Dial Code Santa Claus

When the World of Childhood Encounters That of Horror

Ottawa Premiere the Week of December 14th! A new Holiday Season lost treasure from the American Genre Film Archive!

Opening night presented by Zombieinfo.com!

Previously only available via VHS bootlegs — and a huge audience smash at Fantastic Fest 2018 — DIAL CODE SANTA CLAUS (aka DEADLY GAMES and 3615 CODE PERE NOEL) is an enormous discovery. Made a year before HOME ALONE (which, suspiciously, has almost the same plot), DIAL CODE SANTA CLAUS is way more stylized and bloodier.

Thomas is a typical 1980’s kid: he loves Rambo, computers, role-playing games and his dog. While mom’s away at the office on Christmas Eve, Thomas and his grandfather are left home alone — perfect timing for a disgruntled, perverted, 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!

“Plays like a blend of classic Amblin and a grindhouse nightmare. To say ‘this shit is nuts’ would be an understatement.” — Jacob Wall, SlashFilm

“Beautifully shot and crazed enough to keep you on your toes, this is a film that’d have a bigger cult following if more viewers actually had the chance to see it.” — Nathaniel Thompson, Mondo Digital

French with English subtitles

Wed Dec 19 9:00 pm

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Thu Dec 20 9:00 pm

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Thomas, a very intelligent and resourceful child, is left alone with his beloved and fragile granddad on Christmas Eve, when a psychopath dressed as Santa Claus breaks into their mansion and starts chasing them. Thomas will do whatever he can to save himself and his granddad, leaving much of his childhood innocence behind.
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