It sounds intriguing, doesn't it?
With the festive season arriving in full swing, most of us are preparing a list of movies to binge-watch throughout the holiday season. Some people prefer romance, while others prefer comedy, and some others are forever loyal to horror. Over the years, I have watched my fair share of Christmas horror movies and I have also watched movies featuring killer sharks. So when I learned about a movie named Santa Jaws, I couldn't hold back my excitement.
Santa Jaws encapsulates my love for both horror and Christmas. It is one of those movies that you have to take with a pinch of salt and be ready for all the ridiculousness that is about to come your way. All of us are guilty of watching a pile of garbage movies during the holiday season and we have enjoyed them too, no matter how much we deny that in public.
According to IMDb, the official synopsis of the movie reads: Cody is an aspiring comic book artist who happens to be gifted a pen which changes reality, as he first draws Santa Jaws making it come to life as Cody’s family and friends are picked off. First, no one believes him but soon his remaining family and friends find out it’s true and race to battle for survival! Who will win?
While IMDb delved a little deep inside the plot, Rotten Tomatoes kept it short and simple, writing: Trying to survive the family Christmas, Cody makes a wish to be alone, which ends up backfiring when a shark manifests and kills his entire family. Who doesn't find that description irresistible? Santa Jaws sits at a 52% at Rotten Tomatoes audience score and IMDb rated it at a measly 3.7/10. A reviewer on Rotten Tomatoes wrote, "It asks so little and gives so much. Thanks, Santa Jaws." A second one added, "A fairly decent horror comedy with a hilarious sense of humor about itself."
While the reviewers on Rotten Tomatoes were lenient, the same cannot be said for the reviewers on IMDb. One person, who definitely wasn't a fan. wrote," This ridiculous action-horror/comedy for the tween set makes the “Sharknado” movies look like Oscar winners. Why are there so many positive reviews for this Jingle Bells trash?" Safe to say, this movie won't be winning any awards or accolades, but there is no harm in giving it a watch during a lazy afternoon.