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Title: Silent Night, Deadly Night
Post by: Karl Emmett on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
This is the very first horror film that ever scared me. I was six years old and I saw the front cover of Santa with an Axe at the local video store. Christmas was a few weeks away and I tried to convince my parents not to let him in the house (gullible kid).

Anyway a number of years later I saw it and thought it was a classic!! HOW can you beat the psychology on display in this film. Parents killed by Santa Claus (Mother Raped by him), Tied up and Beaten by a Nun in an orphanage. Then works in a Toy Store (Where he threatens the kids who sit on his lap) and becomes a mass murderer. Finally he doesn't even kill the one person responsible for most of his problems. Films this nihilistic are never made anymore (not that thats a bad thing). I call it PURE GOLD. A Bo Derek 10 From me.

Having said all this I really would love to see a Film about the real Santa Claus actually coming down the Chimney and killing people (not that I actually would want that to happen in real life, but as a destruction of a popular capitalist consumer age icon it would be a great shock to the social system).

By The way Silent Night, Deadly Night 2 is truly the funniest film ever (Kicks plan 9's ass all over the place in terms of amateur badness), and if Eric Freemans Eyebrow acting wont make you laugh, mother Superiors house design will!!!

Title: Silent Night, Deadly Night
Post by: tabatha on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM
I first saw this with my parents, and have seen all of them sence. When I got married i rented all of them (not in one night, talking about overload) and I enjoyed them over again. then i noticed a new one out (5?) not sure which number and just had to get it.
all in all was a good movie, really enjoy these "bad"movies.

Title: Silent Night, Deadly Night
Post by: john on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
I use to rent this movie all the time and chopping mall! I bought Silent Night Deadly Night 2 forgetting half the movie was a recap of Part 1 but it was only 5 bucks but what i didn't realize was they made 5 of these movies which has Mickey Rooney!!!Still my favorite B rated movie is Killer Klowns From Outer Space. If anyone knows when it's coming out please e-mail me!

Title: Silent Night, Deadly Night
Post by: Tim on November 25, 2006, 04:09:03 PM
This is one of the best horror films I have ever seen.  Unlinke so many slasher films, this movie builds up the character so yuo can see why he went crazy.  I also like how the movie takes a turn, and becomes an afternoon special.  After all Billy went through with his Mom being ravaged and the killed, seeing a nun give it up, and being beaten at an orphange, he manages to become a model employee.
  I also have another point to make.  i think Billy is on of the strongest men ever!  Think about it.  He is abkle to hang someone with a string of Christmas lights with his bare hands.  He is able to survive a tough fall over a banister.  HE even can lift a grown woman and shive her body so she is impaled on deerhorns.  Whoa, that guy is strong.

Title: Silent Night, Deadly Night
Post by: Chadzilla on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
I thought this was a fairly well made slasher movie, but I still found it rather listless and slow moving at times (an element of fun seemed to be missing).  So it's only two slimes from this Mighty Kaiju Critic in California.

Happy Holidays.  PUNISH!

Title: Silent Night, Deadly Night
Post by: Tom Fallon on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
Even as an avid B-movie fan, I found this hard to assess.
Sure, there were some pretty cool situations (like impaling a nude girl on the antlers of a reindeer!), but was there really that much over the top violence?  The cover to this christmas classic claims (and I quote):
'Shocking! Disturbing!  The film that outraged parents!Teachers!....the movie they tried to ban!

I've seen worse.  Still, it's always kinda cool to deface a well-known icon!


Title: Silent Night, Deadly Night
Post by: Deena on August 01, 2001, 11:35:04 PM
I thought this movie was pretty friggin cool!  I mean a cute, young psycho dressed as santa killing people.  What more could you ask for?  

Title: Silent Night, Deadly Night
Post by: Ron Broadfoot on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
While SILENT NIGHT, DEADLY NIGHT may not be a classic by any means, it's an enjoyable way to kill a few brain cells.  I remember reading a story about the protests over this movie back in 1984.  Lilyan Chauvin gives an eerie performance as the iron-handed Mother Superior, and the guy who plays Billy's grandpa at the beginning of the movie is certainly not the kind of person you would want to meet in a dark alley.  If they make another SILENT NIGHT movie, they should put Angus Scrimm (the guy who played the Tall Man in the Phantasm movies) in it.  I have not seen the sequel, because I've heard it's mostly composed of flashback footage from the first film.  I don't really care about the plot, because I'm 25 and I no longer believe in Santa Claus!

Title: Silent Night, Deadly Night
Post by: Chap on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
The first time I saw this was because we found out that our drama teacher was the police dispatcher.  (and good times and laughs were had by all) Now it's become a yearly classic...  can't miss with this one!

Title: Silent Night, Deadly Night
Post by: Ken on November 29, 2001, 08:53:05 AM
Bad bad bad, and a lot of fun ! I liked the actor, who plays Billy, Robert Brian Wilson !!!

Title: Silent Night, Deadly Night
Post by: Jack on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
I watch this movie every Christmas Eve.  It still sorta scares me because the psychology aspect is done very well.  Makes me feel like a weirdo too because its never on cable like the Halloween or Friday the 13th movies.  It is really not boring at all.  The only problem I have with the movie is the door of Linnea Quigley's House, who has a cardboard front door?  The way they set up the first sequel is perfect.  The Warm Side of the Door is really a perfect song cause you think its just about Billy being a good working citizen but then it switches into a Christmas Song in the last stanza, perfect transition.  Unfortunately, the sequel is really bad, except for the last scene, when Mother Superior is called upon...(take notice how gross she looks even while she is alive)!

Title: Silent Night, Deadly Night
Post by: The Necrofile-Crocodile (Leonard D. Loftin) on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM
A very good slasher-flick.This movie is pretty perfect, and the killings are new and very suitable for a popcorn-evening. A must see for every blood-freak."led unved choema, solve bies perversiod".

Title: Silent Night, Deadly Night
Post by: wheresthecarrot on November 06, 2002, 12:20:28 PM

Title: Silent Night, Deadly Night
Post by: Heh on December 20, 2002, 04:43:58 PM
Neat little movie. For you fans of it I saw on DVD packaged with some other s**t movies, but it was really cheap

Title: Silent Night, Deadly Night
Post by: J Richter on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM
Hmmm, I dunno if this really qualifies as a "bad movie".  I think this film is actually pretty damn good.  Though there are a number of amateur qualities to the filmmaking (set design, camera work, etc...), I think the forethought & psychology angle in this film proves that SNDN is not merely an exercise in horror exploitation & T&A.  This isn't a masterpiece by any means, but definitely a worthy horror classic.  

Good news for fans...Anchor Bay is putting parts 1 & 2 on a special edition DVD pkg due out this fall.  Woohoo!!!!

Title: Silent Night, Deadly Night
Post by: Charles on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
Gawd, this movie was frickin' hilarious.  I rented this last Halloween to pass a lonely night, and I was not disappointed.  The dialogue, the contrived and predictable plot, the terrible acting...  it all ads up to a very funny bad movie.  And at least it's not boring.  Check out The Last Slumber Party (another movie I watched that lonely night)for a movie that is both bad AND boring. Or better yet, don't.

Title: Silent Night, Deadly Night
Post by: BRAD on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
  Silent Night,Deadly Night is a putrid film about a Xmas killer who dresses up as Santa Claus...and can barely act.If people want to see a great chiller that takes place during Christmas time,please watch Black Christmas(1974).It is scary and the killer isn't Santa Claus.Don't miss Black Christmas(1974),it's one of the best chillers ever made.
To Better Days,

Title: Silent Night, Deadly Night
Post by: Jackie Slovacek on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
I rented Silent Night, Deadly Night two summers ago when I was visiting my dad in Texas. My dad liked Billy's grandpa and I liked Billy. Happy Holidays!!! PUNISH

Title: Silent Night, Deadly Night
Post by: Mike on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM
Randomly stumbled upon this movie in my local video store just this weekend, and I thought "what better way to get into the christmas spirit than watching a maniac in a Santa suit kill people". It's not as "shocking!" as the movie box makes it out to be (about average in the nudity and gore factor as far as 80's slasher films go), but I looked it up on IMDB, and according to them, the film actually did stir up a fair bit of controversy due to parents being concerned about the general idea of Santa being portrayed as a serial killer. Which makes sense I suppose.

Anyway, it's still a pretty entertaining mix of the typical cheap thrills, unintentional hillarity, and even a refreshingly psychological bent (at last, an 80's horror movie that actually has an explanation as to why teenagers tend to get killed after trying to have sex... because they've been NAUGHTY!!!). Probably my favorite moments are when Billy's insane grandfather goes out of his catatonic state specifically to traumatize him while his parents are gone, death by impalement on trophy deer head antlers, "Santa" giving a good little girl a razorblade for Christmas, and of course an 8 year old Billy somehow having the strength to punch a grown man in a Santa suit clear across the room. Billy does seem incredibly strong in general throughout this movie, and he's awfully muscular for someone who spent most of his life living in the only Catholic orphanage in Utah. Either the nuns were unusually fitness-minded enough to have built a gym in the basement of the orphanage somewhere, or Billy is suffering from one of the earliest and most extreme cases of drinking too much milk from cows that were given growth hormones. The ending is pretty good too (I can't help but think that those kids are going to be doubly f**ked up since they just saw Santa die TWICE in 10 minutes), but I do have a bit of a problem with the sequel set-up: Where the hell was Billy's younger brother in the rest of the movie? I mean sure I guess it's feasible they didn't take him along on that fateful trip to see grandpa, but you'd think since he's apparently been in the same orphanage all this time we'd have learned of his existence before the last 10 minutes or so of the movie.

The "Warm Side Of The Door" song is pretty bad, but almost worse is "Christmas Fever". I have no idea how a song can have so many elements of your average christmas carol (right down to lyrics about things being "jolly and gay"), and yet be so ridiculously awkward and uncatchy. The "sexy" christmas music the teen couple on the pool table is listening to is a hoot too. But to the credit of those responsible for putting together the soundtrack, that "Santa's watching, santa's waiting..." thing they use throughout the film actually is pretty successfully unnerving, kind of a creepy equivalent of "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town" that focuses entirely too much on the "Santa is watching everything you do" aspect.

Title: Silent Night, Deadly Night
Post by: Mr. Murphy on March 20, 2004, 12:22:21 AM
Linnea has a great rack in this one. Ha. (Sorry(

Title: Silent Night, Deadly Night
Post by: night heron on June 26, 2004, 08:17:02 AM
The producer and director of this movie should be buried under a ton of coal as well as being boiled in their own pudding and buried with a stake of holly through their hearts its just as bad as THE LAST TEMTATION OF CHRIST and its too grafic as well

Title: Silent Night, Deadly Night
Post by: Spur wing plover on August 08, 2004, 01:36:46 PM
How bad do they have to get it wasnt enough they made the first one but why the sqeuials? its just gets more awful and more bloody and why santa? they should have used someone else

Title: Silent Night, Deadly Night
Post by: Gord on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
A classic! I bought this on DVD a few months back and thankfully can finally retire my overplayed VHS copy. It's become an annual ritual to fire this sucker up on Christmas Eve (along with Bad Santa and The Trailer Park Boys Xmas Special) since I quite honestly hate just about everything associated with Christmas. Sure its crap, but its enjoyable crap and it has some pretty funny lines in it ('7:00... it's over! Time to get s**tfaced! Ahahahahah!' - Mr Sims).

Post by: ADAM on September 01, 2007, 07:59:04 AM
This is one of my favourite horror movies.

It's a creepy, chilling, smart, upsetting and slow flick.

Well the acting from Billy, Mother Superior, Ricky, Grandpa is perfect, but they did have a few actors who weren't great. If they were more convincing and the movie wasn't slow then this would be a classic for me.

I love the creepy carol at the begginning and end.

I also love the scene where Santa pops out of the corner and hacks the cop, and also the famous grandpa scene, and of course the end.

I found the format colour sometimes annoying when the screen goes dim then back to normal.

I got this on dvd from for around 10 with 2 unfortunately.

I really want to see the third one. I know that i might sound crazy but at least it would be better than 2. I need help to find it and 4 and 5.

I will give this slasher  :smile: :smile: :smile: :smile: out of  :smile: :smile: :smile: :smile: :smile:

Title: Re: Silent Night, Deadly Night
Post by: Nightowl on June 18, 2010, 08:28:27 PM
One of my favorite slasher films. Out of all the horror movies I have seen not to many really explain why a character is going out there and hacking people with an axe, but SNDN does. No movie beats the cover art either.

Title: Re: Silent Night, Deadly Night
Post by: luke-jones on September 19, 2010, 02:23:03 PM
 :thumbdown: :hatred:


Never- do - this - again.

Title: Re: Silent Night, Deadly Night
Post by: tortle24 on May 18, 2011, 06:38:46 AM
I have seen those all bad movies and specially the one i like Silent Night Deadly Night 2 it really scares me a lot when i am watching it together with my friend. It is amazing horror movies always doing scene in Christmas events and the Christmas lights are great! Cheers!!! :cheers: