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Silent Night, Deadly Night III: Better Watch Out! (1989)

Video  -  Horror  -  17 November 1989 (USA)
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The Ricky Caldwell, the "Santa Claus Killer," once thought dead, has been brought back to life by a crazed scientist. A blind woman finds that she is somehow psychically connected to the reanimated serial killer.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Samantha Scully ...
Laura
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Richard C. Adams ...
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Dr. Newbury
Melissa Hellman ...
Dr. Newbury's Assistant
Isabel Cooley ...
Hospital Receptionist
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Chris (as Eric Da Re)
Leonard Mann ...
Laura's Psychiatrist
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Jerri (as Laura Herring)
Carlos Palomino ...
Truck Driver
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Granny
Marc Dietrich ...
Gas Station Attendant
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Newscaster
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Lt. Connely
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Ricky Caldwell, the notorious 'Killer Santa Claus', awakens from a six year coma after being kept alive on life-support by a slightly crazed doctor experimenting with ESP and other special abilities. Ricky targets a young, clairvoyant blind woman, named Laura, whom is traveling with her brother Chris, and his girlfriend Jerri to their grandmothers house for Christmas Eve, and Ricky decides to go after her, leaving a trail of dead bodies in his wake. Written by Matt Patay

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When Your Nightmare Ends, the Real Terror Begins!

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The original screenplay for the movie was written by producer Arthur Gorson and S.J. Smith. Monte Hellman disliked this screenplay however, and with Gorson's permission hired Rex Weiner to write a completely new screenplay. This was further revised by Hellman himself, his daughter Melissa Hellman, and Steven Gaydos. The rejected script by Gorson and Smith would subsequently form the basis of what eventually became Initiation: Silent Night, Deadly Night 4 (1990). See more »

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The worst movie of the SNDN series...
9 March 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Not only is this movie the worst of the entire Silent Night, Deadly Night series, it is also one of the worst slashers ever made. The main reason for this movie being so awful is that it has absolutely horrendous pacing. It moves beyond slow, and as a result is dull during times when it should be exciting, like when the killer is getting closer and closer to a victim, but in this movie the killer is so messed up and brain damaged he walks slower than any grandma walking the planet when he's actually a skinny twentysomething year old dude. It is due to the killer's slugglishness that taints the whole movie because since he is so slow pretty much every scene he is in bores you out of your mind. If your making your way through the SNDN series in order, SKIP THIS ONE, and move on to SNDN 4 which may have nothing to do with Christmas but it is actually the second best of the series in my opinion because it is very entertaining and creative, plus it has giant cockroaches, wormslugs, and Clint Howard, so, yeah, exactly, you just can't go wrong with that combination.


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