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Silent Night, Deadly Night (1984)

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.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Lilyan Chauvin ...
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 ...
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Geoff Hansen ...
Father (Jim) (as Jeff Hansen)
Charles Dierkop ...
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Storyline

A young boy watches his parents killed by a thief in a Santa suit. He spends his youth in an orphanage, staying quietly to his self, but his mind is further bent by an ironhanded Mother Superior. He finally gets a job at a local store, where he finally snaps when he is required to wear a Santa suit, and goes on a killing spree that leads him slowly back to the orphanage. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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9 November 1984 (USA)  »

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$1,065,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Many of the kill scenes were directed by editor Michael Spence, due to director Charles E. Sellier Jr. being uncomfortable with handling the gore-heavy parts of the film. 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 »

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Grandpa: You scared, ain't ya? You should be! Christmas Eve is the scariest damn night of the year!
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References A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) See more »

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Christmas Flu
Written by Morgan Ames
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He knows when you've been naughty
27 December 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Second viewing- 7.5/10.

"Santa's Watching, Santa's Creeping, Now you're nodding, now you're sleeping. Were you good for mom and dad? Santa knows if you've been bad"- The best damn original song from any horror movie... ever. In my opinion, of course.

A very enjoyable flick. The kills are top notch, the acing is... passable. The setting is spooky ad the music is super duper great.

So rather Santa's raping you, strangling you with Christmas lights, or decapitating you, there's tons of Christmas bloodshed to go around.

You've Made it Through Halloween, now try and survive Christmas


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