"Next week we are having our afterparty at a bar called The Slaughter Lamb? What movie featured a bar by that title in it?"
Not bad!!! Hopefully David and the crew will like our coverage and send us some swag to give you guys... but this ones all mine!!!
Anywho, the movie started and let me just say this: If there was ever an original concept this one was it. Its a cool story about a small village of people that depend on a reindeer migration every year to provided them with meat to both eat and sell to make a living. But something funny is going on up on a local mountain, where an American team of excavators is working to retrieve something from the ice... and that somethiing has a pulse!!! When the hunters find the whole herd of reindeers slaughtered, the youngest child of the village starts to wonder if those guys up on the mountain may have accidently unleashed the real Santa, who really kills and tortures the children who are naughty. I will not ruin anything for you guys, but just know that this is a super smart movie and a wonderfully original idea. The director, Jalmari Helander, does a great job with his small cast and some wonderful winter landscapes that really set up the action of the film.
On another note, this movie is being rumored to be some brutal horror movie, which it is NOT. Is it scary? At times, yes. Is it non-traditional? Oh yes, it breaks the mold of the Santa Claus you know and love. Is it successful in being a good movie? Absolutely. This film has just joined Scrooged, National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation, The Nightmare Before Christmas and A Christmas Story as my must watch holiday films for the Christmas season. Thanks to David, Ted & Oscilloscope Labs for inviting us to the screening and make sure you check out Rare Exports at the IFC Center in NYC next week. Trust me, you will love this one!!!
Here are a few pics from the film to get your blood pumping!!!
Also, here is the trailer... and you can check out the Rare Exports home page by clicking here.