This fact gets reinforced in the 2014 fantasy-horror short film, aptly named Santa.
Running at only a minute and a half, Santa is a truly effective short, from the atmospheric lighting, to the haunting soundtrack and the well-done creature effects.
This time around, Santa takes on a truly frightening figure, with a demon-like head and elongated fingers and claws. He makes Tim Sullivan’s “Santa Claws” look like a muppet. Although there is no explanation to the creature’s intensions, Santa should please genre fans around the world looking for a quick shock this holiday season.
~ Matthew McPhee