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Scout
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A cheery little Finnish movie about Santa Claus. [Image Can Not Be Found]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v.....r_embedded

I think this region of the world has single-handedly resurrected the art of making a decent horror movie. No one in the US knows how to make them anymore.

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That looks awesome. Movies like that don't get made in Hollywood. Can you imagine someone pitching that concept to the Weinsteins?

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I absolutely must see this!

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Is it a real trailer, or a fan-made project?  If it's real, I think it'd be a hoot.

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From what I read Jarrod, it's coming to Portland next week. I read about it here:

http://blogtown.portlandmercur.....nti-santas

 

It's the first in the list. Actually a cool article about anti-santas.

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Steerpike said:

That looks awesome. Movies like that don't get made in Hollywood. Can you imagine someone pitching that concept to the Weinsteins?


The only way this would get made in Hollywood is if it was set in a brown, blood stained dungeon with lots of sharp objects and naked nubiles in their scanties. An actual off the wall story....nah....never.

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Cool, will try to check it out.

 

I liked the Magic: The Ascension version of Santa Claus as well - he was a rogue wizard, who'd bent the laws of reality so much that he was imprisoned for all but one day of the year.  Guess what he'd do on his day off?

 

And the Santa in the comic "Lobo" was pretty hard core, too.

A man goes to knowledge as he goes to war, wide awake, with fear, with respect, and with absolute assurance. – The Teachings of Don Juan

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Been looking forward to this film. Tasty trailer. While I crave good horror movies they seem to be a once-a-decade sorta thing.

Santa/St. Nick has lots of dark corners in different parts of the world. The old stories that got co-opted into Christian mythology (I think that's where this comes from) or even the sainted Nickolas himself. He was sainted for resurrecting three young boys who'd been chopped up and stuffed in a pickling barrel.

Probably recommended it before but worth a bump: snag a copy of The Battle for Christmas by Stephen Nissenbaum. It's a wide-ranging history of the holiday. Bacchanalian celebrations which got it banned, how it was tamed into a commercial juggernaut via faux-Victorian family friendly ideals, and so on. Great stuff, lots of the old carols. They were aggressive.

grooowrrrr! [menace menace] rrrrowwwr!

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Wow, that's fucked and awesome.

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xtal said:

Wow, that's fucked and awesome.


"Forget everything you know about Santa Claus."
 

"Tell them we have Santa for sale."

"This mountain is one huge burial mound."

"In 2010 everyone will believe in Santa Claus"

And what is with the 11 year old boys in their hockey/speed skaters/US football/Japanese girl neon fashion statement? Doin the "all agog" expresssion?

This is one fucked up movie. [Image Can Not Be Found]

And exactly for the reasons Finkbug and Jarrod advance. But which I'm too drunk to back up so you guys are on your own.

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