|Santa Claus is coming||to town|
|Your insults only make me stronger!|
|And this isn't the Mail for a change|
Since tasteless is what I specialise in lets have a look at this naughty little number.....
|Dream on Santa boy!|
|Witness the worst Robin Hood costume ever!|
Joking aside, this is really another time when we can’t like Billy, and this is something that the film plays with quite often, juggling our sympathy with Billy with the desire to see him stopped. One minute he’s slashing up perfectly innocent folks then he’s decapitating bullies, then he’s turning up at the orphanage, he is a killer with a very unreliable compass and after dispatching the young couple he has one of those desperately uncomfortable film moments where he is in the position of menacing a young child, something that he first does when working as the store Santa. What is more interesting though is how the other characters react to the fact that there is a killer Santa running around and paranoia kicks in when it comes to dealing with what should be a familiar and friendly character. Of course there is the inevitable near misses and friendly fire which is bizarre when you think of Santa being gunned down by the police. It’s funny in a rather dark way, the paranoia and fear that Billy has it passed on to everyone else including the policemen, to the point that they are prepared to shoot any Santa they find....
|Open season on Santa!|
|The making of a future Tory MP|