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Caesar and Otto's Deadly Xmas -- Caesar and his half brother Otto take on duties as Santa and his elf. However, the bodies begin to pile up when a fellow store Santa (CKY's Deron Miller) develops a vendetta against them, and he soon turns Caesar's list of Dinner guests into a list of Xmas-inspired victims!

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Director:
Writers:
Dave Campfield (creator)
Dave Campfield (screenplay)
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Tagline:
Tis the Season To Be Screaming
Plot:
Caesar and his half brother Otto take on duties as Santa and his elf. However, the bodies begin to pile... See more » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
1 win & 4 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Vaudeville Humor Makes A Comeback ... Just in Bloody Time for the Holidays! See more (3 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
Dave Campfield ... Caesar
Paul Chomicki ... Otto
Deron Miller ... Demian

Ken MacFarlane ... Jerry

Linnea Quigley ... Donna Blackstone
Summer Ferguson ... Allison
Scott Aguilar ... Fred Denovio

Avi K. Garg ... Drew
Samantha Barrios ... Roberta Jenkins

Robin Ritter ... Doctor Helen
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Robert Beckler ... The Receptionist

Dawn Burdue ... Babs
Keith Bush ... Chief of Police

Davis Campbell ... Dan Cobin
Derek Crabbe ... Officer Winston

Devorah Lynne Dishington ... Mother Superior

Joe Estevez ... Joe

Paul Guay ... Snobby Professor
Mike Johansen ... Dr. Feel

Lloyd Kaufman ... Grandpa Denovio
Sibel Kipchak ... End Credits Girl

Aaron Miller ... Ozzy
Brendan Mitchell ... Water Boy
Jen Nikolaus
Joseph Orlando ... Edwin Tyndale

Kevan Peterson ... Charlie

Shawn C. Phillips ... Shawn

Ray Plumb ... Stan Sullivan

Debbie Rochon ... Kara

Felissa Rose
Brinke Stevens ... Sashi

Eric Svendsen ... Chapped Cop
Justin Stephon Trice ... Angry A.D.

Victoria Vertuga ... Heather

Brenna Gwyn Snowe ... Girlfriend on Phone (uncredited)

Robert Z'Dar ... Himself (uncredited)

Directed by
Dave Campfield 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Dave Campfield  creator
Dave Campfield  screenplay
Dave Campfield  story
Joe Randazzo  story

Produced by
Richard G. Calderon .... producer
Dave Campfield .... producer
Paul Chomicki .... executive producer
Summer Ferguson .... executive producer
Michelle Kessner .... consulting producer
Joe Randazzo .... producer
Robin Ritter .... producer
Christian Voss .... executive producer
 
Cinematography by
Joey Rassool 
 
Film Editing by
Dave Campfield 
 
Production Design by
Richard G. Calderon 
 
Sound Department
Joey Rassool .... sound mixer
 
Special Effects by
Richard G. Calderon .... special effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Joey Rassool .... gaffer
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Rick L. Blalock .... wardrobe assistant
 
Music Department
Avi K. Garg .... composer: additional music
 
Other crew
Justin Cook .... publicist
 
Thanks
Justin A. Martell .... thanks
Sean Steffen .... special thanks
Kevin Tenney .... thanks
 

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Also Known As:
"Deadly Xmas" - USA (informal English alternative title)
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Runtime:
83 min
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Trivia:
Summer Ferguson used her own car as Allison's car.See more »
Movie Connections:
Spoofs Black Christmas (1974)See more »
Soundtrack:
Kill Them AllSee more »

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If Caesar and Otto are brothers, then why do they look so different?
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2 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Vaudeville Humor Makes A Comeback ... Just in Bloody Time for the Holidays!, 18 November 2013
Author: ncc1205 (trekscribbler@yahoo.com) from Phoenix, AZ

Despite what some might have you believe, comedy is a fairly personal experience. I've said it before: what one person finds funny isn't necessarily what another person finds funny. As a result, it's an increasingly difficult narrative to tap … that is unless you're willing to go backward in time to go with what's been tried and true for years. Shtick. Some folks will call it slapstick. Others will call it bloated wordplay or puns. Whatever it is, it works, and that's what's at the heart of CAESAR & OTTO'S DEADLY XMAS. Yes, some of its bloody. Sure, some of it's a bit gruesome. But it's all done in the spirit of "getting a laugh." On that front, the film works just fine.

(NOTE: The following review will contain minor spoilers necessary solely for the discussion of plot and characters. If you're the type of reader who prefers a review entirely spoiler-free, then I'd encourage you to skip down to the last three paragraphs for my final assessment. If, however, you're accepting of a few modest hints at 'things to come,' then read on …)

From the slipcase: "Caesar and his half-brother Otto take on duties at Xmas Enterprises as Santa and his elf. However, the bodies begin to pile up when a fellow store Santa (CKY's Deron Miller) develops a vendetta against them, and he soon turns Caesar's list of cancelled Thanksgiving Dinner guests into a list of Xmas-inspired victims! A cross between Scary Movie and Silent Night Deadly Night, C&O's Deadly Xmas takes the Christmas slasher into all new gruesome and hilarious territory."

There's really no reason to spend all that much time dissecting DEADLY XMAS. This is cinema shtick meant for folks who enjoy cinema shtick. While I'll be the first to admit it may not be what I find all that funny, I certainly would never begrudge anyone who enjoys it. There's plenty in here to smile about; and, if it's laughs you're looking for, then I've no doubt you'll find 'em. Much of it is fairly traditional vaudeville style humor – some of the jokes you can see coming a mile away not because of the script predictability, per se, but because it's a natural part and parcel of characters like this. Odds are, if you've fond antics funny before, then you'll find them funny again.

The characters of Caesar & Otto are the creation of Dave Campfield and Joe Randazzo. Campfield is one of the film's stars (Caesar himself), so there's no one who knows his misadventures better.

And don't miss scream queen Linnea Quigley in a clever bit for laughs … just in time for the holidays!

CAESAR & OTTO'S DEADLY XMAS (2012) is produced by Wild Eye Releasing and Fourth Horizon Cinema. DVD distribution is being handled by MVD Visual, A Division of MVD Entertainment Group. As for the technical specifications? Well, this is an independent feature, so it looks and sounds about as well as the next indie feature you'll likely see today – audio was a bit muffled at times, probably due to production restraints, but it wasn't all that distracting. As for special features? Dave Campfield and his band of lunatics have ponied up a veritable bonanza for fans: there are three separate commentary tracks; a behind-the- scenes documentary; some alternate scenes; and three (count 'em!) short films that'll likely bring you equal laughs and smiles. Seriously, it's a nice collection, clearly put together by folks who love what they do.

RECOMMENDED. Look, if slapstick is your thing, then you're likely to love CAESAR & OTTO'S DEADLY XMAS. If you even just like fairly broad comic shtick, then you'll probably like it. To be honest, it just isn't my thing – never has been. I tend to like humor a bit different than the average THREE STOOGES' short, but I don't begrudge anyone his or her particular chuckles. Writer/director/star Dave Campfield has a particular eye and ear for this particular comedy, and it probably plays well to most in the audiences; his script is always smart – though perhaps a bit predictable – but, as indie fare goes, there's nothing wrong with it. Turn off your brain and enjoy the holidays, folks … even if it's a bit bloodier than the one you had last year!

In the interests of fairness, I'm pleased to disclose that the fine folks at MVD Visual provided me with a DVD copy of CAESAR & OTTO'S DEADLY XMAS by request for the expressed purposes of completing this review.

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