Santa Jaws, A Film About A Killer Shark In A Santa Hat, Is Streaming On Amazon Now

by : Niamh Shackleton on : 24 Oct 2020 11:59

Just when you thought it was safe to go back into the water for a Christmas dip, there’s a film about a killer shark in a Santa hat named Santa Jaws and it’s swimming into Amazon Prime.

Released in 2018, Santa Jaws is definitely the kind of film you take with a pinch of salt and one that you should expect all levels of ridiculousness from.


Who hasn’t watched a pile of fresh Christmas garbage and thought: this needs more shark. Fortunately the execs behind Santa Jaws did, and for some, Christmas has been saved.


As per IMDb, the synopsis for the movie reads:

Cody is an aspiring comic book artist who happens to be gifted a pen which changes reality, as he first draws Santa Jaws making it come to life as Cody’s family and friends are picked off . First no one believes him but soon his remaining family and friends find out it’s true and race to battle for survival! Who will win?


Rotten Tomatoes gives a much shorter description writing, ‘Trying to survive the family Christmas, Cody makes a wish to be alone, which ends up backfiring when a shark manifests and kills his entire family.’

What kind of rave reviews did this instant Christmas classic get, I hear you ask. Surprisingly it’s received 52% on Rotten Tomatoes’ audience score, meanwhile it’s rated a measly 3.7/10 on IMDb.

Check out the trailer for it below:



One Rotten Tomatoes reviewer wrote, ‘It asks so little and gives so much. Thanks, Santa Jaws.’ Another person said, ‘A fairly decent horror comedy with a hilarious sense of humor about itself [sic].’

An IMDd reviewer definitely wasn’t a fan, however. They wrote, ‘This ridiculous action horror/comedy for the tween set makes the “Sharknado” movies look like Oscar winners. Why are there so many positive reviews for this Jingle Bells trash?’

Basically, I don’t think it won Golden Globes.

Santa Jaws is available to watch on Amazon Prime now. 


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Niamh Shackleton

Niamh Shackleton is a pint sized person and journalist at UNILAD. After studying Multimedia Journalism at the University of Salford, she did a year at Caters News Agency as a features writer in Birmingham before deciding that Manchester is (arguably) one of the best places in the world, and therefore moved back up north. She's also UNILAD's unofficial crazy animal lady.

Topics: Film and TV, Amazon Prime, Christmas, Film, horror, IMDb, Rotten Tomatoes