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Silent Night, Deadly Night 3: Better Watch Out! (1989)

The comatose Ricky Caldwell reawakens and begins to stalk a blind woman, with whom he shares a psychic connection.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Samantha Scully ...
Richard C. Adams ...
Dr. Newbury
Melissa Hellman ...
Dr. Newbury's Assistant
Isabel Cooley ...
Hospital Receptionist
Chris (as Eric Da Re)
Leonard Mann ...
Laura's Psychiatrist
Jerri (as Laura Herring)
Carlos Palomino ...
Truck Driver
Marc Dietrich ...
Gas Station Attendant
Lt. Connely


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-282

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When Your Nightmare Ends, the Real Terror Begins!




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17 November 1989 (USA)  »

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Blind Terror  »

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Actors Richard Beymer, Eric Da Re, and Laura Harring have all appeared in David Lynch productions. Beymer and Da Re in Twin Peaks and Harring in Mulholland drive See more »


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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Follows Silent Night, Deadly Night 2 (1987) 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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