Written by Scotty
When Christmas time comes, everyone is trying to find that perfect gift for their friends and loved ones. But what do you get the father of the holiday to make him feel loved as well? It is tradition in our country to leave out milk and cookies for the jolly man, but in different cultures he requires much more to bring you the gift of your dreams. Wanting to take care of your family and friends is one thing, but making sure to take care of the man that holds your holiday fate in his hands is something that may need to be a bigger priority.
Saint Niklas is a murderous bishop that only has one task to carry out on December 5th, and that is to punish the children. In 1492 he is found raiding a village and taking the kids away for his own means, but the villagers have had enough and burn him and his men on their boat. Years later, Saint Niklas is known for bringing presents to those that are deserving on the fifth, but when there is a full moon, he is able to return to his old ways and bring pain to all of those who allow him to enter their homes.
As time goes by, the legend is lost on many people of the vengeance that Niklas brings in his bag of goodies, and only those who have lived through his wrath are able to speak to his undignified harm. As everyone in town decides to celebrate this great day again, they are unaware of how the moon plays a role in the attitude of the jolly man and every twenty three years, he is only coming back to kill. With his men called Black Pete’s, no one is safe from the old Saint as he moves through the town with ease and places his vengeance on everyone, regardless if they are naughty or nice.
Saint Nick follows the young relationship of high school kids named Frank and Lisa. Frank was just dumped with by his current girlfriend in class on December 5th and he is looking to make the most of his freedom from Lisa. But Lisa is best friends with Frank’s ex and does not want to be involved until she can smooth things over. With the holiday in full effect, Frank takes off with some of his friends to bring the joy of Saint Nick to whomever is willing to pay. Dressing up and heading out, Frank and his friends run into a surprise of a lifetime while the real Saint Nick is on the hunt. Without knowing how to stop the old bishop, Frank is able to escape, but is captured by the police for murdering his ex-girlfriend hours before. While Frank is locked up, Saint Nick and his Black Pete’s are running amuck around town, killing whomever gets in their way. With no chance of proving his innocence, Frank is able to escape and pair up with an officer that believes his story and will do everything in his power to end the wrath of Niklas, if it kills him or not.
There is nothing like a good Christmas horror movie to get you in the mood to enjoy the season. Although I do not know everything about the history of Saint Nick, I do wonder how he was able to get down chimneys and deliver presents for everyone in the world. And with having that ability, why would he be delivering and not taking things away? This movie gives you a look at what it would be like if Saint Nick was not as good of a guy as everyone has made him out to be and that is just what I need to enjoy the holiday just that much more. With the old bishop looking for gifts of his own, rather than delivering them, I will be more mindful of what I put out for him this year as I really want a good gift this year. Stay Scared.