Dial Code Santa Claus

87 mins.
Directed by René Manzor
NR
French with subtitles
1989
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Previously only available via VHS bootlegs and a huge audience favorite since its debut at Fantastic Fest, DIAL CODE SANTA CLAUS (aka 3615 CODE PÈRE NOËL and DEADLY GAMES) is your new favorite holiday slayride.

Thomas is a typical 1980s kid: he loves computers, role-playing games, and his dog. While mom is away at the office on Christmas Eve, Thomas and his grandfather are left home alone—perfect timing for a disgruntled, bloodthirsty Santa Claus to raid the home down the chimney. But Hell hath no fury like a mulleted ten-year-old with an arsenal of toys!

Made a year before HOME ALONE, the French-made DIAL CODE SANTA CLAUS has almost the same plot—only filled with more style, bloodshed, and Rambo references.

Restoration courtesy of René Manzor and the American Genre Film Archive.