Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
Michael Rielly

Elf on the Shelf Terror Film in the Works

Recommended Posts

Michael Rielly

Elf on the Shelf Terror Film in the Works

My Merry Christmas News
July 29, 2015

EXCERPT

 

9e16c98ee089efd8d547784a6dd4085e_origina
What is it with Christmas-themed slasher films? It seems all the rage and yet another film maker is proposing a project that now makes the Elf on the Shelf the perpetrator of Christmas terror. Called “Terror on the Shelf” the project listed at Kickstarter is hoping to raise funds to begin production. Here is how they describe the story:

When a Young Boy’s mother brings home a strange new Christmas decoration, “The Shelf Elf”, to entice her son to be good, but unknowingly unleashes a myriad of terror upon them. It’s up to the Young Boy to over come his fears and defeat the elf before it can ruin Christmas.

They are hoping to bring the project to screens in 2016. If you’re a fan of Christmas-themed horror, maybe you can kick in a little change to see Jingles the Elf work his mischief.

No word from the Elf on the Shelf people about their feelings on this project.

SOURCE: http://mymerrychristmas.com/elf-on-the-shelf-terror-film-in-the-works/

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Bestemor Claus

I hope they sue

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Santa Arthur

I hope that this can be stopped.  Santa is in the public domain so nothing can be done to prevent movies such as "Silent Night, Deadly Night" or "Santa Slay" from being produced by invoking copyright law..  The Elf on the Shelf , Rudolph, etc. are under copyright and trademarks and can be protected from this in many cases. 

 

 

I remember when there were bumper stickers during the Iran Hostage Crisis of 1980 that said "Hey, Iran" and showed Mickey Mouse flipping the bird (and I don't mean Donald Duck).  Certainly Disney was upset about this.defamation of their signature character and would be expected to take action to protect Mickey's image..

 

                              Santa Arthur

Edited by Santa Arthur

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Santa Johnathan

I do not see much legally that can be done and they are designing a whole new look for the "elf." Obviously, the "Elf on the Shelf" is an old tradition and much older than just the current fad. I personally do not think this will turn out more than just a silly film short seen on Youtube...especially for $9,000...that's nothing.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Michael Rielly

I do not see much legally that can be done and they are designing a whole new look for the "elf." Obviously, the "Elf on the Shelf" is an old tradition and much older than just the current fad. I personally do not think this will turn out more than just a silly film short seen on Youtube...especially for $9,000...that's nothing.

 

Exactly. "Elf on the Shelf" has been around long before the two women began marketing the concept. Unless the film makers used one of the dolls or a very close likeness in the film, the Elf on the Shelf company would not have a legal leg to stand on.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
SantaDon

I'm up for an Elf part 2 movie (although I can't think of a good story line).  I can't imagine much interest in this sort of scary Christmas flick.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Santa Arthur

The main issue would be if the elf involved was actually referred to as a shelf elf, which would sound too much like Elf on the Shelf but there are other examples of knock-off names that have survived in spite of similarities.  As for the elf's appearance, if it doesn't look like an Elf on the Shelf, then it isn't one.so no problem would exist there. 

 

I don't think that young believers in Santa will be watching this movie.  It will probably be rated PG-13 which would indicate to parents that such a movie is unsuitable for young children. There is also a possibility that an R rating could be applied.

 

                                                                                    Santa Arthur

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Santa Bendron

Wouldn't this be a Christmas version of Chucky? The creators of that franchise could probably sue...

Edited by Santa Bendron

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  

  • Donations

    All donations go directly towards the cost of hosting and running ClausNet!

    Your support, through donations or simply by clicking on sponsor links, is greatly appreciated!

    Donate Sidebar by DevFuse
  • Our picks

    • Every Once in A While
      Every once in a while I see some flagrant abuses of Santa’s appearance and etiquette. It strikes me some men don’t care about how they act or portray the beloved character of Santa.

      Gentlemen, you undertake an awesome responsibility when you button up your Santa Suit. Don’t take it lighty!

      The “World” has an image of Santa as represented by illustrations, traditions and personal contact. Believe it or not, you’re being measured by those who see you for your authenticity.

      You’re fooling yourself if you believe that no one notices or cares if your bead is yellow or unkempt. Maybe you’re also missing a few of those pearly whites, or they are stained from tobacco products. Again, don’t fool yourself….kids notice everything! I have a gold crown capping one of my lower teeth. Every once in a while, I have an inquisitive youngster question what that gold thing is in my mouth. Years ago I thought it was well hidden however; kids have uncanny radar to pick out any of our flaws….

      You may be asking yourself, “What difference does it make? “It’s not the Christmas Season.” Maybe it isn’t however, If you’re representing Santa, you’re representing one of the most recognizable characters in the world. What you do reflects upon me and every Santa reader of this article. If you’re going to be recognized then do justice to the character we are reenacting.

      Over the years I have been a Santa, I have frequently been by told by people about the Santa they hired or saw which left a very poor expression. Most of their comments were predictable. Their Santa did not interact with the children as expected or he was unprepared. He was unanimated, had a dirty suit or lack luster beard. Obviously these are sure fire ways never to be called to this group again.

      Think about what impression you make as a Santa and pay attention to developing your character. You can become one of the best Santas in your area by learning everything about your character and performing from the heart.

      Always remember: It's not about you. It's about the children.

      Santa Lou Knezevich is the creator of the Legendary Santas Mentoring Program
      Contact Santa Lou at: LegendarySantasMentoringProg@gmail.com
        • Love
        • Like
      • 0 replies
    • If You Have the Post Christmas Blues You’re Doing Christmas Wrong
      The post-Christmas blues are a very real thing. Once the date of December 25th has passed the specter of December 26th is an ominous marker to many. It sits there on the calendar like the Ghost of Christmas Yet-to-Come. Silent and foreboding, the very image of the hooded Angel of Death it seems to be. And why not?

      Just about anywhere you look Americans are tossing trees to the curb, ripping down lights from rooftops and radio stations are flipping back to everyday music. What took months to build gets deconstructed in a matter of a couple of days.
        • Like
      • 26 replies
    • Auld Lang Syne
      Every New Year’s Eve at the stroke of midnight, millions around the world traditionally gather together to sing the same song, “Auld Lang Syne”. As revilers mumble though the song’s versus, it often brings many of them to tears – regardless of the fact that most don’t know or even understand the lyrics. Confusion over the song’s lyrics is almost as much of a tradition as the song itself. Of course that rarely stops anyone from joining in.
        • Wow
        • Like
      • 3 replies
    • Merry Christmas, My Friend
      Every year around this time, some variation of this poem is circulated online. The poem is generally credited to “a soldier stationed in Okinawa” or more recently since September 11, 2001, “a Marine stationed in Afghanistan”.

      However, the poem’s true author is Lance Corporal James M. Schmidt.

      Originally entitled, “Merry Christmas, My Friend”, Corporal Schmidt wrote the poem in 1986 while serving as Battalion Counter Sniper at the Marine Barracks 8th & I, in Washington, D.C.

      That day the poem was placed in the Marine Corps Gazette and distributed worldwide. Schmidt’s poem was later published in Leatherneck (Magazine of the Marines) in December 1991.
        • Sad
        • Love
        • Like
      • 1 reply
    • Is it time to start calling out Bad Santas?
      Is it time to start calling out Bad Santas?

      Do you think we should start calling out those in our community whose actions or behavior is unbecoming of Santa Claus or Mrs. Claus?
        • Wow
        • Like
      • 94 replies
About | Forums | Blogs | Newsletter | Contact


© 2019 MJR Group. LLC. All rights reserved.
Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | Copyright IP Policy

Proud affiliate of My Merry Christmas!

Subscribe to the ClausNet Gazette

Enter your email address to subscribe to our monthly newsletter.

About ClausNet

The ClausNet community is the largest social network and online resource for Santa Claus, Mrs. Claus, Elves, Reindeer Handlers, and Santa helpers for the purposes of sharing stories, advice, news, and information.
×
×
  • Create New...