Santa Claus is actually a demon who lost a bet with an Angel, so he becomes the giver of toys and happiness. But when the bet is off, he returns to his evil ways.




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Cast overview, first billed only:
Nicolas Yuleson
Mary 'Mac' Mackenzie (as Emilie De Ravin)
Pastor Timmons
Mr. Green
Gwen Mason
Jason Mason
Virginia Mason
Alicia Lorén ...
Beth Mason
Annie Sorell ...
Taylor Mason (as Annie M. Sorell)
Donna Zuk ...
Mrs. Talbot
Scott Francis Gibson ...
S.W.N.D.S.U. Place Kicker
Disgruntled Youth
Don Bland ...
Bouncer (as Donald Bland)


Bill Goldberg plays the devil's son who lost a wager with an angel and was forced to spend 1000 years playing Santa, but now the wager of that time has run out, and good old Santa isn't so joyful anymore. He makes up for lost time and starts to kill people. Written by

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Spreading holiday fear this Christmas. See more »


Comedy | Fantasy | Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, language and some sexuality/nudity | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

25 October 2005 (Canada)  »

Also Known As:

El verdadero Santa  »

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


This film was discussed on the December 2014 podcast of Laser Time Network's Cheap Popcast where hosts Dave Rudden and Chris Antista confirmed that all, if not most, of the leads of this film are Jewish. See more »


Santa Claus: [smirking while he's reading his list] Who's next?
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A Badder Santa Than 'Bad Santa'.. But Only Because He's A Demon.
26 October 2005 | by (Calimesa, California) – See all my reviews

Santa's Slay is a horror/holiday movie. I do not think I have heard of a horror movie starring Santa Claus and, while it is not necessarily a bad idea, there is a reason it is straight-to-video. With that in mind, this was better than I would have thought.

It seems as if Santa Claus (Bill Goldberg) is actually a demon who lost a bet to an angel. Because of the bet, Santa now had to be nice and deliver gifts to the children of the world for 1000 years. It turns out that last year was year one thousand and now Santa is pretty upset and taking it out on innocent families.

Nicholas (Douglas Smith) is a teenager who has taken after his grandfather and is not particularly fond of the Christmas holidays. Soon, it is revealed to Nicholas how Santa came about by his grandfather. Since Santa has, for some reason, targeted Nicholas, he and his girlfriend, Mary (Emilie de Ravin), take it upon themselves to destroy the Christmas demon.

Goldberg was a unique choice to play Santa Claus. He is not exactly what I would expect in a Santa Claus but it turns out to be a great decision. Turns out Santa is buff and resembles a biker. Also, his "reindeer" is played by a buffalo and looks pretty bad ass. It matches Goldberg perfectly.

Some of the special effects were pretty cool and just as many were pretty hokey. I wish directors would not even consider the blue/green screen as an option if you plan on making a decent movie.

Basically, you already know if this is the type of movie for you. If you liked movies such as Uncle Sam, Frost or any other B-Movie that is similarly cheesy, then you will most likely enjoy Santa's Slay, too. If you are the type of person that finds faults in any movie and are hard to please, then skip it. It won't be worth your time. 6.5/10

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