In the intro there's a deadly accident at The Calvin Finishing
School for Girls. Christmas vacation time and one of the girls
has a bad fall and
dies, or ha, ha, ha, rather a doll does in a special effect beyond awful
and you would think this film could turn out being a comedy.
Yes, this is a bottom-of-the-barrell Slasher made
incompetently by horror cult actor David Hess, but the Body Count is
very high and a B slasher
like this is always entertaining for a Trash film afficionado. Almost
everyone in this film dies.
Two years later there's Christmas Vacation time again
but 5 girls decides to stay at the school with the house-keeper - Nancy,
Cynthia, Melody and Ms. Jensen and, yes, the weird handyman Ralph stays
too. But there's a reason the girls stayed at school and that's
because a gang of horny guys will join them for a christmas party.
However, a Slasher killer is on the loose and one with a photograph
of the dead girl in the intro, and soon the youngsters starts dropping
flies. The killer wears a Santa Suit and uses i.a. a knife, a battle
axe and a crossbow to off his victims.
The quirky police inspector Polansky (Sam Shamshak)
leads the investigation and the killer does his work on his men too.
The Final Girl is extra easy to spot this time, the wholesome looking
one not having sex, Nancy (Jennifer Runyon). The director David Hess
of course best known for the roles he did in some cult horror movies,
as the astonishing 1972 "The Last House on the Left"
by Wes Craven,
1980 "The House at the Edge of the Park" by Ruggero Deodato
or the 1977 "Hitch-Hike" by Pasquale Festa Campanile.
The Blu-ray presents the film in 1.85:1 anamorphic widescreen
ratio and with an English audio DTS-HD 2.0, no extras, region ALL