Dutch killer Santa film hits US festival

15th March 2011, Comments 0 comments

Comedy horror film , the chiller is one of eight films chosen in the Cinemania section, which, according to Senior Progammer Genna Terranova is “packed with action, sexy thrills, and an extra helping of blood and guts for good measure”.

, an English-language film about the life of South African writer Ingrid Jonker, was picked earlier this year in the World Narrative Features section.

When released in the Netherlands last November, created quite a stir. The Sint in Dutch is none other than Saint Nicholas or Sinterklaas, who brings presents to all well-behaved Dutch children on 6 December. In the film, he emerges as a murderous bishop, fulfilling a grisly prophecy under the 5 December full moon. Full of yuletide horror, the chiller follows local teen Frank as he sets out on a battle to save Amsterdam from the wrathful Sinterklaas and his minions.

Writer and director Dick Maas has said he’s very proud that his film has been selected. “It’s one of the two big US festivals and there was a record number of applications this year. It’s just amazing that has made it to the top eight Cinemania titles,” he said.  


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