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Violent Night (2022)

Opens on November 30

Director: Tommy Wirkola Run Time: 101 min. Rating: R Release Year: 2022

Starring: Beverly D'Angelo, Cam Gigandet, David Harbour, Edi Patterson, John Leguizamo

Country: United States
Language: English

About the film:

To hell with “all is calm.” When a team of mercenaries breaks into a wealthy family compound on Christmas Eve, taking everyone inside hostage, the team isn’t prepared for a surprise combatant: Santa Claus is on the grounds, and he’s about to show why this Nick is no saint.

About the filmmaker:

Tommy Wirkola is a Norwegian film director, producer, and screenwriter. He teamed up with co-writer Stig Frode Henriksen on the feature films Kill Buljo (2007)Kurt Josef Wagle and the Legend of the Fjord Witch (2010), the horror comedy Dead Snow (2009) and the sequel Dead Snow 2: Red vs. Dead, which premiered at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival and was nominated for Best International Film at the 2014 Fantasia Film Festival. His English-language films include Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters (2013), What Happened to Monday (2017), The Trip (2021), and Violent Night (2022), which premiered at the 2022 New York Comic Con.

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