A mysterious stranger arrives in town and befriends a young boy who’s heading down the wrong path.
Director: John Hay
Writer: John Hay, David Logan
Starring: Eddie Izzard, Jason Flemyng, Geoffrey Palmer, Larry Mills
Wonderful, creepy mystery with a great performance by Eddie Izzard and wonderful imagery. The perfect antidote from schmaltzy, saccharine holiday fare. Not too scary or dark, but with a hint of grit. It has the same Christmas themes we see over and over, but not in the same way, so if you’re tired of the usual, use this as a bit of a palate cleanser. And the scene at the end with the Christmas lights is just beautiful. Worth seeking out if you’re in the mood for something new.