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Game Over (1989)
"3615 code Père Noël" (original title)

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Thomas (as Alain Musy)
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Thomas, a very intelligent and resourceful child, is left alone with his beloved and fragile granddad on Christmas Eve, when a psychopath dressed as Santa Claus breaks into their mansion and starts chasing them. Thomas will do whatever he can to save himself and his granddad, leaving much of his childhood innocence behind. Written by DupontavecunT

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Sweet and smart - with a psycho Santa
21 January 2012 | by (Sweden) – See all my reviews

I remember seeing stills of this movie as a kid in French horror magazine "Mad Movies". It was rather puzzling to see this kid dressed as Rambo, with war paint on and the whole (plastic) gear, among the usually gore-filled pages. I saw it for the first time a few years later, I was maybe 13 or 14, and found it entertaining. Just that.

Now in my 30s, seeing it for the 2nd time, I appreciated it a lot more. Of course, it's now flawless. It's rather dated, mostly because of the supposedly innovative technology proudly displayed like the infamous minitel (French pride!)...

Yet it's good. What surprised me the most was the actors' performances. They were all rather convincing, especially the kid and the psycho. Then I also found the direction and photography to be quite polished up. More than once I ended up telling myself "this looks genuinely good".

It's not really horror - don't expect blood and gore - but rather a thriller and it succeeds quite well in creating tension.

What I also liked was the story itself, how the kid retains his innocent behaviour despite being confronted to a dreadful situation and being forced to act as a grown-up. I also liked the fact that his relation with his granddad is touching without being soppy or overemotional.

I'm not saying this is a masterpiece but being one the very few efforts at thriller/horror from France in the 80s, it's worth tracking down. It still hasn't be released as a DVD, not even in France. Shame.


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