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Silent Night, Deadly Night (1984)

R  |   |  Horror, Thriller  |  9 November 1984 (USA)
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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

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 ...
Mother (Ellie)
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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Santa's Here! See more »

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9 November 1984 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Death House  »

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$1,065,000 (estimated)
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In an interview from the documentary 'Going to Pieces: The Rise and Fall of the Slasher Film (2006)', Lilyan Chauvin (Mother Superior) admitted it was a mistake to center the film's publicity campaign on Santa Claus, and believed it would have generated far less controversy if the studio instead focused on Billy's psychological plight. Also, in a story by People Magazine from November, 1984, Robert Brian Wilson (Billy age 18) said he felt so ashamed by the controversy, he told his friends and family to avoid seeing the film. See more »

Goofs

After Father O'Brien, dressed as Santa, is shot in the back, a close-up shows snow falling on him. There is no snow falling at any other time in the scene. See more »

Quotes

Killer Santa: 31 bucks. Merry fucking Christmas.
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Christmas Flu
Written by Morgan Ames
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Avoid!!!
21 September 2002 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

This would be the worst piece of trash ever made...that is if some idiots hadn't went and made a bunch of sequels. This truly shows that any bozo can go out and make a movie. If you haven't seen this film...don't waste your time. And don't waste your money renting this junk. This film and it's follow ups are the true meaning of poor taste!!


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