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Silent Night, Deadly Night (1984)

Silent Night, Deadly Night
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Lilyan Chauvin

Lilyan Chauvin

Mother Superior
Gilmer McCormick

Gilmer McCormick

Sister Margaret
Toni Nero

Toni Nero

Pamela
Robert Brian Wilson

Robert Brian Wilson

Billy at 18
Britt Leach

Britt Leach

Mr. Sims
Nancy Borgenicht

Nancy Borgenicht

Mrs. Randall
H.E.D. Redford

H.E.D. Redford

Captain Richards
Danny Wagner

Danny Wagner

Billy at 8


Written by
Paul Caimi

Paul Caimi

story
Michael Hickey

Michael Hickey



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Unmistakably banal and pointless

3 years, 5 months ago at Dec 3 13:03
"You see Santa Claus tonight you better run boy, you better run for ya life!"

Due to its premise concerning an axe-wielding serial killer dressed in a Santa Claus outfit, Silent Night, Deadly Night stirred up quite a ruckus when it hit cinema screens back in 1984. Most notably, renowned critics Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert positively detested it, calling the film both irresponsible t... read more
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After his parents are murdered, a young tormented teenager goes on a murderous rampage dressed as Santa, due to his stay at an orphanage where he was abused by the Mother Superior.
Release date: 9 November 1984
UPC: 013131260199
Christmas (5), Horror (4), 1984 (4), Santa Claus (3), Slasher (3), Thriller (3), Female Nudity (2), Nun (2), Murder (2), Axe (2), Orphan (2), 1980s (2), Orphanage (2), Grindhouse (2), Nudity (2), Trauma (2), Old Man (1), Defenestration (1), Abuse (1), Female Rear Nudity (1)
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" Directed by Charles E. Sellier Starring Robert Brian Wilson, Linnea Quigley, Will Hare, Lilyan Chauvin, Gilmer McCormick, Toni Nero, Tara Buckman, Britt Leach, Nancy Borgenicht, Charles Dierkop, and H.E.D. Redford "


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""Jos selvisit halloweenistä, viimeistään joulu on kuolemaksi." Vai että silleen. Silent Night, Deadly Night esittelee meille tällä kertaa Billy Chapmanin, jonka lapsuus oli lievästi sanottuna melkoisen ahdistava. Aluksi Billyn mielisairaalassa viruva isoisä pelotteli poikaa tuhmia lapsia rankaisevalla joulupukilla, ja vielä saman illan aikana punanuttuun ja irtopartaan naamioitunut rosvo tappaa pojan vanhemmat tämän silmien alla. Lapsi joutuu katolilaiseen orpokotiin, eikä tämän tr"


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Unmistakably banal and pointless

“"You see Santa Claus tonight you better run boy, you better run for ya life!"

Due to its premise concerning an axe-wielding serial killer dressed in a Santa Claus outfit, Silent Night, Deadly Night stirred up quite a ruckus when it hit cinema screens back in 1984. Most notably, renowned critics Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert positively detested it, calling the film both irresponsible towards the spirit of Christmas and morally reprehensible. Now a cult classic, Silent Night, Deadly Night is seriously flawed, but it nevertheless remains a somewhat enjoyable little slasher that does have its charms.

Opening on Christmas Eve in the 1970s, 5-year-old Billy is looking forward to receiving presents from his beloved Santa Claus. However, Billy's mentally disturbed grandfather (Ha” read more

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