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Why does Jack called their captor "Old Nick"?

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Alisa Because he saw something on TV about how a man who comes in the middle of the night is called Old Nick, so that made sense to him (Santa). It's revealed Nick is not his first name.
Sarah Ozcandarli Old Nick works for Ma too, because it's another name for the Devil.
Mon It could also just be that he didn't give Ma his real name, just in case
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