Wildeye Releasing has a new Christmas horror to keep us entertained for the holidays, called Mrs. Claus (2018). Now, when you think Christmas horror, do you think slasher films? If so, Mrs. Claus may be the x-mas flick you wanna see.
Mrs. Claus is a horror that’s rated UR (unrated) but has language, violence, and nudity. It was written and directed by Troy Escamilla. The movie has a running time of eighty-six-minutes. Here’s what the story is about. As everyone in the sorority is getting ready to go home for Christmas vacation, a few of the girls are staying behind and decide to throw a Christmas party. Unfortunately, what the house members don’t know is that there’s a bloodthirsty killer that wants to make the party… unforgettable.
Mrs. Claus is pretty slasher basic. You have a killer with a reason to kill and a bunch of people not knowing they’re on someone’s to kill list. The story reminded me of the movie Black Christmas (2006) with a few more twists and turns. Unfortunately, the movie doesn’t really have a lot going for it.
The script is pretty weak and filled with a lot of pointless conversations and constant reminders of the main character’s backstory. The story is filled with stock characters (partier, bookworm, etc.) that you never really get to know much about. Upside to that, I didn’t shed a tear when they died. Most of the time I was rooting for the killer, so I didn’t have to deal with a few annoying characters anymore.
The playthrough was ok, but the pace was a bit to slow for my attention span. Now, I liked the way the movie started off and loved the creepy version of the Jingle Bells song they used during the opening of the movie. Sadly, that’s the best spot in the movie. After that, we slowly get dragged through just another slasher flick. The killer’s scenes are too quick, so you don’t really get a chance to enjoy the scene. Yeah, a few of the kills were cool, but there was no build-up to the scene. Just killer… death. No real suspense was ever built up.
Some of the cast is Hailey Strader (Mrs. Claus), Brinke Stevens (Sorority Babes in the Slimeball Bowl-O-Rama), Helene Udy (My Bloody Valentine) Mel Heflin (The Figure) and Kaylee Williams (Model Hunger). First off, Mel Heflin does good crazy eyes! There’s a moment where her character snaps and the look on her face was creepy good. As far as the cast goes, it’s a hit and miss on the acting. Part of the problem was the script not giving the cast much to work with. However, the script wasn’t everyone’s problem, some of the cast were just bad actors. It was cool seeing Stevens, but even she couldn’t help this movie.
The special effects that Heather Benson did look really good. Since it’s a slasher flick, expect to see a lot of bloody moments and gore. Like throats slit and people run through with objects etc..
Side note, Mrs. Claus premiered on VOD (Video on Demand) and was released on DVD November 13, 2018. So, you can check it out and even grab your very own copy.
Summary : Overall, Mrs. Claus is an x-mas gift I'd return and look for something else to entertain my holiday hours with.
It's rated UR (unrated) but has language, violence, and nudity.