As promised, now that we're past Thanksgiving, the fur-lined gloves are off and we are going for the jugular ... in this case, this year's winner for Worst Christmas Short! Our entry this year is absolute nightmare fuel, a piercing puppet production from 1948 called Santa in Animal Land! It's all about four animal friends who are unhappy that the Klaus-meister brings presents only to the humans ... and it's payback time! If you think the ANIMALS are creepy as Hell, just WAIT until you see Santa himself !!! YIKES !!! Remember, there are some things you can't UNSEE !!!
Walter von Bosau has worked for the Krasker Film and Video Services at Boston University since 1986. He has a lifelong interest in world cinema and has collected movies in all formats over the years, starting with a Super 8mm projector and films in 1973. He has written film-related articles for the magazines TIDES, HARVEST and OBSIDIAN, as well as articles for local Boston papers. He also taught a very well received twelve-part course on the History of Film at the Boston Center For Adult Education. In addition to the Conjure Cinema blog, he also contributes film reviews on the Krasker blog (at http://blogs.bu.edu/kraskerfilm/) and ran a Conjure Cinema Film Series for a number of years. One of his favorite hobbies is to subject his wife Laura and son Justin to new cinematic experiences every chance he gets.