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Silent Night, Deadly Night 5: The Toy Maker (1991)

An elderly toy maker and his son make killer toys designed to kill their customers, children.





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Cast overview, first billed only:
William Thorne ...
Neith Hunter ...
Conan Yuzna ...
Brian Bremer ...
Gerry Black ...
Thornton Simmons ...
Zoe Yuzna ...
Jennifer Pusheck ...
Billy Oscar ...


A young boy sees his father killed by a toy that was anonymously delivered to his house. After that, he is too traumatized to speak, and his mother must deal with both him and the loss of her husband. Meanwhile, a toy maker named Joe Peto builds some suspicious-looking toys, and a mysterious man creeps around both the toy store and the boy's house...but who is responsible for the killer toys? Written by Brian J. Wright <tyrannorabbit@hotmail.com>

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He's Home... But He's Not Alone.


Horror | Sci-Fi

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Rated R for strong sensuality and violence | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

6 November 1991 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Silent Night, Deadly Night V: The Toy Maker  »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Mickey Rooney wrote a letter of protest against the first Silent Night, Deadly Night (1984) stating that the "scum" who made it should be "run out of town" for having sullied the sacredness of Christmas. And yet he co-starred in this fifth installment in the gory horror series. See more »


Pino: I can love you like a real son
[Starts trying to rape Sarah]
Pino: I can... I can... I CAN... I CAN. I love you mommy... I love you... I want you... I need you
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Killer toys - how did Charles Band not produce this???
29 November 2009 | by (Williamsburg, VA) – See all my reviews

Young Derek Quinn (William Thorne) sees his father killed by a killer toy that someone left on their doorstep. Two weeks later, his mom has completely recovered from her husband's death but Derek is taking it hard, refusing to speak. She thinks the best way to cheer him up is take him to a toy store run by Joe Petto (Mickey Rooney) and his son Pino (Brian Bremer). But Mr. Petto has some evil up his sleeve as he just might be the one responsible for making these deadly toys. Also, some handsome stranger (Tracy Fraim, yes, he's a dude with that name) is poking around the Quinn household.

Producer Brian (RE-ANIMATOR) Yuzna directed the fourth entry in this series and produced here. Both sequels tried to keep the Xmas horror theme but move away from the killer Santa angle. With the killer toy angle here, this is the HALLOWEEN III of the SNDN series and you would suspect to see Charles Band's name somewhere in the credits. Alas, he wasn't involved but I'm sure he enjoyed this though. Of course, how can you not enjoy a movie that features Mickey Rooney drunk on Jack Daniels and smashing the bottle over his son's head? There are some great FX in here from Screaming Mad George with the killer toys being Larry the Larva, a car with saw blades, a strangling Santa ball and the required Army men who fire real bullets. What no killer teddy bear? Charles Band shakes his head in shame. The acting is fine by everyone and the little kid actually gives one of the better child performances I've seen (maybe because he has no dialog?). Yuzna gets extra points for having a guy in line with his son to see Santa wearing a RE-ANIMATOR shirt and a girl on Santa's lap asking for clothes, make-up, sunglasses and a tape of BRIDE OF RE-ANIMATOR. Clint Howard has a small role as a shopping mall Santa.

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