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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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Detective
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Storyline

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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Ricky was shot in the chest at the end of the previous entry, so he should not have to have the transparent brain dome in the first place. See more »

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Richard 'Ricky' Caldwell: Laura...
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have a cool yule with a ghoul
29 September 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

i have seen the first two silent night deadly night movies,and this one is the best one.its a very good fright film with a great cast,two from my favorite TV show twin peaks;Richard beymer,and Eric Da Re(Ben Horne and Leo Johnson from twin peaks)also Leonard Mann,Samantha scully, laura harring(muholland drive)and Robert culp(i spy)a Christmas themed movie that focuses on a blind girl,her big brother,his girlfriend and an escaped killer.(from silent night deadly night 2)Robert culp is great as the cell phone obsessed police detective and Richard beymer as the nutty doctor.directed by Monte Hellman who is a protégée of roger corman.they show scenes from the terror with jack Nicholson and Boris Karloff during the movie,Hellman worked on that movie in 1963.the violence is'nt too graphic,and the good cast really works the movie and makes it interesting,this was one of laura harrings first roles before moving on to the black scorpion,and muholland drive.my summary was from one of Forrest j Ackerman's puns for a magazine from the 1960's monster world.ill have to say silent night deadly night 3 is a guilty pleasure favorite.and I'm giving this the highest rating,call me crazy.


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