I had not seen this poster for Black Christmas before today, and it made my jaw drop a little.
The most Christmassy thing I remember seeing in Tokyo was some promo girls dressed in green Santa hats handing out energy drinks. This makes it all the more surprising that Japan has made its own offering to the Killer Santa genre.
How did America's favourite cinematic rapist come to direct a Christmas slasher? How the fuck did this happen?! I don't know, but after watching the film, I feel that perhaps it shouldn't have happened.
Mondo Exploito is wrapping up for 2014 and taking a much needed break! We'll see you in February!
Don't Open Till Christmas is both mind-numbing and exhilarating. It is an incomprehensible train-wreck trapped in a frustrating dream that goes nowhere, but with all the sleaze, boobs, and bloodied Santa outfits, I forgot to care.
The original US one-sheet for Black Christmas is a cracker. It wraps one of the creepiest moments from the film in jarring Christmas cheer. The tagline is also perfect: If this picture doesn't make your skin crawl... it's on TOO TIGHT. YES!