Silent Night Deadly Night (1984)

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Avg Rating: 3.6 / 5. Voted: 33

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Directed by: Charles E. Sellier Jr.
Starring: Robert Brian Wilson (Billy Chapman), Danny Wagner (8-year-yld Billy), Jonathan Best (5-year-old Billy), Lilyan Chauvin (Mother Superior), Gilmer McCormick (Sister Margaret), Charles Dierkop (Killer Santa), Toni Nero (Pamela), Randy Stumpf (Andy), Britt Leach (Mr. Sims), Will Hare (Grandpa), Alex Burton (Ricky Chapman)
Country: USA; Effed Up American Movies
Language: English (Optional Eng Subs)
Runtime: 01:24:51
Genres: Religious-themes, Childhood, Gruesome

Plot – Spoilers:
Family driving through snowy peak country on a visit to Grandpa. Smarmy smiles from Dad and Mum and happy-family conversations with kid in the back. And then Evil Santa arrives, bringing lifelong trauma rather than yuletide cheer. The kid survives and grows up in an orphanage where Mother Superior supplements Evil Santa’s earlier presents by infusing guilt and a twisted version of right and wrong, particularly in sexual matters.

The version here is from a release where the censored scenes were edited into the theatrical cut, leading to fairly obvious changes in quality and colour during the scenes.

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Hlalakar
Hlalakar
May 21, 2024 5:57 am

It was fun seeing a bunch of 80’s toys.

Hlalakar
Hlalakar
May 21, 2024 5:21 am

3:40 Man, I haven’t seen a station wagon since before my balls had hair on them. So, like, 2021.

Retard
Retard
October 8, 2023 2:02 am

It annoyed me greatly when the cop shot the priest dressed as santa. How about you identify him first you fucking idiot? Glad that cop died.

F'in 80s
F'in 80s
April 26, 2023 8:27 pm

I’m half-way done with the film and it kinda embodies, how shit the understanding of mental health was in the ’80s.

Yeah, sure, force the kid with Christmas-trauma to engage with all the holly-jolly shit. Imbue all of the goddamned religious guilt for intimacy.
And then, noone goddamned mentioned his trauma to his new boss at any point, not even himself, because no, having trauma doesn’t fly! Instead make him take the role of the fucker who killed his parents and while he is intoxicated tell him, to embrace the role and do what Santa does on Christmas.

God, this is infuriating to watch from a modern perspective.
Not, that there wouldn’t be people in situations, who would act like that nowadays, but fuuuck. And yeah, it’s just a movie, but still reflects how people engaged with mental health back then.

Richie
Richie
April 21, 2023 11:22 pm

Just watched for the first time and I’m going to start calling this my all-time favorite horror movie. Wow!

Ceafall
Ceafall
January 27, 2022 10:38 pm

Why must be the protagonist be a hot psycho guy? Not fair. Imagine if this character was used in today’s movies, it would not be surprising if the death rate from hookups gets higher.

Indeed, this is a great watch for Christmas eve. Hehee

tonyelmono
tonyelmono
December 27, 2021 3:15 am

So bad that I couldn’t finish it.

Ironwoman
Ironwoman
December 26, 2021 9:17 pm

Merry xmass everyone! 🙂

mavericus
mavericus
December 26, 2021 12:43 am

merry xmas

Thinkstr
Thinkstr
December 26, 2021 12:18 am

Merry Christmas errybody!

fred fat
fred fat
December 24, 2021 11:00 pm

merry christmas everybody one and all

Hom Per
Hom Per
December 24, 2021 1:24 am

I saw this in the theater before they pulled the film. Parents picketed this because of Santa being cast as a murderer. How times have changed. Pure American Kraft Cheese.

Porușniuc Adina
Porușniuc Adina
December 23, 2021 10:54 pm

I wish you all a Happy Christmas !

Benjamin Wright
Benjamin Wright
December 23, 2021 10:24 pm

Just your “run-of-the-mill” Christmas movie. Great title, an okay movie – to say the least.

Vic
Vic
December 23, 2021 9:14 pm

Silly movie. Merry Christmas to all! No hard feelings Zed Man – ok? Still friends?

Lotty Da
Lotty Da
December 23, 2021 7:48 pm

Love this movie… especially the unedited parts that were missing the first time I saw it. Yes classic 80’s holiday horror. EU you’re the best !!!

Dmt_Perception
Dmt_Perception
December 23, 2021 6:46 pm

A true Xmas classic. Cheers guys!