Dial Code Santa Claus – First Saturday Horror Series

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Dec 4th 2021 9:45 pm
$10 | $8 student & senior* | $7.50 ArtsQuest Member Website 610-332-3378
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Date(s) - Dec 4th 2021
9:45 pm

Frank Banko Alehouse Cinemas


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*Student & senior discounts apply at the box office only.

1989 | NR | 1 hr 27 min

Directed by: René Manzor
Starring: Alain Lalanne, Louis Ducreux, Brigitte Fossey, Stéphane Legros

“Plays like a blend of classic Amblin and a grindhouse nightmare. To say ‘this shit is nuts’ would be an understatement.” — Jacob Hall, SlashFilm

“Beautifully shot and crazed enough to keep you on your toes, this is a film that’d have a bigger cult following if more viewers actually had the chance to see it.” — Nathaniel Thompson, Mondo Digital

Your holiday programming will never be the same after the North American debut of this outrageous Christmastime slayride!

Previously only available via VHS bootlegs — and a huge audience smash at Fantastic Fest 2018 — DIAL CODE SANTA CLAUS (aka DEADLY GAMES and 3615 CODE PERE NOEL) is an enormous discovery. Made a year before HOME ALONE (which, suspiciously, has almost the same plot), DIAL CODE is way more stylized and bloodier.

Thomas is a typical 1980s kid: he loves Rambo, computers, role-playing games and his dog. While mom’s away at the office on Xmas Eve, Thomas and his grandfather are left home alone — perfect timing for a disgruntled, perverted, bloodthirsty Santa Claus to raid the home down the chimney. But Hell hath no fury like a mulleted ten-year-old with an arsenal of toys!

Restoration courtesy of René Manzor and the American Genre Film Archive.

In French with English subtitles.