While Dutch writer/director Dick Maas’ SAINT (a.k.a. SINT) is not specifically a killer-Santa-Claus saga—it focuses on the even older, somewhat different European figure of St. Nicholas, a.k.a. “Sinterklaas”—the film initially sparked some of the same outrage that greeted SILENT NIGHT, DEADLY NIGHT in the U.S. back in 1984. Societies devoted to protecting the beloved icon protested to the media, objecting just to the concept and poster before filming had even begun. The two movies’ situations diverged, however, once SAINT hit theaters in Holland.