Initiation: Silent Night, Deadly Night 4 (1990) - News Poster


FEARnet's Silent Night, Deadly Night Retrospective: Part Three

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If you missed Part 1 and Part 2 of our Silent Night, Deadly Night retrospective, be sure to check them out before you proceed!

After Silent Night, Deadly Night: Part 2 failed to garner even half the reaction that the original film did, the subsequent installments in the franchise from that point forward all went straight-to-video. It was in 1989 that rights holders Live Entertainment – who had released the first two films on VHS – spearheaded the revival of the series, rushing a second sequel into production.

Independent producer Arthur Gorson was the man put in charge of the third installment, hired for the job in March of 1989 with the mission of having the film finished and released on video in time for that year’s holiday season. Gorson was and still is to this day good friends with veteran filmmaker Monte Hellman (Two-Lane Blacktop), who he suggested as director of the project. Though Gorson
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Anti-Christmas Movies - Initiation: Silent Night, Deadly Night 4 (1990)

Sick of Christmas cheer? Then how about some Christmas Fear! Luke Owen's look back at the killer Santa franchise continues with a review of Initiation: Silent Night, Deadly Night 4...

In a similar vein to Halloween III: The Season of the Witch, Initiation: Silent Night, Deadly Night 4 (or Bugs as it's also known) is a departure from the previous three movies (as is the follow-up) while still retaining the franchise name and the Christmas setting. But, ignoring the fact it bears no resemblance to the previous killer Santa movies, there is something quite brilliant about Initiation: Silent Night, Deadly Night 4.

The movie follows Kim, a news reporter kept down by her male contemporaries, who goes on her own to investigate the death of a woman who jumped off a roof while on fire. During her investigation she discovers a cult of women who pray to the Egyptian god Isis and
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Exclusive: Talking horror & music with Jamie Madrox of Twiztid

Since the mid-1990’s, Detroit has been the epicenter for a violent brand of music filled with big beats, distorted guitars, and peppered with lyrical tales of all things gruesome and horrific. One of the acts at the center of this movement is Twiztid, who’ve been consistently delivering new material since their official debut in 1998.

Despite the requisite subject matter, having two major-label albums in their catalog, and enlisting horror icons such as Reggie Bannister (Phantasm) to appear in their videos, Twiztid has remained largely off-the-radar for most horror fans.

With the release of their seventh studio album, W.I.C.K.E.D., Twiztid are looking to change that.

Fangoria caught up with Jamie Madrox, who along with Monoxide has been crafting Twiztid into a dark force worthy of it’s name for over a decade.

James Zahn (Fangoria): With W.I.C.K.E.D. the
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