Elves (1989)

PG-13  |   |  Horror  |  1989 (USA)
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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 ...
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Allen Lee ...
Dr. Fitzgerald
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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 <moretti@master.ceat.okstate.edu>

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They don't work for Santa anymore!




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Elves - Das Monster des Grauens  »

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Kirsten: [after catching her brother spying on her] I'm your fucking sister.
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This plastic elf that scoots around and can't close its mouth means business. . .no really, he does
12 February 1999 | by (Phoenix, AZ) – See all my reviews

This is one of the greatest bad horror films I've ever seen, and I've seen plenty. Mr. Grizzly Adams chain smokes in every scene, and the elf creature can barely move (always a great way to achieve that "menacing" ambiance). I ask you, with lines like "Santa said oral," and "You're not a detective anymore, you're Santa," how can you go wrong. My brother-in-law and I laughed through this entire film, and they were belly laughs, believe me. At one point old Grizzly, looking around in the dark for the elf (who is literally right in front of him) is forced to actually look *over* the thing to make the scene believable. At another point, the little brother asks if everything is going to be alright. His big sister replies "No Billy. Gramps is a Nazi." I know you guys must think I'm spoiling the film, but trust me, there's plenty, plenty, plenty more where that came from. For example, the elf tries to dig in the dirt, but because it's basically just a lump of plastic, its hands just sort of brush around in the dirt helplessly. Aliens it ain't, but Elves rocks just the same, and rocks hard. My grade: A

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