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Santa Slays This Halloween In “The Nights Before Christmas”

Friday, October 2, 2020 | News

Hold onto your chestnuts, because Christmas is coming early this year!

Halloween will see Santa slaying as Dystopian Films’ THE NIGHTS BEFORE CHRISTMAS has just been announced as part of October’s FrightFest line-up!  The festive slasher sees a psychotic Santa and Mrs. Claus killing their way through a very special list in the run-up to Christmas, with the FBI hot on their tail.

Producer Ken Bressers said “We’ve always loved it when movies subvert the genre a little… classics like Gremlins, or Die Hard set with the Christmas backdrop… well here’s a real Christmas story to watch when the Hallmark type Christmas movies are making you feel too safe! FrightFest is a great honour and we’re thrilled to be part of the line up.”

THE NIGHTS BEFORE CHRISTMAS is directed by Paul Tanter and stars Kate Schroder, Marc Gammal, Simon Phillips, Sayla De Goede, Keegan Chambers and Anne-Carolyn Binnette. The film will be released on DVD and all major home entertainment platforms on November 2nd in the UK through Kalaidoscope Entertainment, with a U.S, Australia and New Zealand release following in December.

FrightFest runs October 21st-25th. For ticket and event details visit



Rocco T. Thompson
Rocco is a Rondo-nominated film journalist and avid devotee of all things weird and outrageous. He penned the cover story for Rue Morgue's landmark July/Aug 2019 "Queer Fear" Special Issue, and is an associate producer on In Search of Darkness: Part III, the latest installment in CreatorVC's popular 1980s horror documentary series.