Jewish folklore is chock-full of mythology that should work exceptionally well for horror, from golems to dybbuks and more, so it’s a real shame that this drivel is what exists, on an island, for Hanukkah-themed spooks. Let’s just say it isn’t too surprising to find out the director was raised Catholic, because most of the Jewish references are ham-fisted or completely irrelevant (the holiday itself is almost a red herring, there’s basically nothing here to suggest the killer or the days in question have anything to do with this time of year).
Other than an early scene involving a skinning of a skinhead to makeshift a yarmulke, a legitimately scary and interesting subtextual scene, this movie is a downright piece of shit. Some of the worst acting I’ve ever seen, embarrassing lighting, sound and cinematography, a veritable bevy of absolute nonsense. Hard to find much of value. Bummer.