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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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10 November 2003 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Samantha Scully plays a gorgeous blind psychic whose mind is linked to the now comatose killer from part 2 with telekinesis. He wakes up (or she inadvertently wakes him up) and spends most of the rest of the movie sleepwalking after her and her pin-up model type of brother and his pin-up model type of girlfriend at grandma's house in the country on Christmas Eve.

This is barely related to the first two films in this series and completely unrelated to the next two (which could be another point in its favour depending on your point of view) it's sometimes intentionally funny and is the only one in this series that actually has somewhat of a plot to it, but it's almost ruined by a terribly slooowww pacing. And I think Robert Culp is only in this movie because he lost a bet, but he still is probably the best actor in this film, and in the entire series, for that matter.

Probably the best out of an admittedly crappy series.

**1/2 out of ****


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