Released ON DVD 5th November and
DIGITAL HD 3rd December, courtesy of FrightFest Presents
Christmas dinner turns bloody in this ferociously brilliant, gore-soaked horror comedy from the creators of Jason Goes To Hell and Texas Chainsaw 3D.
Michael Rady (Timeless, The Mentalist)
Drew Lynch (Maron)
Debra Sullivan (Writer, Texas Chainsaw 3D)
Adam Marcus (Director, Jason Goes To Hell)
A Christmas Eve gathering takes an unexpected turn after a family guest spikes the punch with a military grade version of truth serum sodium pentothal. The already dysfunctional group comes unstuck in a blizzard of drug-induced, painfully candid outbursts, and upset soon turns to carnage after the head of the family runs amok with a fork, triggering festering loathings and savage reprisals.
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The second film to be released under the FrightFest Presents label, the new venture from leading independent distributor Signature Entertainment and leading genre festival FrightFest, SECRET SANTA debuted at this year’s prestigious FrightFest Glasgow, and is the perfect stocking-stuffer for horror fans suffering Halloween withdrawals and in need of a fix of gore and giggles.
Packed with wickedly dark humour, and outrageous gore effects, this is a fast-paced, relentless Christmas slay ride, written and directed by Adam Marcus, whose debut film was the fan favourite Friday 13th entry Jason Goes To Hell, and co-scripted by Debra Sullivan, who wrote 2013 horror hit Texas Chainsaw 3D.
SECRET SANTA takes a fraught family gathering and turns it into a gleefully demented bloodbath as the spiked punch takes hold, hideous home truths are revealed, and the special occasion cutlery is used to slice flesh, not turkey.
If you enjoyed recent festive horror treats Krampus and Better Watch Out, just wait until you unwrap this jet black comedy shocker, a festive blowout with all the bloody trimmings. If you hate Christmas get-togethers, you’ll adore SECRET SANTA.