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WORLD OF DEATH Ep. 38 – Merry Christmas / Mrs. Claus

Ho Ho Horror show. Welcome to the Christmas edition of WOD – Episode 38!

Director Daniel Pizá Ruiz’s appropriately titled Merry Christmas gives anyone disappointed in their Christmas coal a little taste of comeuppance. Forget milk and cookies, Santa is gonna get his just (and final) desserts when he dashes and blitzens the wrong child’s hopes for the last time. I suspect the filmmaker is creating a statement here about materialism and excess but as you shall see, Christmas is in the eye of the beholder. Season’s Beatings.

‘Tis the season to be disturbing in Director Bo! Cambell’s (yes, the exclamation point is part of his name) twisted sex-change-and-Santa, black comedy bloodbath, Mrs. Claus; a campy, completely deranged effort equal parts torture porn and medical procedural that exists somewhere between the North Pole and a black hole. Mrs. Claus possesses a compelling Thomas Harris meets Eli Roth blueprint, engineered by Ed Gein – ripe with a practical effects package designed by the most juvenile, cotton-head ninny-muggins of elves, but owning an aptly composed score, unnerving lighting, and a horrifying air of Santa-psychosis that will keep your holiday spirits on the edge of sanity. I think the general tone here is uneven, but the film creates a warped energy during its runtime and is assembled with the worksmanship of the most ardent eager toy-builder; its designers were clearly having as much fun as a child on Christmas morning. If you’re the type that always wanted a blow-up sex doll for Christmas, this is probably the shortie for you.
Merry Christmas from your fucked-up friends at WOD.
– Ben Lewandowski

World of Death is the web series that fans of independent horror have been waiting for.  Featuring short horror films from all over the globe created by the largest variety of talent that a collection has ever been able to boast, WOD provides plenty of blood, guts, screams and laughs for all fans of the macabre.  And with episodes averaging around eight minutes in length, WOD is the perfect entertainment for a fan base constantly on the go.  Watch it anywhere, at any time, for FREE! New episodes premiere every Monday and Thursday at 7pm CST.

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  • Evan3

    Gotta admit, that joyful chuckle the boy gives at the end of the first short put me in the holiday spirit (and I don’t even celebrate Christmas!). And the second… Well, I damn well enjoyed it! Happy holidays all!

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