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To All a Goodnight (1980)

A group of teenagers at a party find themselves being stalked by a maniacal killer in a Santa Claus costume.

Director:

David Hess

Writer:

Alex Rebar (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jennifer Runyon ... Nancy
Forrest Swonsen ... Alex (as Forrest Swanson)
Linda Gentile ... Melody
William Lauer William Lauer ... T.J.
Judith Bridges Judith Bridges ... Leia
Kiva Lawrence ... Mrs. Jensen (as Katherine Herrington)
West Buchanan West Buchanan ... Ralph (as Buck West)
Sam Shamshak ... Polansky
Angela Bath ... Trisha
Denise Stearns Denise Stearns ... Sam
Solomon Trager Solomon Trager ... Tom
Jeff Butts Jeff Butts ... Blake
Bill Martin Bill Martin ... Jim (as Bill Martins)
Jay Rasumny Jay Rasumny ... Dan
Harry Reems ... Pilot (as Dan Stryker)
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Storyline

It's Christmas break at the Calvin Finishing School for Girls, and the students are planning a big party while the president of the school is away. A group of boys show up and the fun begins, until mysterious killer starts bumping off couples one by one. The police show up and promise to keep everyone safe, but they prove ineffectual against the crazed psycho. Could the killings have anything to do with the girl who was killed in an initiation stunt at the school a few years earlier? Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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You'll scream till dawn!


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Trivia

In order to star as Nancy, Jennifer Runyon committed to losing the excess weight she'd struggled with throughout her teens. By the time of filming she had slimmed down from 165 lbs. to 105 lbs. See more »

Goofs

Mr. Ronsoni opens the door in the kitchen to leave at approximately 15:14 to reveal crew standing behind brick support column of porch. See more »

Connections

Featured in To All a Goodnight: Interview with Alex Rebar (2014) See more »

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Ho Ho Horror
30 October 2020 | by benjithehunterSee all my reviews

Sorority girls who stay over the Christmas break are hunted by a serial killer dressed as Santa Claus.

Simple and to the point, To All A Goodnight probably won't become anyone's new favorite Christmas tradition and it can't hold a candle to similar Yuletide slashers like Black Christmas and Silent Night, Deadly Night, but it's enjoyable enough for what it is. None of the characters make much of an impression and there's little to no suspense in the stalking scenes, but some of the gore effects impress. It also has one of the most confounding endings you're likely to ever see.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 January 1980 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

To All a Goodnight See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Barbara, California, USA

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Budget:

$70,000 (estimated)
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Four Features Partners See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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