Who Needs Krampus, or, Is There a Killer Santa in Your Pre-Christmas Stocking?
Some of these we’ve seen before (cf. December 13, below), but what the heck, it’s already Christmas Monday! So herewith, for your Yuletide run-up nightmare pleasure, by Katie Rife, “The night Santa went crazy: 18 killer Santas from TV and film” via AVCLUB.COM. Kudos for this one to Mike Olson on Facebook’s ON THE EDGE CINEMA, and to see for yourself, one need but press here.
(My favorite, I think, may be number 13, 1999’s “Xmas Story” from FUTURAMA: Xmas is now a holiday of fear after a Santa ’bot programmed to separate the naughty from the nice was recalibrated way too far on the “naughty” side in the year 2801. With his sensors registering everyone he sees [except for Dr. Zoidberg] too naughty to live, the humans of the future spent their Xmas Eve indoors, singing carols with lyrics like, “You’d better not breathe, you’d better not move / You’re better off dead, I’m telling you, dude / Santa Claus is gunning you down.”)