Directed by Dave Campfield
Written by Dave Campfield
Starring: Dave Campfield, Paul Chomicki, Felissa Rose
Deron Miller, Linnea Quigley, Lloyd Kaufman, Debbie Rochon
Brinke Stevens and Joe Estevez
Released by Wild Eye Releasing
I was thrilled when I saw this title on The Movie & Music Network! See while others do The 31 days of Halloween horror I tend to save my special views for the Christmas holiday season!. See in my house Christmas Holiday Specials remain special because I only play between the day after Thanksgiving and the end of New Years day, and this isn't reserved for just the kiddie stuff either, oh no. It includes ALL Christmas/Holiday themed horror. So all those great films like Silent Night Deadly Night, Santas' Slay, Gremlins etc all of those only see the light of day for about one month of the year, making them something I look forward to all year long! I first noticed Caesar & Ottos' Deadly Xmas sometime around mid January of this year so I have been patiently awaiting this watch, and I am so glad I did!! It was, for me, completely worth the wait!
I stumbled and fell several times trying to figure out a way to sum this one up and then I finally got wise and decided to let this one speak for it self so straight from the DVD Jacket here ya go!
“Caesar and his half-brother Otto take on duties at Xmas Enterprises as Santa and his elf. However, the bodies begin to pile up when a fellow store Santa (CKY’s Deron Miller) develops a vendetta against them, and he soon turns Caesar’s list of cancelled Thanksgiving Dinner guests into a list of Xmas-inspired victims! A cross between Scary Movie and Silent Night Deadly Night, C&O’s Deadly Xmas takes the Christmas slasher into all new gruesome and hilarious territory.”
This one actually IS what it claims to be folks! Its truly a hilarious romp of a Christmas Slasher, that pays homage to everything seasonal, from Charlie Browns Thanksgiving Special to Gremlins, and a bunch of stuff in between. Its filled with slapstick comedy, word play, homage to other holiday classics and self deprecation on the part of the various actors and actresses! Its flipping fantastic!
Yes its low brow, yes its low budget, and yes its not going to be for those of solely refined tastes, but for the rest of us, ya know the ones who grew up loving troma, this is a film to cherish! Its is everything right with in your face, embrace what we are, low budget film making. They make fun of themselves pretty much from minute one, and ohhhhh the cameos!!! Its is a virtual treasure trove of icons we love. Llyod Kaufman plays the Grandfather that puts the fear of Santa in Caesar. Linnea Quigley is the agent for Caesar and plays herself stating she was blackballed by Hollywood (wait till you hear why PRICELESS). Joe Estevez plays himself in therapy for brother issues, with a Dr Pheel, who seems really familiar but I'm not sure why (wink wink). Heck even Felissa Rose, Debbie Rochon and Brinke Stevens all well known scream queens find a place to call home in this spoofy spectacular!
This both, was and wasn't what I expected all at once. It is fun, campy and very beautifully b! It isn't, however, gratuitous. Its has its share of effects and gore but not an over abundance, nor is it the T&A fest we've grown accustomed to in our slasher films. Caesar & Ottos' Deadly XMas is actually a well thought out, inspired fun film that relies on physical gags and word pun comedy. Its much smarter than you probably expected going in. This is a definite must watch for the Holiday season for any horror and or comedy fan! And lucky for all you awesome readers out there, this one will be available to watch for FREE courtesy of the partnership between ourselves and The Movie & Music Network, Don't say we never gave you anything! Or Consider your stocking STUFFED! ( just click here to watch Caesar and Ottos Deadly Xmas Streaming Free)
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