Silent Night, Deadly Night
Silent Night, Deadly Night (1984)

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… More

Rated: R
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Genre: Horror
Release Date: October 7, 2003
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Critic Score: 25% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Rob Vaux
Mania.com

It had its moment and then vanished, like all garbage does.

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Rob Nelson
City Pages, Minneapolis/St. Paul

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.

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Keith Breese
Filmcritic.com

the perfect stocking stuffer for misanthropic Scrooges.

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Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

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.

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Stefan Birgir Stefansson
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TV Guide's Movie Guide

As slasher films go, this is about average. The sets are cheap, with most of the budget seemingly going to the gore effects.

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John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews

a brutal reminder that Christmas can have negative connotations for some

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

Not only is the movie vile and callous, but also it's pretty darn stupid.

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Eric Henderson
Slant Magazine

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.

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Tim Salmons
I can't say that I could heartily recommend Silent Night, Deadly Night to your average horror fan. The first half of the movie shows how the killer got to… More
Alex roy
Considering that there have been far worst films since its release in 1984. I understand why this film may have gotten such flack, but this isn't the only… More
Lee ?
A blood and sleaze filled slasher about a teenager with a traumatised past who goes on a festive killing spree dressed as Santa Claus. This one got the… More
Dean !
Hard to see what all the fuss was about by todays standards but suppose it was a bit shocking for '84. The film does look really dated now and is just… More
Cassandra Maples
I've wanted to see this notorious shocker ever since I heard about the storm of controversy that blew up surrounding it from the rather excellent 1987… More