Sint is One Santa Looking to Give the Gift of Death While Slashing Records
Remember all that hubbub about Silent Night, Deadly Night here in the States when it first came out? Parents were up in arms because it had a killer dressed as Santa Claus. Ah, stupidity! How we love when you rear your head! The Dutch seem to have no such problems. In fact their new killer Christmas flick Sint is breaking records overseas.
According to Variety distributor A-Film claims Sint's opening weekend set a record for a Dutch movie rated 16 and above, dethroning Paul Verhoeven's Black Book.
Figures released Thursday by the Dutch Film Distributors' Association show Sint easily scored the biggest opening week for a Dutch film so far in 2010, taking E901,132 ($1.3 million) off 96 screens.
Its box office also stands up to U.S. product, beating the opening weeks of Jackass 3D and Due Date, while burying recent genre releases such as Piranha 3D and Paranormal Activity 2.
Holland celebrates the return of gift-bearing Sint Nicolaas each year in early December with Sint-themed kid flicks frequently released in late November to exploit the holiday buzz.
Filmmaker Dick Maas reverses the formula with a deranged Sint (Huub Stapel) kidnapping children and cutting a bloody swathe through the adult population.
Please .... bring this movie here ASAP!
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