So, here’s a piece of news that falls into the This Should Be Interesting category as it seems we should best brace ourselves for another killer Santa flick … although this one sounds like it may have a bit of a twist.
Oscilloscope has acquired the rights to Jalamari Helander’s Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale, a Finnish horror flick with a premise that spreads all sorts of Yultide cheer:
On the eve of Christmas in northern Finland, an archeological dig unearths Santa Claus. This particular Santa, however, isn’t the one you want coming to town. When most of the town’s children go missing, Pietari and his father, a local hunter named Rauno, come into possession of the mythological being. Rauno’s clan of hunters attempt to cash in on the opportunity by selling Santa back to the misguided leader of the multinational corporation sponsoring the dig. What ensues is nothing short of a wildly humorous nightmare — a fantastically bizzare polemic on modern day morality.
Adam Yauch, O-scope head said, “This is really a unique film, the filmmaking’s exceptional, Jalmari’s sense of timing, perfect. I’m tempted to say it’s like the Coen brothers meets “The Grinch Who Stole Christmas,” but RARE EXPORTS is so original in its feel and approach that I’ll refrain from such comparisons and simply say: gas up your snowmobiles, load your shotguns and smoke ’em if you got ’em — ’cause we intend to uncage this sucker in theaters for the holidays.”
Look for this one to hit DVD sometime this December. We’ll bring you more as we get it.
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