Santa is coming to the Alamo Drafthouse. Be afraid. Be very afraid.
As part of our Graveyard Shift series, this December we're bringing the modern holiday classic RARE EXPORTS: A CHRISTMAS TALE to Houston. The film, set in Finland and released statewide by Oscilloscope, is a 2010 movie that exposes the dark secret behind Santa Claus.
When a group of reindeer herders discover a naked man caught in an animal trap, they learn he's Santa Claus, a dark supernatural force that doesn't reward good children as much as he punishes the naughty. The reindeer herders, led by a small child who's spent the holiday season preparing for Santa Claus' coming, must rescue the town's kidnapped children. RARE EXPORTS: A CHRISTMAS TALE is a darkly comic horror film that evokes memories of Joe Dante's GREMLINS. It's epic in its scope and it manages to be both immensely charming and equally creepy.
On December 3, from 6 to 9 PM, we'll have a genuine Lapland Father Christmas on display in the Alamo Drafthouse lobby. It'll be caged and drugged, giving you a rare opportunity to take your picture with this snarling beast. We'll arm you with weapons so you can pose next to the feral Santa Claus and have your holiday picture taken.
So join us for the special screening and learn how to prepare yourself for Santa Claus' reign of terror this Christmas. As an added bonus, everybody who attends will get ginger bread cookies and milk. Before the Christmas spirit completely overwhelms you, why not let your dark side come and have some fun by watching one of the scariest, funniest holiday films you're likely to see this year.