LETTERS TO SATAN CLAUS (2020) Reviews and overview

   

‘Someone’s coming to town …and it’s not Mr. Right.’

Letters to Satan Claus is a 2020 comedy horror film about a TV news reporter who returns to her hometown to face the horror of her past.

Directed by Emma Jean Sutherland from a screenplay written by Michael Zara, the movie stars Karen Knox, Jessica Clement, Joseph Cannata and Alex Harrouch.

Plot:

Big city reporter Holly Frost (Karen Knox) returns to her hometown of Ornaments to face off with the demon of her past following a simple typo made in her letter to Santa. It’s a harmless mistake that summons Satan to kill her parents…

Reviews [click links to read more]:

“Hallmark-specific jokes might not have evergreen legs to turn the film into a perennial favorite. As a one-time or “every few years” watch though, Letters to Satan Claus holds as much holiday cheer as any Alison Sweeney endeavor, making it an ideal palate cleanser for good-humored horror fans hankering for casual Christmas charm.” Culture Crypt

“This horror/ comedy parody is a wonderfully fun and very funny parody of horribly corny and sappy Hallmark holiday movies. It looks great and the script is lively and great time. It’s also got a great cast.” Giovanni Deldio

” …for the most part, with plenty of off-screen kills and a Satan that looks more like Krampus than the Lord of Hell, Letters to Satan Claus doesn’t deliver the horror. It’s standard SyFy fare and nothing more. And as a parody of Hallmark’s celebrations of everything Ho Ho Hokey it’s not particularly funny either. Apart from the ridiculous names and a few overdone characterizations, it’s mostly played straight.” Voices from the Balcony

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Release:

Letters to Satan Claus premiered on the Syfy channel on December 19, 2020.

Choice dialogue:

Sheriff Noel: “This is the same thing that happened to your parents, isn’t it? Aunt Bee said they were found wrapped up like gifts under the Christmas tree. If the killer really is back, that means he went dormant for decades and came back right when you did.”

Cast and characters:

Karen Knox … Holly Frost
Jessica Clement … Faith Pringle
Joseph Cannata … Chris Pringle
Alex Harrouch … Chad Pringle
Michael Xavier … Sheriff Noel
Perrie Voss … Cookie Winters
Franco Lo Presti … Cameraman Sam
Rashaana Cumberbatch … Joy Wreath
Miriam McDonald … Mayor Danica Bells
Jana Peck … Satan / Santa Claus
Daniel Kash … Kevin Kevins
Juno Rinaldi … Aunt Becky
Maya Misaljevic … Young Holly
Fabienne Hodge-Carter … Young Cookie
Spencer Robson … Dean

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