The Nights Before Christmas

The Nights Before Christmas

 

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A murderous Santa and Mrs Claus play a cat and mouse game with the FBI.

Director:

Paul Tanter

Writers:

Simon Phillips (story), Paul Tanter (story)

Stars:

Sayla de Goede, Simon Phillips, Kate Schroder | See full cast & crew »

Cast

Credited cast:
Sayla de Goede Sayla de Goede Mrs. Claus
Simon Phillips Simon Phillips Santa Claus
Kate Schroder Kate Schroder Agent Natalie Parker
Keegan Chambers Keegan Chambers Courtney
Samantha De Benedet Samantha De Benedet Marie
Jennifer Willis Jennifer Willis Dr. Monica Mudd
Anne-Carolyne Binette Anne-Carolyne Binette Becky
Michael Coughlan Michael Coughlan Jim Beaudin
Frederik Storm Frederik Storm FBI Agent
Barry Kennedy Barry Kennedy Mitchell
Meredith Heinrich Meredith Heinrich Lucy
Ken Bressers Ken Bressers FBI Agent
Michael Swatton Michael Swatton Sheriff Thompson
Shannon Cotter Shannon Cotter Jennifer
Ray Chiasson Ray Chiasson Clayton

Storyline

When a series of murders in the run up to Christmas are found to be linked, FBI Special Agent Natalie Parker is tasked with tracking a pair of psychotic serial killers. But she soon discovers the couple are not only crazy, having met in and escaped from an asylum for the criminally insane, but have based their personas on Santa and Mrs Claus. As Christmas approaches, they slaughter their way through their special naughty list, playing a cat and mouse game with the FBI and leaving a trail of bloody bodies in their wake.

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Taglines:

He’s making a list…don’t be on it.


Genres:

Horror


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Just another generic slasher flick…

22 November 2020 | by paul_haakonsen – See all my reviews

While the 2019 movie “The Nights Before Christmas” was dark and gritty, it was not an overly outstanding movie. Sure, it was watchable, but the movie just didn’t really cut it – pardon the pun – in terms of being a properly entertaining horror movie.

So why was that? Well, mostly because the movie was predictable, but also because the storyline was just way too generic. It felt like writers Simon Phillips and Paul Tanter were playing it way too safe and going for something that had been done many times before this movie. Sure, it worked well enough, but at the same time it was restricting the movie from being more than less than mediocre.

The characters in the movie were cliché, and as such it was just a bit difficult to really establish any connections with them. The Santa Claus character was interesting enough, albeit generic, and actor Simon Phillips definitely helped to bring the character to life on the screen. As for Mrs. Claus, played by Sayla de Goede, was just too much of a clone of the Harley Quinn character.

“The Nights Before Christmas” is not a contender for becoming neither a Christmas classic nor a slasher classic. It is the type of movie that you watch once – probably because you got lured in by the movie’s cover – and then never will shed a single thought to the movie ever again.

My rating of the 2019 movie “The Nights Before Christmas” lands on a four out of ten stars. It was watchable, sure, but it was ultimately a less than mediocre movie at best.


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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 December 2020 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,500,000 (estimated)

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Company Credits

Production Co:

Dystopian Films, Dystopian Films See more »


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Color

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