30 November 2012 2:34 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Malcolm McDowell Talks Killing Santa Claus in Silent Night, in theaters this Friday and on Blu-ray December 4th

If you were a gore hungry kid in the 80s, nothing was more exciting than getting your hands on a copy of the banned VHS holiday horror classic Silent Night, Deadly Night, which featured a killer Santa Claus on a bloody rampage. Though five-year-olds shrug with indifference at the notion today, back in 1984, the idea of Jolly Saint Nick crawling down the chimney to axe your mom in the face was quite controversial. A certain kind of rush came from popping this in your video player for the first time. It didn't matter if the movie was any good. It only mattered that we weren't supposed to be watching such blasphemous filth.

Here, nearly 30 years removed from that quaint moment in time, the idea of a killer Santa is blas&#233. Films don't »

- MovieWeb

Report a problem

Similar News Items

ABC Family [us]
Jessica Cameron (I)
Steven C. Miller

IMDb.com, Inc. takes no responsibility for the content or accuracy of the above news articles, Tweets, or blog posts. This content is published for the entertainment of our users only. The news articles, Tweets, and blog posts do not represent IMDb's opinions nor can we guarantee that the reporting therein is completely factual. Please visit the source responsible for the item in question to report any concerns you may have regarding content or accuracy.

See our NewsDesk partners