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Santa's Summer House

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When a mysterious fog (fog FX not depicted) reroutes their resort shuttle, a group of tourists find themselves stranded at an elderly couple’s house. They don’t realize that it’s actually Santa’s Summer House, perhaps because the old man looks nothing like Santa and doesn’t even have a beard, and the home decor remains unchanged from A Talking Cat!?! (We assume that the house still smells like waffles.)

Voluntarily returning to the mansion where A Talking Cat!?! was filmed may seem as reckless and irresponsible as Wendy Torrance returning to the Overlook Hotel. And while there are no axe-wielding maniacs, there is a trademark DeCoteau catering subplot! Speaking of eating, you probably shouldn’t eat anything that fell on the floor of this house, you don’t know what kinds of movies they’re shooting here after hours...

Santa is played by Hollywood legend Robert Mitchum’s son Chris, who may just be the biggest paternal disappointment since Oedipus. Santa attempts to fix his guests' relationship problems; for some reason, this plan involves the longest croquet match in cinema history. To be honest, they might have been better off stranded in The Overlook with no TV and no beer.

Mike, Kevin, and Bill may have been better off at Pirate’s World, but they invite you to join them for Santa’s Summer House!

Written by:
Mike Nelson, Bill Corbett, Conor Lastowka, Sean Thomason

Contributing Writers:
Jason Miller, Zachary Shatzer

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Poster art by Jason Martian
Poster art by Jason Martian

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Average: 9.3 (188 votes)

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Movie Decade

Release date

December 14, 2018


70 minutes
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