DON’T OPEN TILL CHRISTMAS
Director: Edmund Purdom Run Time: 86 min. Release Year: 1984
Starring: Alan Lake, Belinda Mayne, Edmund Purdom, Gerry Sundquist, Mark Jones
Whatever you do, DON’T OPEN TILL CHRISTMAS. An unsung 1980s holiday slayride from the makers of PIECES, this unhinged slasher follows a psychopath as they slaughter anyone who’s unlucky enough to be dressed like Santa Claus during the holiday season. The twisted maniac dishes out stabbings, gunshots, a castration (!), and even burns the face of a poor Saint Nick while he’s roasting chestnuts. A fascinating and endlessly entertaining sleazefest, DON’T OPEN TILL CHRISTMAS is infamous for its shocking gore scenes and gratuitous synth-jam performance from horror icon Caroline Munro (DRACULA A.D. 1972, MANIAC). Newly restored from the original 35mm camera negative!