Tales from the Crypt/ Twilight Zone Santa Claus
I had my Layaway paid off at Toys R Us by some mystery people known as the Layaway Angels all over Massachusetts this happened. Its a Christmas conspiracy of comfort and joy. So in honor of them I thought I pay tribute to the man who doe bring joy to people but in a twisted fucked up weird horror way.
From two of the episodes, of two of the tv shows you didn’t think this was coming from. Why two? cuz there are two many fucking Santa Claus. Third place runner up is the Santa from Rise of the Guardians voiced by Alec Baldwin. O and Jack Skelington (Chris Sarandon), from The Nightmare Before Christmas but Jack is not really Santa in his movie he kidnaps the Santa and nearly gets him killed. O and one more The late Douglas Seale makes a great Santa in Ernest Saves Christmas. He oozes with charm and kindness.
First since we are a Horror show
Tales from The Crypt Season 1 : And all Through the House
A greedy woman makes the mistake of murdering her husband while an escaped mental patient dressed in a Santa Claus (Larry Drake from Darkman) outfit is on the loose.
A twisted screwed up tale with a murdering Santa is nothing new when this episode came out in 1989, as we had Silent Night Deadly Night in 1984. It was directed by Robert Zemeckis the man behind Back to the Future an FUTURE Christmas classics like The Polar Express and The Christmas Carol staring Jim Carrey. He was also one of the creators of Tales and the episode was written by Fred Decker who directed The Monster Squad. You get a twisted tale of you better watch as this Santa will kick your ass and kill you to DEATH and beyond. I would like to point out the IMDB page is the Who’s who of this episode of character actors and I’m not going to name them all but you should check out what every one has done. The Wife is Marry Ellen Trainor from Goonies and The Monster Squad movies made by Richard Donner and the aforementioned Fred Decker two people behind Tales from the Crypt.
The Twilight Zone: Season 2 Night of the Meek
Here is the opening narrative from Rod Sterling him self on this episode
This is Mr. Henry Corwin, normally unemployed, who once a year takes the lead role in the uniquely popular American institution, that of the department-store Santa Claus in a road-company version of ‘The Night Before Christmas‘. But in just a moment Mr. Henry Corwin, ersatz Santa Claus, will enter a strange kind of North Pole which is one part the wondrous spirit of Christmas and one part the magic that can only be found… in the Twilight Zone
The late Art Carney plays Henry Corvin who is a Santa Lush and finds a sack full of toys that what ever he pulls out of it appears to whom ever as what they wish for Christmas. HE starts delivering toys every where and spreading Christmas Joy. In the end something magical and corny happens, leading to his true destiny. Its a Twilight Zone episode neither scary or creepy but showed Rod Sterling had a true talent for writing that would warm our hearts and shows the true meaning of Christmas.
Both episodes are on dvd now check them out and have a Merry Christmas