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Silent Night (I) (2012)

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The police force of a remote Midwestern town search for a killer Santa Claus who is picking off citizens on Christmas Eve.

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The police force of a remote Midwestern town search for a killer Santa Claus who is picking off citizens on Christmas Eve.

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Rated R for bloody violence, some sexuality/nudity, language and brief drug use | See all certifications »

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$9,672 (USA) (30 November 2012)

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The film is partially inspired by the real-life Covina Holiday Massacre which took place on Christmas Eve in 2008. See more »

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The name of the town is Cryer but the name on the water tower shows the end of Selkirk, the town where it was filmed. See more »

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Santa knows whose been naughty in Silent Night
30 November 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The holiday horror flick is all but dead. Yeah we have had teases with things like Eli Roth's Thanksgiving teaser in Grindhouse, but still nothing. Where are the movies from the 80's like Silent Night, Deadly Night? Thanks to director Steven C. Miller and his loose remake Silent Night horror fans could possibly have that classic holiday go to slasher again, but does it deliver?

Silent Night follows the police of a small Midwestern town as they search for a killer Santa Claus who is delivering bloody Christmas kills for all those on the naughty list. Finally someone makes a slasher movie right. This film takes everything fun in the genre and throws it on its head to deliver and old school fun gory ride. The story is simple and to the point keeping just enough mystery to keep you guessing on who is donning the red suit. For this kind of film it sports a great unsuspecting cast including Jamie King, Donal Logue and the always awesome Malcolm McDowell. They all give good performances, but the real reason anyone is watching this film is to see Santa unleash his unique brand of Christmas gore and it does not disappoint. The kills are over the top and awesome with plenty of gore to keep the most obsessive gore hound satisfied. The film plays dark and creepy while maintaining a dark sense of humor. This version of the Santa killer is given a really disturbing mask to take his presence to new level along with his clear rage makes him easily the most demented of the Santa killers to date. Director Steven Miller pulls no punches making sure it is clear that no one is safe and makes this fun Christmas ride that special film that the holidays have been missing.

In a world of remakes and sequels, this is one entry that works well taking what made the original so fun and stepping it up to new heights. Fans of the original series will love this film as will hardcore horror fans. Clearly this is for a specific audience, but this movie easily plays well to anyone willing to take the ride. Could we finally have our Christmas slasher back and have a new franchise on our hands? Only you can decide so make sure you check it out in theaters or pick up a copy when it hits stores and let's bring our bloody holiday cheer back into our lives.


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