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Elves (1989)

PG-13 | | Horror | 24 October 1989 (USA)
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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Jeffrey Mandel (as Jeff Mandel)

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Jeffrey Mandel (as Jeff Mandel), Mike Griffin | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dan Haggerty ... Mike McGavin
Julie Austin Julie Austin ... Kirsten
Deanna Lund ... Kirsten's Mother
Borah Silver Borah Silver ... Kirsten's Grandfather
Mansell Rivers-Bland Mansell Rivers-Bland ... Rubinkreuz
Christopher Graham Christopher Graham ... Willy
Laura Lichstein Laura Lichstein ... Brooke
Stacey Dye Stacey Dye ... Amy
Winter Monk Winter Monk ... Kurt
Jeff Austin Jeff Austin ... Emil
Allen Lee Allen Lee ... Dr. Fitzgerald
Paul Rohrer Paul Rohrer ... Professor O'Conner
Ken Carpenter ... Shaver
Michael Tatlock ... Hugh Reed
Michael Herst Michael Herst ... Sgt. DeSoto
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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 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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PG-13 | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 October 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Duendes See more »

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Trivia

Featured on episode 14 of Red Letter Media's Best of the Worst series. See more »

Goofs

When Mike McGavin asks the librarian about books on the occult, he is referred to section "666". In an American library, which uses Dewey Decimal Classification, books on parapsychology and the supernatural would be reserved in 130. 666 is actually for ceramic and allied technologies. See more »

Quotes

Kirsten: [after catching her brother spying on her] I'm your fucking sister.
Willy: Yeah, you've got fucking big tits and I'm going to tell everybody I saw them.
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Referenced in The Cinema Snob: Rape Squad (2012) See more »

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Unintentional masterpiece of good/bad horror,in the tradition of Edward D. Wood
27 May 2008 | by tone143See all my reviews

This is a laugh-riot,right down there with Ed Wood's "Plan 9" for sheer incompetence.I must admit,I've never been sure just how much camp the filmmakers were shooting for with "Elves".I think with films this bad(good),the director just gives up at one point and goes for schlock & laughs.The acting is abysmal(Dan Haggerty's a million laughs),the Elf is a rubber mask on a broomstick,the whole nazi eugenics thing comes out of nowhere near the end and makes zero sense,but as another fellow wrote here,I laughed my ass off.Although I'm a recovering addict,a little maryjane might enhance the experience.btw,the scene where the nasty dept. store manager,Hugh,tries to pay Haggerty in doughnuts,and then Haggerty gets locked out of his trailer,with no smokes..it's like an outtake from "Strange Brew".I laughed until I soiled myself.


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