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Elves (1989)

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A young woman discovers that she is the focus of an evil nazi experiment involving selective breeding and summoned elves, an attempt to create a race of supermen. She and two of her friends... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Julie Austin ...
Deanna Lund ...
Kirsten's Mother
Borah Silver ...
Kirsten's Grandfather
Mansell Rivers-Bland ...
Christopher Graham ...
Laura Lichstein ...
Stacey Dye ...
Winter Monk ...
Jeff Austin ...
Allen Lee ...
Dr. Fitzgerald
Paul Rohrer ...
Professor O'Conner
Hugh Reed
Michael Herst ...
Sgt. DeSoto


A young woman discovers that she is the focus of an evil nazi experiment involving selective breeding and summoned elves, an attempt to create a race of supermen. She and two of her friends are trapped in a department store with an elf, and only Dan Haggerty, as the renegade loose-cannon Santa Claus, can save them. Written by Martin Moretti <>

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They don't work for Santa anymore!




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One Of The Most Under-rated Movies - Of Any Genre - Of All Time
6 May 2006 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Tastes are subjective, but I have to admit I was floored to see how low this movie scored. "Elves" took what, it could be argued, should be a crippling concept - the Nazis were working on biogenetic monsters during the WWII era. Dormant until now, one has awakened and the homicidal rampager is mistaken for one of Santa's elves, of all things!

  • and actually managed to come out a fun, fully engaging and sexy blast
of a monster movie. The fact that there was only one monster was never a minus for me; the concept was that there was a multitude still dormant, and I just expected the big numbers would turn up in the sequel that I anxiously awaited for years until realizing that, alas, a sequel was only slightly more likely than a follow-up for Cutting Class (another direct-to-video horror movie from the era that towered above most of its peers). The effects, while somewhat restrained by a low budget, are nowhere near lacking enough to be distracting; there were likable characters in the show; and - again like Cutting Class - the cast could act. While not exactly the mostly intensely realistic horror movie, that fact adds up to fun in this case, not insulting campiness. Has some humor but is not a comedy. Definitely one I'd urge horror fans not to pass up, that is if you can find a copy; it's yet another of horror's obscure gems yet to receive a DVD release.

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