|"I'm about to be naughty!"|
The film takes place is a corner of a darkened warehouse, and plays out like a torture and interrogation scene. Think Hostel for the holidays. Lines also lends his special effects talent to the film, which gives the short a polished big screen look. One visual effect involving a ragged old teddy bear is especially impressive. The film can be a little shocking at times as Santa, perfectly played by Jack McGee, spews vulgarities that would make the elves back at the North Pole blush. Praise also goes to short film actress Kate Ward who does a good job bringing the troubles and anxieties of Kitty Rogers to Santa's attention.
|"No. It's not a drunk nose."|
While it may not be fun for the whole family, it’s an enjoyable short, especially for those who tend to end up on Santa’s naughty list. Keeping true to it’s holiday setting, it proves revenge is a dish best served with cookies and milk. Overall, it's a nice stocking stuffer addition to the dysfunctional holiday film lineup.
-Lee L. Lind
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