Aug 26, 2011

Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale (2010): B+

I don't know exactly how Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale gets away with a plot concerning long-forgotten demonic Santa Clause and his army of naked, withered elves (in terms of straight-faced absurdity, it's a master class balancing act of genre know-how), but it does, and the results are frequently awesome. It's as chilly as Let the Right One In or the 1982 remake of The Thing, and it's as much fun as anything this side of Tremors. Do you really need to know anything else? If there's any justice in the world, this will be playing on loop future Christmases alongside A Christmas Story (and Die Hard, and Bad Santa, and It's a Wonderful Life...).

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