Bad Santas

Bad Santas

2 Episodes

Jolly old St. Nick goes rogue in two dark tales that will leave you wondering: what evil lurks behind that snow-white beard and red cap? First, underground-animation legend Bill Plympton reveals the untold story of Kris Kringle’s disturbing flirtation with authoritarianism in the black-comic alternate history SANTA, THE FASCIST YEARS. Then, mild-mannered bank teller Elliott Gould finds himself drawn into a dangerous game of cat and mouse with Christopher Plummer’s psychotic shopping-mall Santa in the 1978 heist thriller THE SILENT PARTNER, a Hitchcockian tour de force of nerve-twisting tension that features an early appearance by John Candy and an unforgettable bit of grisly business with a fish tank.

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Bad Santas
  • Santa, the Fascist Years

    Episode 1

    Directed by Bill Plympton • 2008 • United States
    Starring Matthew Modine

    We all think of Santa as “Jolly Old St. Nick.” But who knew that he has a hidden dark side? Bill Plympton uncovers Kris Kringle’s flirtation with politics and greed.

  • The Silent Partner

    Episode 2

    Directed by Daryl Duke • 1978 • Canada
    Starring Elliott Gould, Christopher Plummer, Susannah York

    When mild-mannered bank teller Miles Cullen (Elliott Gould) discovers that a shopping-mall Santa (Christopher Plummer) is planning to rob his bank, he concocts a plan to steal the money himself and ...