Bruce Blain as

Holiday cheer isn’t the main theme of Mad Santa, a violent short directed by, and starring, Bruce Blain who plays a psychopath in a Santa hat.

The film is violent and follows the temperamental man of the title in his basement as he goes on a bloody diatribe, taking revenge on a woman and those close to her because she wouldn’t hire him as a mall Santa.

Mad Santa was written, shot, edited, and scored in 48 hours for the Vancouver 48 Hour Run N Gun Horror Film Festival.​​

It won the Audience Choice Award and received Honorable Mention at the Los Angeles Short Film Festival in March.​​

Mad Santa also received several nominations at the Vancouver Bad Ass Film Festival.

You can watch the full six-minute (NSFW) film below and let us know what you think in the comments.

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