In my family, it’s something of a tradition to watch 2003s Elf on, starring Will Ferrell, on Christmas Eve. It’s my dads favourite movie, and never fails to make us laugh. It follows Buddy the Elf, a human working in Santa’s workshop as he tries to find his father in New York. It’s cute, innocent humour is perfect to set us up for a big fat red man breaking into your house to give you presents.
But what if we recut some of the movies more extreme scenes1 what we are left with his a thriller, a horror movie to scare even my soul. If the movie was seriously recut, I would totally watch it.
- You know, the ones where Buddy seriously, seriously thinks he’s an elf and tries to convince his father of that. ↩