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8 Movies Like Violent Night You Must See

December 22, 2022

Violent Night is an action comedy that follows the violent forays of the beloved Santa Claus. When the Lightstone family is taken hostage in their own mansion by a group of heartless mercenaries, Santa Claus must resort to violence to punish the naughty people. Along the way, Santa Claus must also confront his past and his inner conflicts.

Directed by Tommy Wirkola, it stars David Harbour, John Leguizamo and Beverly D’Angelo. In addition, the film paints a very unique and interesting picture of Santa Claus. He mixes the image of a warm and cuddly Santa with that of a Santa who has a violent past and isn’t in control. If you want to see movies that deal with the theme of Christmas violence and the villain Santa Claus, then the following suggestions are for you. Most of these movies that are similar to Violent Night can be watched on Netflix, Hulu or Amazon Prime.

8. Fat Man (2020)

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‘Fatman’ is a revenge story set in the merry Christmas spirit. Billy hires a hitman to kill Santa after receiving a lump of coal as a Christmas present. Meanwhile, Santa Claus is not squeamish. He protects his business and can defend himself against the attack. Because the film takes its subject matter seriously and depicts Santa Claus as an armed lunatic, Fatman is hilariously entertaining. The action comedy is also characterized by fast-paced gunfights and hard-hitting combat. The film is written and directed by Eshom Nelms and Ian Nelms. Aside from the fact that both films belong to the same genre, Violent Night and Fatman feature Santa Clauses as brave fighters. They can wield a weapon, as can their sack of magical gifts.

7. Anna and the Apocalypse (2017)

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We’ve encountered many spirits and spooks, from mythical creatures to a chilling version of Santa Claus. Zombies appear in the horror comedy Anna and the Apocalypse, and that too in a musical version. When the apocalypse descends on Anna’s town, she decides to protect herself and her friends from the tragedy. Directed by John McPhail, the film is about a desperate race to survive and escape from the undead monsters. This tale of an epic struggle for survival is similar to the Lightstone family’s situation in Night Blast. They too face death when the mercenaries take them hostage. In both films, ordinary people show courage and confidence in the face of adversity.

6. Once Upon A Time At Christmas (2015)

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In the wacky Christmas movie ‘Once Upon A Time At Christmas’, a serial killer couple wreak havoc in a small town. They pretend to be Santa and Mrs. Claus. On the other hand, a teenager and a young police officer must figure out what’s behind the relatively unrelated murders. The endlessly entertaining film Once Upon a Time at Christmas features a series of imaginative murders carried out by an intriguing recreation of the central couple. Although viewers are used to seeing violent Santa Clauses like in Violent Night, this horror film also features a murderous Mrs. Santa Claus. The result is a darkly humorous and macabre Christmas fairy tale similar to that of Violent Night.

5. Sint (2010)

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The religious symbol is introduced in Sint as a sinister apparition that seeks terrible revenge by returning to the world of the living. He preys on children and kills them around Christmas time. Sint is a sophisticated Christmas horror film with a truly disturbing story. It is also characterized by a spooky mood and chilling and nightmarish imagery. Directed and produced by Dick Maas, the Dutch film moves fast and captivates viewers. The character Sint is very similar to Harbour’s Santa Claus past, although he was never evil or killed children. The violence and brutality of the two are very similar.

4. Krampus (2015)

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Adam Scott and Toni Collette play Max’s parents in the Michael Dougherty-directed film Krampus. The fantasy comedy is based on an old folk tale. Although Max isn’t the only child in the family, it’s his lack of Christmas cheer that prompts the return of the evil Krampus. The hungry, horned beast wreaks havoc all around it after being unleashed on the unprepared populace. Krampus has a fresher perspective compared to other mythical films. It’s funny and features gory scenes similar to those in Violent Night. Both Santa Claus and Krampus use magic to get their jobs done.

3. Silent Night (2012)

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‘Silent Night’ is a remake of the 1984 film ‘Silent Night, Deadly Night’. Both films share a similar story. Sheriff Cooper and Deputy Sheriff Aubrey Bradimore must stop a mysterious figure posing as Santa from committing a spree of murders. As the victims pile up on Christmas Eve, they compile the list of potential perpetrators. It all culminates in a crucial life-or-death battle between Aubrey and Santa Claus. The film was directed by Steven C. Miller. Aside from showing a violent Santa, the film is just as violent and bloody as Violent Santa.

2. Santa (2018)

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Christmas brings families together, but no one knows what’s happening in Secret Santa. When someone in the family seeks revenge, the annual Christmas dinner brings a new wave of death. A hero emerges from the purple chaos and must overcome all obstacles to end the epidemic before it’s too late. Co-written and directed by Adam Marcus, the action comedy follows a bloody mess in a family. Just like the Lightstone family in Violent Night bicker and bicker also this family endless. The episodes of the two films may have different endings, but the portrayal of family issues and rivalries is very similar.

1. Bad Santa (2003)

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In the film Bad Santa, Billy Bob Thornton portrays a drunk, foul-smelling merchant who roams from mall to mall while posing as Santa one day and robbing the store the next. But when the eponymous Santa forms a strange bond with a child who has been bullied, it changes the course of their lives. This is very similar to the friendship between Harbour’s Santa Claus in Violent Night and his relationship with a little girl named Trudy. The two develop a good relationship as a mercenary fighting force. Directed by Terry Zwigoff, the comedy’s portrayal of Santa Claus is similar to that in Violent Night: both are tired of their lives and like to get drunk.