Silent Night, Deadly Night Reviews

December 29, 2018
Witless even by slasher-film standards.
November 29, 2018
We're not knocking the transformation of a hallowed holiday figure into a homicidal maniac...it's the pleasure Billy and the movie take in leering at, then dicing up young women that lands Charles E. Sellier Jr.'s sicko Santa on our worst list.
January 3, 2018
"Silent Night, Deadly Night" takes off from the notion that Santa Claus is an ax murderer, but it never quite lives up to the delicious perversity of its premise.
December 13, 2017
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.
November 11, 2014
It had its moment and then vanished, like all garbage does.
December 25, 2012
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.
December 1, 2009
a brutal reminder that Christmas can have negative connotations for some
August 21, 2009
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.
December 20, 2007
Not only is the movie vile and callous, but also it's pretty darn stupid.
December 13, 2007
the perfect stocking stuffer for misanthropic Scrooges.
December 10, 2007
As slasher films go, this is about average. The sets are cheap, with most of the budget seemingly going to the gore effects.
April 21, 2004
October 21, 2003
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.