After seeing his parents killed by a man dressed in a Santa outfit, Billy is sent to live in an orphanage, where he is treated poorly by Mother Superior (Lilyan Chauvin). Now an adult, Billy works at a toy store, and when he is asked to be the store's Santa, he snaps and begins to kill everybody around him. This 1984 flick is a cross between a slasher film and a psychological thriller that really works well on both fronts--the problem is there's not enough time to give each a fair balance, leaving the viewer wishing they had either extended the length of the film or focused more on one of the two aspects. Billy (Robert Brian Wilson) is an effective enough killer--the character will never be considered a legend on the level of Freddy or Jason, but he certainly is memorable.
On A Scale Of One To Ten: 6