DIAL CODE SANTA CLAUS
Director: René Manzor Run Time: 87 min. Release Year: 1990 Language: French
Starring: Alain Lalanne, Brigitte Fossey, François-Eric Gendron, Louis Ducreux, Patrick Floersheim
“Plays like a blend of classic Amblin and a grindhouse nightmare.” — Jacob Hall, SlashFilm
Previously only available via VHS bootlegs and a huge audience slayer since its debut at Fantastic Fest, DIAL CODE SANTA CLAUS (aka 3615 CODE PÈRE NOËL and DEADLY GAMES) is your new favorite holiday slayride. Thomas is a typical 1980s kid: he loves computers, role-playing games, and his dog. While mom is away at the office on Christmas 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! Made a year before HOME ALONE, the French-made DIAL CODE SANTA CLAUS has almost the same plot — only filled with more style, bloodshed, and Rambo references.
Restoration courtesy of René Manzor and the American Genre Film Archive.