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Huddle around your electronic device of choice and peruse your options for movies and shows gracing virtual cinemas this week, including Hollywood Theatre's Christmas horror offerings Dial Code Santa Claus, Silent Night, Deadly Night, and Rare Exports. We've rounded up those and other options below, including picks from nationwide platforms, like the Chadwick Boseman-fronted Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom and The Last Blockbuster on Amazon Prime Video. Plus, if you haven't heard, the Mercury's amateur porn film festival HUMP! is accepting submissions through January 8, as is the stoner short film fest SPLIFF, through March 5!
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Dial Code Santa Claus
This recently unearthed 1989 French thriller-comedy takes the plot of Home Alone (which would come out a year later) and freaks it up a bit: Thomas, a typical kid who loves Rambo, RPGs, and his dog, is trapped at home with his equally vulnerable grandpa over Christmas as a maniacal Santa slides down chimneys and raids homes all over the neighborhood.