Silent Night, Deadly Night
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Silent Night, Deadly Night
Fangoria Presents unwraps Charles E Sallier Jr.'s 1984 holiday cult horror classic SILENT NIGHT, DEADLY NIGHT, in theaters this December! SILENT NIGHT, DEADLY NIGHT tells the tale of Billy Chapmen, orphaned at five after witnessing the murder of his parents at the hands of a Santa suit-clad madman on Christmas Eve. Now eighteen and out of the brutal grip of orphanage nuns, Billy is forced to confront his greatest fear, sending him on a rampage, leaving a crimson trail in the snow behind him. Fangoria Presents, in conjunction with Screenvision, delivers this seasonal slasher essential in a… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 25%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"It had its moment and then vanished, like all garbage does."
‑ Rob Vaux,
"Among the dozen or so victims of Santa's slay ride is a man who's choked to death with a string of Christmas lights and a young woman who's impaled--topless, of course--on a pair of moose antlers."
‑ Rob Nelson, City Pages, Minneapolis/St. Paul
"the perfect stocking stuffer for misanthropic Scrooges."
‑ Keith Breese,
"At least one of the better slasher films made in the States in the mid-'80s, though the degree to which that's an actual compliment is debatable."
‑ Tim Brayton, Antagony & Ecstasy
"killer santa"
‑ Stefan Birgir Stefansson,
"As slasher films go, this is about average. The sets are cheap, with most of the budget seemingly going to the gore effects."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"a brutal reminder that Christmas can have negative connotations for some"
‑ John A. Nesbit, Old School Reviews
"Not only is the movie vile and callous, but also it's pretty darn stupid."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"This was obviously not new territory for the slasher genre, mind you, but Silent Night, Deadly Night brought the idea to new levels of cold sleaziness."
‑ Eric Henderson, Slant Magazine
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