“Violent Night” is such a crazy idea that its star couldn’t help but drop several F-bombs as he described it. Harbor said he stars in this thing as a “f***ing Santa Claus” who wields a “motherf***ing hammer” while fending off a group of mercenaries breaking into a house on Christmas Eve. As you can see from the picture they showed on stage, this is not a “Christmas story”.
According to our own Ben Pearson on-site in Las Vegas, this thing looks like they put “John Wick” and “Krampus” in a blender. The footage begins with a group of thieves, led by John Leguizamo, breaking into a family home, shooting down the Christmas tree and otherwise ruining everyone’s night. A young girl has a radio and calls Santa Claus for help, and Santa Claus replies, “Santa Claus is coming to town.”
In this footage, we see Harbor Claus beat a bad guy to death with a sock full of billiard balls, electrocute another guy by sticking a poinsettia in his eye, and turn on the power. Nor does he fight alone. His elves join this mission as well, and we even see one doing martial arts because of course we do.
The super-violent, grindhouse-esque footage from Violent Night ends with Leguizamo asking Harbor who he really is. He says, “I’m Jolly ol’ Saint Nick.”
This sounds a lot like the fake TV movie from the beginning of “Scrooged” where Santa Claus and his elves are recruited by Lee Majors to fight terrorists, but we assure you it’s very real. We can’t wait to see it.
Violent Night is slated to hit theaters on December 2, 2022.