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Just in time for Christmas comes Steven C. Miller's supremely fun Silent Night (review), which is more of an homage than a straight remake of the 1984 cult classic Silent Night, Deadly Night. Get ready to deck those halls because we've got an exclusive interview with star Malcolm McDowell.
McDowell, a true cinematic legend with well over 200 credits to his name, tackles a new holiday menace in Miller's latest as the small-town sheriff who must rise to the occasion when a murderer dressed like St. Nick terrorizes his community on Christmas Eve. Silent Night also stars genre badass Jaime King, Donal Logue, Ellen Wong and Lisa Marie.
During our chat with McDowell we heard more from the acclaimed actor about his experiences working on Silent Night; he also discussed his approach to the role of Sheriff Cooper and what costume item he just had to keep after he wrapped shooting. »
Silent Night (2012) Director: Steven C. Miller Stars: Jaime King, Malcom McDowell, Donal Logue Santa Claus is coming to town! To kill you with an axe. We've seen our fair share of killer Kris Kringle movies, from Santa's Slay to Christmas Evil. Hell, there was even Bikini Bloodbath Christmas. Silent Night.a loose remake of the 1984 cult classic Silent Night,Deadly Night.follows in this fatally festive tradition. And as long as you know what to expect, you're going to »
- Jason Adams
Following on from his original horror flick The Aggression Scale, which was undoubtedly a hit with a lot of horror fans, director Steven C. Miller tackles a quasi-remake of the controversial 1984 killer-Claus film Silent Night, Deadly Night. Why quasi-remake? Well Silent Night takes the basic theme of that film (and by extension that of the classic Tales From the Crypt story “And All Through the House”), along with one or two of it’s most famous set-pieces and crafts an all-new tale of a killer Santa Claus picking off citizens of a small American town on Christmas Eve – and that’s the plot in a nutshell. No more, no less.
Unlikely to inspire the same controversy as the original film, Silent Night is more of a self-aware parody »
Actor Donal Logue is currently guest starring on the hit FX drama series Sons of Anarchy, as former U.S. Marshal Lee Toric, a man who is both mysterious and intense with a definite violent streak. Looking to avenge the death of his sister, he’s clearly focused on making everyone pay that was connected, including Tara (Maggie Siff), the wife of Samcro president Jax Teller (Charlie Hunnam). During this recent interview to promote his appearance on the show, Donal Logue talked about how this role came about, what the experience of being on the show has been like, how he views his very intense character, and the possibility of him hanging around for next season. He also talked about what Season 2 of Terriers might have been, being a part of the drama series Vikings (set to debut on History in Summer 2013), doing the Silent Night remake, his memories from his time on The X-Files, »
- Christina Radish
One of the most eagerly anticipated films of the season is about to be released on Blu-ray/DVD, and if you live in or around Burbank, California, you can meet members of the cast and crew of Silent Night at Dark Delicacies on December 4th to celebrate the mayhem.
A very loose remake of Silent Night, Deadly Night, the new film’s stellar cast includes Malcolm McDowell (A Clockwork Orange, Rob Zombie’s Halloween, Easy A), Jaime King (Sin City, My Bloody Valentine 3D), Donal Logue (Shark Night 3D, Blade), Lisa Marie (Sleepy Hollow), Brendan Fehr (Final Destination, X-Men First Class) and Ellen Wong (Scott Pilgrim vs. The World).
McDowell and King star as a small-town sheriff and deputy on the hunt for a murderous Santa Claus terrorizing their community on Christmas Eve. But with the streets full of Santas for the annual Christmas parade, the killer is hiding in plain sight. »
- Doctor Gash
If you were a gore hungry kid in the 80s, nothing was more exciting than getting your hands on a copy of the banned VHS holiday horror classic Silent Night, Deadly Night, which featured a killer Santa Claus on a bloody rampage. Though five-year-olds shrug with indifference at the notion today, back in 1984, the idea of Jolly Saint Nick crawling down the chimney to axe your mom in the face was quite controversial. A certain kind of rush came from popping this in your video player for the first time. It didn't matter if the movie was any good. It only mattered that we weren't supposed to be watching such blasphemous filth.
Here, nearly 30 years removed from that quaint moment in time, the idea of a killer Santa is blasé. Films don't »
Silent Night‘s limited theatrical release starts today and the movie will be released to Blu-ray/DVD next week. If you’re interested in meeting some of the cast and crew, including director Steven C. Miller, there will be a signing event taking place at Dark Delicacies next week:
What: On Tuesday evening December 4th, fans of a certain homicidal holiday figure can rejoice when cast and crew of Silent Night will be at Burbank’s legendary Dark Delicacies bookstore to sign Blu-rays and DVDs of the remake of the 80s cult horror classic.
When: Tuesday, December 4th, 7:00pm
Where: Dark Delicacies Bookstore
3512 W. Magnolia Blvd.
Burbank, CA 91505
Who: Director Steven C. Miller;
Co-star Cortney Palm;
Director of Photography Joseph White;
Composer Kevin Riepl;
Editor Seth Flaum
Details: Santa Claus is coming to town. Heaven help the naughty! On December 4th, Anchor Bay Films unwraps Silent Night on Blu-ray™/DVD combo and DVD. »
- Jonathan James
7 items from 2012
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