Dial Code Santa Claus | December 15 | Orbit Room | 10PM
Tickets for the 7:30PM screening of Dial Code Santa Claus \ 1989 • FRANCE • 87 minutes • 4K Restoration
Thursday, December 15th
at The Orbit Room (107 N College)
$5 dollars | 18+
Showtime: 7:30 pm
Synopsis: Previously only available via VHS bootlegs, 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, 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! 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.
A dazzling mix of thriller, action, and horror, and long rumored to be the unofficial inspiration for one of the biggest Hollywood blockbusters of the 90s, René Manzor’s DIAL CODE SANTA CLAUS is a would-be cult sensation that sadly never was. Featuring ultra stylized cinematography from Michel Gaffier which highlights the often dream-like production design, Vinegar Syndrome is honored to present your next holiday favorite, from a brand new 4K restoration of its original 35mm camera negative!
*In partnership with The Orbit Room, The American Genre Film Archive and Vulture Video, our Cicada Underground series comes from the ethos that while a imperfect as the people who made them, genre films deserved to be screened to both enrich our lives and have a good time doing it.