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Santa Jaws (2018)

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Trying to survive the family Christmas, Cody makes a wish to be alone, which ends up backfiring when a shark manifests and kills his entire family.


Misty Talley


Jake Kiernan





Complete credited cast:
Reid Miller ... Cody
Courtney Lauren Cummings ... Jena
Jim Klock ... Peter
Carrie Lazar ... Caroline
Arthur Marroquin ... Josh
Miles Doleac ... Mike
Haviland Stillwell ... Georgia
Hawn Tran ... Steve
Scott Allen Perry ... Clark
Ritchie Montgomery ... Papa Joe
Lindsey Michelle Lindsey Michelle ... Svetlana
Creek Wilson ... Evil Santa
Sherri Eakin ... Jenny
Dylan Westfall Dylan Westfall ... Casey
Danny Cosmo ... Elf Man


Cody is an aspiring comic book artist who happens to be gifted a pen which changes reality, as he first draws Santa Jaws making it come to life as Cody's family and friends are picked off . First no one believes him but soon his remaining family and friends find out it's true and race to battle for survival! Who will win?! Written by Movie Dude

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When the kid writes the note, he scribbles gibberish. See more »


Caroline: I'm so sorry I didn't believe you. That thing is a monster.
Cody: No. I'm sorry. This is all my fault. I wished that thing into existence. I don't know, I was just angry.
Peter: What are you talking about, son?
Cody: I drew her and she came to life and now she's hunting everyone in our family down.
Peter: No, this is not your fault. All right. Hey, this is classic global-warming. Non-indigenous species species roaming into unfamiliar territories. It happens all...
Cody: You are not listening to me! That is not a shark, that is ...
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The new gold standard in Christmas Shark movies
16 August 2018 | by MyFriendsCallMeDirtSee all my reviews

"Santa Jaws" sounds preposterous, and it is.

But it's also exactly what it needs to be.

The director (Misty Talley) was able to keep this together pretty well instead of sending it straight off the rails, and managed to include the appropriate camp-to-family ratio that makes Christmas movies work. The script was creative. Some of the casting was excellent (Ritchie Montgomery, Haviland Stillwell, Hawn Tran all did great character work here). The result was a movie that is every bit as family-friendly as "The Meg" aspired to be without losing any of the qualities that make the best of the Sy-Fy shark movies work.

Yes, it's still a "bad shark movie". It's as ludicrous as the title suggests, but it still managed to be a really good, really fun "bad shark movie".

7.5/10. Bravo!

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Release Date:

14 August 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Santa Jaws See more »

Filming Locations:

Mandeville, Louisiana, USA

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Active Entertainment See more »
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Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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