Silent Night, Deadly Night (1984)
Average Rating: 4.3/10
Reviews Counted: 11
Fresh: 3 | Rotten: 8
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Release Date: Nov 9, 1984 Wide
Average Rating: 3/5
User Ratings: 8,505
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.
Nov 9, 1984 Wide
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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.
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.
Not only is the movie vile and callous, but also it's pretty darn stupid.
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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