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A toy factory worker, mentally scarred as a child upon learning Santa Claus is not real, suffers a nervous breakdown after being belittled at work, and embarks on a Yuletide killing spree.

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Harry Stadling
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Philip Stadling
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Jackie Stadling
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Dennis Stadling
Brian Neville ...
Marc Stadling
Joe Jamrog ...
Frank Stoller
Wally Moran ...
Philip Stadling Jr.
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Harry Stadling Jr.
Ellen McElduff ...
Harry's Mother
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Harry's Father
Peter Neuman ...
Moss Garcia
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Scotty Goodrich
Elizabeth Ridge ...
Susie Lovett
Chris Browning ...
Richie Sharp
Tyrone Holmes ...
Frankie
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Moss' Mother
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Mr. Fletcher
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Mr. Grosch
Owen Hollander ...
Ben
Horace Bailey ...
Jake
John Brockman ...
Dr. Probst
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Sol Wiseman
David Hughes ...
Worker
Lloyd David Hart ...
Tipsy Worker
Francine Dumont ...
Mrs. Fletcher
Pamela Enz ...
Mrs. Grosch
William Robertson ...
Guard
Sheila Anderson ...
Nurse
Robert Ari ...
Doctor
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Ricardo Bauma
Michael Klingher ...
Peter (as Michael Klinger)
Mark Chamberlin ...
Charles
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Binky
Lisa Sloan ...
Khaki
James Desmond ...
Man #1 (as Jim Desmond)
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Man #2
Jennifer Novtney ...
Little Girl
Audrey Matson ...
Woman
Danny Federici ...
Accordian Player
Arthur Bressler ...
Saxophone Player
John Scarangella ...
Drummer (as Jack Scarangella)
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Detective Gleason (as Ray Barry)
Sam Gray ...
Inspector Grella
Robert Lesser ...
Detective Gottleib (as Bobby Lesser)
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Young Man (as Will McMillan)
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Priest
Joan Jonas ...
Older Woman
Nancy Clark ...
Female Witness
T. Wellington Perkins ...
Black Santa
Jim Gagan ...
Santa #1 (as Jim Gagen)
Leib Lensky ...
Santa #2
James Gallagher ...
Santa #3
Hy Mencher ...
Older Man
Michael Gordon ...
Policeman
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Tom
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Theresa (as Ratanya Alda)
Kerry Broderick ...
Angelina
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Joe
Annette Kurek ...
Mary
Matthew Levine ...
Matthew
Marian Vitale ...
Mrs. Stoller
Carrie Steele ...
Daughter
Sam Samilari ...
Son (as Robert Samilari)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Annie Gagen ...
Dancer at Party (uncredited)
Lewis Jackson ...
Bartender at Christmas Office Party (uncredited)
Don Stitt ...
Dancer at Party (uncredited)

Directed by

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Lewis Jackson

Written by

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Lewis Jackson ... (written by)

Produced by

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Pete Kameron ... producer
Burt Kleiner ... producer
Michael A. Levine ... associate producer (as Michael Levine)
Jerald Rubinstein ... executive producer (as Jerold Rubenstein)

Music by

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Don Christensen
Joel Harris
Julia Heyward

Cinematography by

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Ricardo Aronovich ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Linda Leeds
Corky O'Hara

Editorial Department

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Miguel Chivite ... assistant editor
Lianne Halfon ... post-production coordinator
Gilberto Costa Nunes ... assistant editor
Angelo Russo ... color grader

Production Design by

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Lorenzo Mans

Art Direction by

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Roberta Neiman

Costume Design by

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Deirdre N. Williams ... (as Deirdre Williams)

Makeup Department

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Lyzanne Goodson ... make up
Francine McGivern ... hair (as Francine McGiven)
Eileen Schaeffer ... assistant make up

Production Management

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Graham Place ... production manager
Mark Silverman ... unit manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Karen Miller Ehrlich ... third assistant director (as Karen Ehrlich)
Deborah Reinisch ... second assistant director

Art Department

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H. Aoki ... artwork (as H. Aoki)
Pam Budz ... storyboard artist
Bob Craft ... assistant props
Marc Donnenfeld ... props (as Mark Donnenfeld)
Kevin Dowd ... assistant props
Tom Eaton ... set construction
Sylvette Engel ... artwork
Barbara Fleischer ... artwork
Jeffrey Garney ... props
Joan Herder ... assistant props
Marty Riggleman ... assistant art director
Christopher Santoro ... artwork: Jolly Dream Santa Poster
Will Scheck ... props (as William Scheck)
Sam Swope ... assistant props

Sound Department

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Cari Comart ... sound editor
Margaret Crimmins ... sound editor (as Margie Crimmins)
Rick Dior ... re-recording engineer
Phyllis Fernandez ... associate sound editor
Chat Gunter ... sound mixer
Bernard Hajdenberg ... sound editor (as Bernie Hajdenberg)
Lori Kornspun ... assistant sound editor
Michael Levine ... dialogue editor
Skip Lievsay ... associate sound editor
Mark MacKenzie ... sound assistant (as Mark McKenzie)
Sally Menke ... assistant sound editor
Maggi Travis ... boom
Tete Vasconcellos ... assistant sound editor (as Te Te Vasconcellos)
Lenni Wong ... assistant sound editor (as Lennie Wang)

Special Effects by

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Tom Brumberger ... special effects
Alex Fernbach ... special effects photogrphy

Stunts

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Jery Hewitt ... stunt coordinator

Camera and Electrical Department

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Affonso Beato ... additional photography
Alan Bowden ... fourth electric
David M. Dunlap ... assistant camera (as Dave Dunlap)
Alex Fernbach ... effects photography
Richard Garber ... third grip (as Rich Garber)
Tom Hart ... generator op
John Keeler ... video camera
Michael Levine ... second unit photography
Judith Linn ... still photography
Craig Nelson ... gaffer
Ralph Perri ... key grip
Nestor Reyes ... second grip
Bob Rudis ... loader
Michael Slovis ... third electric
Doug Sutton ... electrician: second unit (as Doug Sutton)
John Thomas ... third electric
James Wilberger ... electrician / grip and electric (as Jim Wilberger)

Animation Department

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Justus Taylor ... model animator

Casting Department

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Jane Hallaren ... additional casting
Maria Heritier ... casting coordinator
Vic Ramos ... casting consultant

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Charlotte Fairweather ... assistant wardrobe

Music Department

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Danny Federici ... arranger

Transportation Department

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Mark Silverman ... unit transportation

Other crew

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Geri Ashur ... script supervisor
Suzanne Eastham ... production assistant
Richard Eliiana ... production assistant
Scott Gould ... production assistant
Denis Hann ... production assistant (as Dennis Hann)
Allison Hickey ... production office coordinator
J. Alan Hostetter ... production assistant
Mary A. Kelly ... food coordinator
Martin Kim ... production assistant (as Kim Martin)
James Y. Kwei ... production assistant (as Jimmy Kwei)
Gerhard Lodico ... production assistant
Charlotte McKim ... production assistant
Edward R. Pressman ... presenter
Oliver Rish ... assistant to director
Barry Shapiro ... production assistant
Ruth Siekevitz ... food coordinator
Harry Streep ... dance choreographer (as Harry Streep III)
Paul Volo ... equipment coordinator

Thanks

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Clarissa Ainley ... the producers wish to thank: for their cooperation
Sarah Bayles ... the producers wish to thank: for their cooperation
Nick Bowen ... the producers wish to thank: for their cooperation
Hamilton Fish ... the producers wish to thank: for their cooperation
Richard Karp ... the producers wish to thank: for their cooperation
Phil Kleiner ... the producers wish to thank: for their cooperation
Sandy Kleiner ... the producers wish to thank: for their cooperation
Robert Lasky ... the producers wish to thank: for their cooperation
Rebecca Litman ... the producers wish to thank: for their cooperation
John Loomis ... the producers wish to thank: for their cooperation
Zack Norman ... the producers wish to thank: for their cooperation
Eli Noyes ... the producers wish to thank: for their cooperation (as Eliot Noyes)
Dianne Olik ... the producers wish to thank: for their cooperation
Ted Olik ... the producers wish to thank: for their cooperation
Annie Patton ... the producers wish to thank: for their cooperation
Lynn Pressman-Raymond ... the producers wish to thank: for their cooperation (as Lynn Pressman)
Paul Schwartz ... the producers wish to thank: for their cooperation
Karen Sellars ... the producers wish to thank: for their cooperation
Fred Stein ... the producers wish to thank: for their cooperation
Harry Yaruss ... the producers wish to thank: for their cooperation

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

Widely recognized as the best of the Christmas horror efforts, Christmas Evil is the story of a boy who loves Christmas. He is scarred as a boy when he learns that Santa is not real. Throughout the rest of his life, the toy-maker tries to make the Christmas spirit a reality. He becomes obsessed with the behavior of children and the quality of the toys he makes. When he is met with hypocrisy and cynicism, the resulting snap causes him to go on a yuletide killing spree to complete this dark comedic horror. Written by Jason Duvall

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Taglines You'd better take care...Santa is coming to town! See more »
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Also Known As
  • Christmas Evil: Original Director's Cut (United States)
  • Christmas Evil (United States)
  • Christmas Evil (United Kingdom)
  • Böse Weihnacht (Germany)
  • Navidades infernales (Spain)
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Runtime
  • 100 min
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Budget $750,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia When Harry slips on the street running from the mob, he really did slip, and Lewis Jackson left it in the film. See more »
Goofs When Harry's brother falls down the hill, it's obviously a fake sheet of snow as it all lifts off the ground. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Silent Night, Deadly Night: Part 2 (2010). See more »
Soundtracks Santa Claus, Santa Claus See more »
Crazy Credits After the end credits, the filmmakers are heard yelling "Merry Christmas". See more »
Quotes Harry "Santa": But now I want you to remember to stay good boys & girls. Respect your mothers & fathers and do what they tell you. Obey your teachers and learn a whooooole lot! Now *if you do this*, I'll make sure you get good presents from me eeeevery year. Ha ha ha... but if you're bad boys & girls, your name goes in the 'Bad Boys & Girls' book, and I'll bring you something... horrible.
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