Monday, December 11, 2017

Repugnant Review: Infinite Santa 8000 (2013) - Michael Neel

Directed by Michael Neel

Written by Greg Ansin, Michael Neel

Starring Duane Bruce, Tara Henry, Michael Neel

In the year 8000, Santa Clause and his sidekick Martha, must survive in a post-apocalyptic world full of mutants, cyborgs, and a giant Easter bunny. This crudely animated film ranked pretty high on my list, just for the fact that I've never seen a lot of low budget animated features before, and how could I have passed up on a movie called INFINITE SANTA 8000. For the animation nerds, the visuals might turn you away, as this kind of reminds me of the cheap cartoons you would find on Newgrounds 10 years ago, but considering the fact that this is a low budget film, I was pretty impressed with the whole thing. I know making an independent film is hard, but I couldn't imagine how hard it would be to make an animated movie at a small budget. Major kudos the the director for putting all of that time into this (No Joke, this film is about 90 minutes long).

I really enjoyed the fact that, even though Santa slaughters mutants and other baddies in this movie, he's still the innocent and caring Santa we all know and love. He's truly a charming character, and you know he's killing for good. The character designs are very fun too. The evil doctor of the film, looked truly disgusting, and the blood and gore was fun to watch. My only issue is the fact that this might have worked better as an internet series (which it originally started as). Maybe it should of been cut into 10-15 minute segments, but the dedication to make an animated feature film still astounds me, so it's just a mere suggestion on my part.

All in all, it's not a bad flick. Maybe the animation isn't the best, but I've seen much much worse, and I honestly enjoyed what I saw here. It's silly, campy, and gory enough to be enjoyable. Another great thing is that you can watch this for FREE on Frightpix, and the Kings of Horror youtube channel. How fucking cool is that? I suggest you take a look for yourself, and let me know what you think. More Repugnant Holiday specials to come!




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