That image is what sold me on the film. It's just so iconic and states exactly what you're gonna get with a title like Silent Night, Deadly Night! Here is a film that goes balls out to add its own twisted take on the Slasher Killing On A Holiday subgenre . . . and does so with the sort of glee and shock value one might expect from a classic grindhouse picture!
|My original big box VHS copy of the film.|
Look, we don't watch Silent Night, Deadly Night for the smart decisions that its script doesn't make -- having someone traumatized by Santa Claus get a job at a toy store is bound for trouble around the holiday season! We watch it (and love it!) for the over the top kills, carnage and distorted Christmas spirit that it conveys! For someone with a slightly dark sense of humor, Silent Night, Deadly Night is a perfect fit when it comes to Christmas movies.
|Yes, that's Back To The Future's Mr. Peabody as Grandpa!|
|Lilyan Chauvin as Mother Superior|
|Britt Leach as doomed toystore owner Ira Simms|
|Robert Brian Wilson punishes the naughty as Billy|
Of course, the film was successful enough to spawn four sequels; the first of which, 1987's Silent Night, Deadly Night Part 2, itself became an internet sensation with its hilarious "Garbage Day" murder sequence. A loose remake even followed in 2012, but you're better off just sticking to the OG as it's pure grindhouse trash, perfect to keep you toasty by the fire on a cold December night.
|Christmas Eve is the scariest damn night of the year!|