BLACK SANTA'S REVENGE
Reviewed by: JimmyO
What's it about
When a group of thugs steal the childrens presents from a local community center, Santa is pissed. So off he goes, armed and ready for mayhem, so all those kids can get some nifty toys on Christmas.
Is it good movie?
Why does Ken Foree kick so much ass? Why is it the man can make anything seem cool, even Santa Claus? Well, because he is Ken Foree, and he is the quintessential badasssssss. And thankfully, writer, producer and director of the short film Black Santa’s Revenge, David Walker gets it. In what is described on the DVD cover art as “A Mini Epic…” is just that, it feels much bigger than a short film. It feels just like one of those cool blaxploitation films that made the Seventies such an awesome decade for cinema. So within twenty minutes you get Mr. Foree taking a little well deserved revenge on some folks that stole toys from a community center. Wait… I’m sorry, did I just say TOYS? Yes. I. Did. He’s blowing peoples heads off for the toys. And you’ll root for him, even though some of the kids seem a bit obnoxious.
This is based on a comic book series which I have not read. But I’ll tell you right here and now, that I love the idea. In fact, I really wish this had been a feature. Although, even in its short running time, there is enough nudity and bloodshed to make most genre fans happy. Yeah, the villains are lame and pretty one-dimensional, but who cares? Why… because it’s Ken Foree kicking butt and doing it with humor. If you like Christmas and you want these kids to have their toys, then you better damn well check out Black Santa’s Revenge… if not… be warned because he takes no pity on folks that disrespect the kiddies.
Video / Audio
All I can say is, you’ve got Ken Foree, you’ve got him as Santa Claus, and he is making sure the little ones get their toys. What is not to like. Black Santa’s Revenge feels like a twenty minute grind house feature. Heads are blown off and people are shot up, plus you get an eye full of strippers. My biggest complaint, this should have been a feature. Ken Foree is the man.