Slay bells are once again ringing, kids! It doesn’t matter if you’ve been naughty or nice… you’re gonna pay the price. We never intended any of that to rhyme really; that just kinda happened. In any event, yes! On tap for you right now is the exclusive premiere of the red band trailer for Adam Marcus’ Secret Santa.
Written by Adam Marcus and Debra Sullivan of Jason Goes to Hell and Texas Chainsaw 3D fame (with the former directing), Secret Santa, produced by Bryan Sexton, stars Michael Rady, Drew Lynch, Michelle Renee Allaire, Petra Areskoug, and Scott Burkett.
Per director/co-writer Marcus, “In a film destine to replace A Christmas Story as everyone’s favorite holiday classic, Secret Santa tells the story of a typical American family’s Christmas dinner. A time for laughter, sorrow, and slaughter. Listen closely… Slay Bells Ring.”
Secret Santa will be making its world premiere at Sitges next month in the fest’s Midnight X-Treme section.
The holidays are a time for backstabbing and silent, annihilating judgment; but for the Pope family the time-honored tradition of passive-aggressive snark is always masked with a smile. But not this year. April Pope, the family’s golden child, is clean and sober and working her twelve steps. She has a new life and an amazing boyfriend, and she’s ready to make amends with her sister, Penny, for a horrible prank she pulled on her when they were in high school. April figures her mother, Shari’s, Christmas Eve party, complete with Secret Santa game, will be the perfect moment for forgiveness. Her gift and act of confession will help heal the tensions of all her loved ones.
But there’s someone else with a different idea…
The Popes run one of the country’s largest pharmaceutical companies, and someone’s going to give them a taste of their own medicine. Literally. And with a military grade truth serum spiking the holiday punch, anyone who has a cup will lose their mask of civility. And before they know it, saying what they wanted to say turns into doing what they want to do; and the holiday table soon runs red. It’s a Christmas massacre as those who haven’t drunk the punch try to control the ones who have. This year the truth doesn’t hurt… it kills!
Who will make it out alive? And what the hell is that drug? Spend this holiday with a family that slays together. It’s going to be a bloody good Christmas!