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: November 9, 1984
DVD Release Date: October 7, 2003
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Austin Trunick
Under the Radar

If you're the sort who'll get a kick out of watching St. Nicholas hang a man with a string of Christmas lights, or impale a topless woman on a set of deer antlers, well, Silent Night, Deadly Night is definitely the film for you.

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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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Henry Stewart
Brooklyn Magazine

The psycho Santa embodies Reagan-era conservatism, then at its peak, mocking the strict discipline of compassionless, law-and-order, moral-policing reactionaries...If the Gipper was post-Carter America's Santa Claus, he was also its Krampus.

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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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Rob Vaux

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

the perfect stocking stuffer for misanthropic Scrooges.

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Flixster Audience Score: 39% Flixster User Reviews
Cory Taylor
Mostly notorious for its box-art cover of Saint Nick crawling down a chimney with an instrument of death, Silent Night, Deadly Night is another holiday-themed… More
Dean King
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
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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