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Silent Night, Deadly Night (1984)

After his parents are murdered, a 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.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Gilmer McCormick ...
Toni Nero ...
Robert Brian Wilson ...
Britt Leach ...
Nancy Borgenicht ...
H.E.D. Redford ...
Danny Wagner ...
Billy at 8
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Leo Geter ...
Randy Stumpf ...
Will Hare ...
Tara Buckman ...
Mother (Ellie)
Geoff Hansen ...
Father (Jim) (as Jeff Hansen)
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Storyline

After seeing his parents murdered in front of him a young bit spends most of his life in an orphanage where he is abused by the mother superior when he turns into a teenager he gets a job as a department store santa and when he sees two people having sex in the store he gets flashbacks when his parents and when he can't take it anymore he turns into a santa serial killer. Written by devint-16816

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He knows when you've been naughty See more »

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Release Date:

9 November 1984 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,065,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$1,432,800 (USA) (11 November 1984)

Gross:

$2,491,460 (USA) (18 November 1984)
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Trivia

The group formed to protest the film and lobby for it to be removed from theaters was called "Citizens Against Movie Madness." See more »

Goofs

Following the murder of Ellie Chapman (Tara Buckman's character), she is shown one more time before the flash-forward to 1974, during which her heart can be seeing beating against her bare chest; even far more visible is the carotid pulse beating against the stage blood on her neck. See more »

Quotes

Mr. Levitt: [a man in a Santa Claus suit walks into a convenient store] And a "Ho Ho Ho", I don't get enough of this shit on the radio, it has to come into my store now, ha hah ha.
Killer Santa: What's the matter, you don't like Santa Claus?
Mr. Levitt: Well, it's good for business, bad for my stomach. It's a lot of phony sentiment, you know what I am saying. What charity are you with?
Mr. Levitt: [Killer Santa pulles out a gun] What are you doing that for?
Killer Santa: I'm holding you up,asshole, put the money in the bag.
Mr. Levitt: So it's not about phony sentiment, ...
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Christmas Flu
Written by Morgan Ames
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Silent Night, 80's Frights!
19 November 2014 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

A classic to many fans of horror and independent cinema, Silent Night Deadly Night definitely wins the award for having the most gorgeous, super nice, hunk of a killer ever on screen!

I mean, if this guy came at me with an axe, I wouldn't be running...

Robert Brian Wilson, who went on to star in many US soaps, just has you hooked as the beautiful, gentle killer with his W shaped smile that has such good reason to be the way he is, you can't help feel sorry for him.

Adding to the tragedy of what he witnessed as a young boy when a guy dressed as Santa killed his parents, comes an evil nun bitch who just makes his life worse, and to be honest, would do the same to anyone!

With great 80's flair and drama, the final cherry on top is when the store he works at has him dress as Santa for the Xmas period. Even as his worst nightmare, our hero is sweet enough not to upset his boss and gives it a shot.

Unfortunately from here on in, the rest of the community is in for a jolly time as our handsome killer Santa slays his way to mother superior to take revenge on the wicked penguin that taunted him!

A classic, yes. Perfect, no. But still highly enjoyable and well worth the watch for any true horror fan...


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