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To All a Goodnight (1980)

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A group of teenagers at a party find themselves being stalked by a maniacal killer in a Santa Claus costume.

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Nancy
Forrest Swanson ...
Alex
Linda Gentile ...
Melody
William Lauer ...
T.J.
Judith Bridges ...
Leia
Katherine Herrington ...
Mrs. Jensen
West Buchanan ...
Ralph (as Buck West)
Sam Shamshak ...
Polansky
Angela Bath ...
Trisha
Denise Stearns ...
Sam
Solomon Trager ...
Tom
Jeff Butts ...
Blake
Bill Martin ...
Jim (as Bill Martins)
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Dan
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Pilot (as Dan Stryker)
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It's Christmas break at the Calvin Finishing School for Girls, and the students are planning a big party while the president of the school is away. A group of boys show up and the fun begins, until mysterious killer starts bumping off couples one by one. The police show up and promise to keep everyone safe, but they prove ineffectual against the crazed psycho. Could the killings have anything to do with the girl who was killed in an initiation stunt at the school a few years earlier? Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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You'll scream till dawn!

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30 January 1980 (USA)  »

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Goodnight - Die Nacht, als Knecht 'Blutbrecht' kam  »

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Krug's directorial debut!
18 March 2003 | by (Ohio, USA) – See all my reviews

Krug from LAST HOUSE ON THE LEFT (David A. Hess) made this slasher movie with a script from the star of THE INCREDIBLE MELTING MAN (Alex Rebar). The night scenes are so incompetently photographed that you can't tell what the hell is going on, which could cause some alarm if the daylight scenes were any good, but since everything is equally stupid, blame whoever, in front of or behind the camera, you want.

Jennifer Runyon is the sweet, milk-drinking blonde virgin Nancy, who is stuck at a boarding school with her obnoxious and lascivious female friends. When their boyfriends fly in for a sex-filled Holiday weekend, a nut dressed like Santa Claus prowls around and kills most of them off. People are killed with arrow, knife, axe, rock, airplane propeller and various other sharp things, most of the women get naked and a decapitated head hangs in the shower. One girl does a cop who comes over to help them. The cop is played by Hess (who appears uncredited). This forgettable horror film wraps up with a pathetic and desperate twist ending.

TO ALL A GOOD NIGHT is noteworthy mostly as one of at least three killer Santa Claus movies to predate SILENT NIGHT DEADLY NIGHT. The other two (which are both much better) are the Joan Collins segment in the anthology TALES FROM THE CRYPT (1971) and the wonderfully bizarre Christmas EVIL (1980).


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