Per-Ingvar Tomren And Magne Steinsvoll’s ‘Christmas Cruelty!’ (2013) Coming From Unearthed Films For Christmas 2022

Per-Ingvar Tomren And Magne Steinsvoll’s holiday horror, Christmas Cruelty! (2013 – AKA O’Hellige Jul!), will be coming to us through Unearthed Films by next Christmas!


We follow a serial killer and his victims as they all prepare for Christmas in their own ways. This year, it doesn’t matter if you have been naughty or nice. Santa is coming to town no matter what, and he knows where you live.

The Christmas Cruelty! 2013 release:

It was released at a local movie theatre here in Norway on Friday, December 13, 2013. We though that was the perfect date because it was Saint Lucy’s Day, which is an important day in the Norwegian Christmas celebration where kids dress up in white gowns and crowns with lights and they hand out baked goods called Lussekatter. So we had the actress that played the killer’s daughter (Nina-Shanett Arntsen) in the movie dressed up like Saint Lucy (but we also soaked the white gown in blood), giving Lussekatter to the audience.

We arrived at the premiere in a firetruck as an reference to the most infamous line in the movie, “I want to ride the firetruck.”

Cast and Crew:

Written by: Eline Aasheim, Janne Iren Holseter, Anita Nyhagen, Magne Steinsvoll and Per-Ingvar Tomren.

Directed by: Per-Ingvar Tomren and Magne Steinsvoll.

Produced by: Kim Haldorsen, Magne Steinsvoll and Raymond Volle.

Director of photography: Raymond Volle.

Main cast: Eline Aasheim, Magne Steinsvoll, Per-Ingvar Tomren, and Tormod Lien as Killer Santa

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