Rate This Horror Movie at Buried.com)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With C

MPAA Rating: R

Lewis Jackson

Brandon Maggart ...Harry Stadling
Jeffrey DeMunn ...Philip Stadling
Dianne Hull ...Jackie Stadling
Andy Fenwick ...Dennis Stadling
Brian Neville ...Marc Stadling
Joe Jamrog ...Frank Stoller
Wally Moran ...Philip Stadling Jr.
Gus Salud ...Harry Stadling Jr.
Ellen McElduff ...Harry's mother
Brian Hartigan ...Harry's father
Peter Neuman ...Moss Garcia
Lance Holcomb ...Scotty Goodrich
Elizabeth Ridge ...Susie Lovett
Chris Browning ...Richie Sharp
Tyrone Holmes ...Frankie
Patricia Richardson ...Moss' mother
Scott McKay ...Mr. Fletcher
Peter Friedman ...Mr. Grosch
Owen Hollander ...Ben
Horace Bailey ...Jake
John Brockman ...Dr. Probst
Burt Kleiner ...Sol Wiseman
David Hughes ...Worker
Lloyd David Hart ...Tipsy worker
Francine Dumont ...Mrs. Fletcher
Pamela Enz ...Mrs. Gosch
William Robertson ...Guard
Sheila Anderson ...Nurse
Robert Ari ...Doctor
Philip Casnoff ...Ricardo Bouma

» [more cast members]

Pete Kameron
Burt Kleiner
Michael A. Levine

Lewis Jackson

More Movie Taglines:
  • You'd better take care...Santa is coming to town!
  • He'll sleigh you.
  • Better Watch Out... Better Not Cry... Or You May DIE!
Movie Quote(s):
  • Harry "Santa": You want it all... but you're no longer a child.
  • Harry "Santa": But if you're bad, then your name goes in the Bad Boys and Girls Book, and then I'll bring you something... horrible.
  • [last line after Harry gets away from the vigilante mob] Harry "Santa": But I heard him exclaim as he drove out of sight, "Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night."
Movie Trivia:
  • When Harry slips on the street running from the mob, he really did slip, and Lewis Jackson left it in the film.
  • Kathleen Turner was turned down for the role as Harry's sister-in-law.
  • SPOILER: While many people think Harry does in fact fly off at the end, he actually just drives off the bridge and kills himself. An explosion is heard, but people mistake it for the sound effects of Harry's brother rolling down the hill into boxes.
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