Meet Santa and Mrs. Claus: he’s a one-eyed fiend, she’s a curvy, bat-swinging blonde. This serial-killer couple is terrorizing the holidays in an upstate New York town with a series of horrific homicides. Though the victims seem random — a mall Santa, a smooching couple, an innocent family — high-schooler Jennifer and clever cop Sam begin to unravel the sinister pattern behind the slayings. Can they stop the murders before Christmas comes — and there’s no one left to celebrate?”
Once Upon a Time at Christmas is the latest film from the team behind the White Collar Hooligan series, sci-fi The Last Scout and vampire TV series Age of the Living Dead. Laurel Brady, Susannah Mackay, Simon Phillips, Sayla de Goede, Brook Fletcher, Barry Kennedy, Jeff Ellenberger and Devon Mary Doherty star, with Paul Tanter directing. Lionsgate are distributing.
Director Paul Tanter said: “Santa Claus is coming to town to wreak havoc this Yuletide. Once Upon a Time at Christmas is a terrifying and chilling holiday horror that paints the snow red with blood.”
The film had its UK premiere at the British Horror Film Festival on November 2nd, and also had its North America premiere at the Blood in the Snow Festival in Toronto, which ran from November 23rd-26th.
Release dates are December 11th for the UK iTunes/VOD release. December 12th in the U.S. on DVD, VOD and iTunes.