Something Under the Christmas Tree (A SHORT HORROR FILM)

Something Under the Christmas Tree (A SHORT HORROR FILM)

A young boy encounters something evil under the Christmas tree.

Official Selection at 2015 Milwaukee Short Film Festival Voices Heard
Official Selection at 2015 Little Rock Holiday Spirits Film Festival

Writer/Director/Cinematographer/Editor: Danny Villanueva Jr.

Anthony- Diego Lodor
Santa- James Medina
Evil Elf- Romeo Villanueva
SPFX Makeup: Brandon Bardwell
Props/Elf Costume: Reina Villanueva
Boom Operator: Brandon Turner
Production Assistant: Sebastian Lodor

Special thanks to Bianca and Brian Houtsinger and Donna and Gary Lodor..

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27 Responses to Something Under the Christmas Tree (A SHORT HORROR FILM)

  1. Sugaepisodes says:

    it’s not videogames that encourage violence after all. the jolly old fat man’s to blame.

  2. RobJG1976 says:

    wish I could take my view back because this sucked!

  3. Stephanie Mullen says:

    Shit good thing his butt wasn’t sleep. See Santa already knew he was woke and was going to go for that present!!! Plus Santa knew he was bad enough to handle the job!!! Lol…; )

  4. Ashlee Lindgren says:

    wow Good Job Danny! It was Awesome! Makes me wanna know wut happens real bad!! lol Keep up the good work!!!

  5. Brandon Turner says:

    What a great short film. It was great working with the How Bizarre crew..

  6. Daniel says:

    Whats the music that starts playing at 0:16?

  7. Brett Houdek says:

    I love this one, dude!!! Β This one is awesome! Β I love the camera angles and the build-up moments of the suspense. Β It left me wanting more.

  8. Nathan Mcgee says:

    that was pretty good. Great job guys

  9. Mary Feather says:

    Oh bad..that elf killed Santa so that makes sense

  10. Mary Feather says:

    yeah but why kill Santa’s little helper…that’s what i thought it was..guess i was wrong

  11. CZsWorld says:

    Wow, that was really beautifully done. I’m amazed!

  12. Glitch Monkey says:

    Blood me and Miller need to say WTF we need see a Ending Blood

  13. Spook Daddy says:

    wowowo so spoopy

  14. PenjiProductions says:

    How is that for an elf on a shelf? That elf is creepy

  15. Jo Jo Productions says:

    This was original I liked it. What camera gear do you guys use?

  16. MabelNormand says:

    great job

  17. DeadFi says:

    Favorite to date πŸ™‚Β 

  18. DVOW says:

    + HowBizzare Please do a fight between me and the elf πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒ

  19. Michael Quintero says:

    near Texas by any chance ? scouting for a short series project partner.

  20. Ali McQueen says:

    spy the difference πŸ˜™πŸ˜™πŸ˜™πŸ˜™πŸ˜™πŸ˜™πŸ˜™πŸ˜™πŸ˜™πŸ˜™πŸ˜™πŸ˜™πŸ˜™πŸ˜™πŸ˜™πŸ˜™πŸ˜™πŸ˜™πŸ˜™πŸ˜™πŸ˜™πŸ˜™πŸ˜™πŸ˜™πŸ˜™πŸ˜™πŸ˜™πŸ˜™πŸ˜™πŸ˜™πŸ˜™πŸ˜™πŸ˜™πŸ˜™πŸ˜™πŸ˜™πŸ˜™πŸ˜™πŸ˜™πŸ˜™πŸ˜™πŸ˜™πŸ˜™πŸ˜™πŸ˜™πŸ˜™πŸ˜™πŸ˜™πŸ˜™πŸ˜™πŸ˜™πŸ˜™πŸ˜™πŸ˜™πŸ˜™πŸ˜—πŸ˜™πŸ˜™πŸ˜™πŸ˜™πŸ˜™πŸ˜™πŸ˜™πŸ˜™πŸ˜™πŸ˜™πŸ˜™πŸ˜™πŸ˜™πŸ˜™πŸ˜™πŸ˜™πŸ˜™πŸ˜™πŸ˜™πŸ˜™πŸ˜™πŸ˜™πŸ˜™πŸ˜™πŸ˜™πŸ˜™πŸ˜™πŸ˜™πŸ˜™πŸ˜™πŸ˜™πŸ˜™πŸ˜™πŸ˜™πŸ˜™πŸ˜™πŸ˜™πŸ˜™πŸ˜™πŸ˜™πŸ˜™πŸ˜™πŸ˜™πŸ˜™πŸ˜™πŸ˜™πŸ˜™πŸ˜™πŸ˜™πŸ˜™πŸ˜™πŸ˜™πŸ˜™πŸ˜™πŸ˜™πŸ˜™πŸ˜™πŸ˜™πŸ˜™πŸ˜™πŸ˜™πŸ˜™πŸ˜™πŸ˜™πŸ˜™πŸ˜™πŸ˜™πŸ˜™πŸ˜™πŸ˜™πŸ˜™πŸ˜™πŸ˜™πŸ˜™πŸ˜™

  21. Corrector1 says:

    Good old Santa. He always knows just what you need.

  22. Misty Brew's Creature Feature Show says:

    I really enjoy your shorts. Would love to feature them on some of my up coming shows. Let me me know if it would be ok to use them. Thank you,

  23. Tails' Nightmare says:

    so that little elf murdered santa?

  24. MyNamesJeff says:

    The way it zooms into the tree, the way the train goes by… Spooky! Nice video!

  25. Bears&Cookies says:

    Haha, nice! Keep it up πŸ˜‰

  26. Luis - Vega says:

    the axe in the box is different from the one in the final.

  27. esperanza macaspac says:


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