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To All a Goodnight (1980)

R  |   |  Horror, Mystery  |  30 January 1980 (USA)
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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Nancy
Forrest Swanson ...
Alex
Linda Gentile ...
Melody
William Lauer ...
T.J.
Judith Bridges ...
Leia
Kiva Lawrence ...
Mrs. Jensen (as Katherine Herrington)
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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Krug Stillo's "stab" at directing...
7 October 2005 | by (Hellfudge, Pennsylvania) – See all my reviews

As far as slasher flicks that cast Santa Claus as a mad killer are concerned, this is a passable yet forgettable offering from actor David Hess (in his one and only directorial effort). One of the main problems, which detracts a lot from the tone and atmosphere, is the lack of snow–it would have complemented the killer's exploits perfectly, yet there's none to be found. Also irritating is the insufficient lighting during nighttime sequences, in which the action is sometimes impossible to make out. However, "To All a Good Night" is a cut above most derivative slashers, even though it starts out with the mandatory sex-obsessed sorority girls (plus one cute wallflower) and assembly-line violence, it gets progressively better as it goes along–creating an adequate atmosphere of dread and giving its surviving characters a bit of personality and humanity.


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