//
you're reading...
Reviews, The Snooty Ushers Christmas

56 Days, 56 Christmas Films: Day 45 – Santa’s Slay


So, this is the third in my Christmas Wrestler Trilogy. After The Miz and Hulk Hogan, this time it is Mr 173-0 himself, Bill Goldberg, as a murderous Santa Claus.

And today it’s…

14th December, Day 45

Santa’s Slay (David Steiman, 2005)

Santa's Slay Poster

A bickering family is slaughtered by a murderous, maniacal man in a red and white suit who comes down their chimney. He takes his hell-dear into the local town and starts picking off the inhabitants one by one.

Meanwhile, Nicholas Yuleson (Douglas Smith) is embarrassed by his kooky grandfather (Robert Gulp), who is an inventor who makes weapons and hides in an underground bunker every Christmas. When Nicholas’ girlfriend Mac (Lost’s Emilie de Ravin) comes round, they are show the Book of Klaus, which shows where this demon has come from… but why does Nicholas’ grandfather have this information? And what can Nicholas and Mac do to stop Santa?

santas-slay-goldberg.jpg

Now THAT is a Santa with muscles!

See.. it’s Santa’s slay, like Santa’s sleight, geddit? Bill Goldberg playing a demon who loses a bet and ends up having to spread goodwill and cheer, thus creating the Santa character we all know and love – putting this brilliant spin on the usual Santa Claus story really made this stand out for me.

However, I thought that Jack Frost had a great premise and didn’t deliver on it, so Santa’s Slay needs more than just this. And boy does it deliver. Goldberg as a wrestler was a phenomenal performer in short blasts, who always struggled when put into longer matches. The film makers learned from this, and there are loads of short scenes that show this badass Santa at his very best.

My personal favourite? The scene where his sleigh is stuck behind a slow driver. But there are so many memorable kills in this film. Track it down and watch it. Otherwise, you might be next!

Overall, I give this

4 gold rings

4 Gold Rings Out of 5!

It’s the corny, over the top horror film that I wanted Jack Frost to be.

And that’s the end of my Christmas Wrestler Trilogy. Tomorrow it’s time for a romantic comedy with FOUR CHRISTMASES!

Until next time, stay gold, Ponyboy, stay gold. See you soonish.

that's all folks

PS Here’s my list so far

31st October, Day 1: The Nightmare Before Christmas
1st November, Day 2: Rocky IV
2nd November, Day 3: Edward Scissorhands
3rd November, Day 4: Trading Places
4th November, Day 5: Batman Returns
5th November, Day 6: Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
6th November, Day 7: Gremlins
7th November, Day 8: Eyes Wide Shut
8th November, Day 9: Love Actually
9th November, Day 10: Lethal Weapon
10th November, Day 11: Die Hard / Die Hard 2
11th November, Day 12: About A Boy
12th November, Day 13: Trapped In Paradise
13th November, Day 14: Reindeer Games
14th November, Day 15: Joyeux Noel
15th November, Day 16: Nativity / Nativity 2 / Nativity 3: Dude, Where’s My Donkey?
16th November, Day 17: Jack Frost
17th November, Day 18: Jack Frost
18th November, Day 19: Arthur Christmas
19th November, Day 20: The Santa Clause / The Santa Clause 2 / The Santa Clause 3
20th November, Day 21: Miracle On 34th Street
21st November, Day 22: Miracle On 34th Street 
22nd November, Day 23: Scrooged
23rd November, Day 24: Scrooge
24th November, Day 25: The Muppets Christmas Carol
25th November, Day 26: Elf
26th November, Day 27: Home Alone / Home Alone 2
27th November, Day 28: The Grinch
28th November, Day 29: Black Christmas
29th November, Day 30: Jingle All The Way
30th November, Day 31: Rare Exports
1st December, Day 32: Polar Express
2nd December, Day 33: A Christmas Story
3rd December, Day 34: Bad Santa
4th December, Day 35: National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation
5th December, Day 36: Santa Claus: The Movie
6th December, Day 37: Krampus
7th December, Day 38: Christmas With The Kranks
8th December, Day 39: White Christmas
9th December, Day 40: A  Very Harold and Kumar Christmas
10th December, Day 41: Christmas With The Coopers
11th December, Day 42: Fred Claus
12th December, Day 43: Santa’s Little Helper
13th December, Day 44: Santa With Muscles
14th December, Day 45: Santa’s Slay

#56ChristmasFilmsIn56Days

About Snooty Usher James

Favourite Film: This Is Spinal Tap (1984) Least Favourite Film: Probably the American version of One Missed Call (2008) Guilty Pleasure: No Holds Barred (1989) I'm the exile of the group, after living in the South for a couple of years I've now moved to Edinburgh to start the next chapter. I've got a wide ranging love of film and TV, but I am definitely the fourth usher in terms of film knowledge. I do however have a stack of DVDs to work through, and both a Netflix and an Amazon Prime subscription with which to get involved. So, even if my job means I don't get to see as many of the new releases as I would like, I hope to be able to chip in with some reviews of my own. My other hobbies include playing the guitar, trying to play the ukulele, Football Manager and Radio 4. I'm also a big fan of wrestling. Part of that means that I have a bunch of ideas for columns that I have stolen from various parts of IWC, so look out for them. But hey, enough of my yacking. What do you say.....let's boogie.

Discussion

No comments yet.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Categories

%d bloggers like this: