Evil Santa Caught!

Date: Thursday 25th November 2010 – One Month until Christmas Day

Place: Carnaby Street in Central London

What: There is a cage. Inside is an emaciated Santa Claus, staring darkly at passersby. Two men are selling him… for the bargain sum of $85,000 dollars.

Evil Santa for Sale!

The men warn there can be no drinking, no smoking, no arguing, no frolicking and no cursing anywhere near the Santa. It would make him very angry. You can take photos, but be careful, he might bite.

This Christmas madness was to celebrate the release of the awesome horror / drama / family / nightmare / comedy film RARE EXPORTS: A CHRISTMAS TALE.

Gorepress’s Boston Haverhill had the pleasure of encountering this bizarre promotion, and having already seen the film, he was genuinely disconcerted by it. It’s just lucky he had no little children on him (which is rare, apparently).

The gentlemen handing out Rare Exports leaflets weren’t your average douchebags who shove bits of card into your face while muttering something about a comedy club… they were in character as Santa Hunters.

Boston mentioned that $85,000 was a little steep for a starved old bloke in a dirty curtain, but they claimed they had to pay for expenses, including the transportation helicopter and all the gingerbread men they used as bait! It was impressive and oddly believable.

What the people of London thought about an evil, caged Santa Claus is uncertain, but it’s certainly an impressive and eerie start to the Christmas season… just the way we like it.

RARE EXPORTS: A CHRISTMAS TALE is released on 3rd December 2010. Go see it.

One Comment on “Evil Santa Caught!”

  1. [...] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Prepare To Be Scared, Dave Scullion. Dave Scullion said: @prep2bscared – whacked up a #Santa4Sale feature on Gorepress – http://bit.ly/fsuI6Z – still smiling at the absurdity of it all now… [...]

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