The teaser trailer for upcoming holiday slasher movie Hanukkah was just released to social media. The minute-long trailer introduces the film’s main villain “Judah Lazarus” AKA the Hanukiller, played by actor Sid Haig, who believed that God have him 53 additional commandments to enforce:
Hanukkah is written & directed by Eben McGarr and stars Haig, Charles Fleischer, Caroline Williams, and P.J. Soles.
The film, which has been in the works for the better part of a decade, still has no release date, though this is the first time we’ve seen actual footage, so stay tuned!
A Torah-fying new tale of horah.
Obediah Lazarus is the son of Judah Lazarus, the original Hanukiller. In 1983, Judah terrorized NY for seven nights and was preparing to sacrifice his eight-year-old son, Obediah, on the eighth night. Judah was convinced it was God’s will, like Abraham and Isaac, to sacrifice his only son to God. Luckily for Obediah, police tracked Judah down and stopped the sacrifice, but Judah was gunned down in the process. Warped by hatred with no guidance, Obediah Lazarus becomes a religious extremist, intolerant of non-Jews, “bad Jews”, and those he perceives to be enemies of the Jewish faith. He is about to unleash eight nights of horror.
A group of Jewish teens are getting ready to party for the holidays, but are in for a Festival of Frights. With the help of a wise Rabbi, they deduce that the murder victims have violated Judaic law and that their only chance at survival is to embrace their faith.