Reason #1 That It Rocks: It Flips The Santa Slasher Movie Trope On Its Head
Most X-Mas slasher movies (and there have been quite a few) feature a demented Santa Claus butchering innocent people. This movie decided that was totally passe and instead gives us a demented wacko who kills people dressed as Santa Claus. That is pretty novel when you think about it. Let Jason have his camp counselors and Freddy can have dreaming teens…this guy hates Santa Claus so much that he will kill anyone in a Santa outfit or anyone who is even Santa adjacent for that matter.