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Caesar and Otto's Deadly Xmas (2012)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Horror | 30 June 2012 (USA)
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In this interstitial comedy/horror film, Caesar Denovio (Dave Campfield) and his half brother Otto Denovio (Paul Chomicki) take on duties as Santa and his elf. However, the bodies begin to ... See full summary »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Dave Campfield ... Caesar
Paul Chomicki ... Otto
Deron Miller ... Demian
Ken MacFarlane ... Jerry
Summer Ferguson Summer Ferguson ... Allison
Brinke Stevens ... Sashi
Scott Aguilar Scott Aguilar ... Fred Denovio
Avi K. Garg ... Drew
Samantha Barrios ... Roberta Jenkins
Neil Leeds Neil Leeds ... Neil
Dawn Burdue Dawn Burdue ... Babs
Robin Ritter ... Doctor Helen
Shawn C. Phillips ... Shawn
Aaron Miller Aaron Miller ... Ozzy
Mike Johansen ... Dr. Feel


In this interstitial comedy/horror film, Caesar Denovio (Dave Campfield) and his half brother Otto Denovio (Paul Chomicki) 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! Features cult movie icons Linnea Quigley, Brinke Stevens, Lloyd Kaufman, Joe Estevez (brother of Martin Sheen), Felissa Rose and Robert Z'Dar. Written by Anonymous

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Tis the Season To Be Screaming


Comedy | Horror


Not Rated

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User Reviews

It's a Wonderful Life. A Christmas Story... Deadly Xmas?
23 November 2017 | by snoopduckyduckSee all my reviews

I had to post a review after I read a string of negative ones here. I thought this second installment in the Caesar & Otto series was hilarious.

It's a low budget flick, to be sure, but director David Campfield uses that to his comic advantage. If you're watching the movie and thinking "this low budget movie has terrible effects and acting", you're missing the joke and you're going to give reviews like the others.

Campfield obviously knows he can't fake a big budget movie, so not only does he let the effects look cheap, he ensures it. The movie is silly, self aware, and campy. It's clearly deliberate because you can see that it is also very well done. The editing, the music, the screenplay (despite what another reviewer said), the cinematography...

One reviewer said the effects looked realistic. I hate to disagree with someone who also thought highly of the film, but his generosity misses the joke.

The movie's not perfect. A couple jokes were a little over the top, but most of them worked well.

I love the C&O movies. This isn't as good as Summer Camp Massacre, but still ranks a close second. I admire that these movies don't take themselves seriously, are more comedy than horror, are great parodies of their genres, and have endings more satisfying than most horror movies. It's never just some crazed maniac killing people for no good reason; it's always well thought out.

As of writing this review, Deadly Xmas has a 4.1. It deserves a lot better.

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Release Date:

30 June 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Caesar and Otto in the Claws of Satan See more »

Filming Locations:

Topanga Canyon, California, USA See more »

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Fourth Horizon Cinema See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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