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Silent Night, Deadly Night (1984)

After his parents are murdered, a tormented teenager goes on a murderous rampage dressed as Santa, due to his stay at an orphanage where he was abused by the Mother Superior.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Mother Superior
Gilmer McCormick ... Sister Margaret
... Pamela
... Billy at 18
... Mr. Sims
Nancy Borgenicht ... Mrs. Randall
H.E.D. Redford ... Captain Richards
Danny Wagner ... Billy at 8
... Denise
... Tommy
... Andy
... Grandpa
... Mother (Ellie)
Geoff Hansen ... Father (Jim) (as Jeff Hansen)
... Killer Santa
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Storyline

After seeing his parents murdered in front of him a young bit spends most of his life in an orphanage where he is abused by the mother superior when he turns into a teenager he gets a job as a department store santa and when he sees two people having sex in the store he gets flashbacks when his parents and when he can't take it anymore he turns into a santa serial killer. Written by devint-16816

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Shocking... disturbing... The movie they tried to ban. See more »

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9 November 1984 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Slayride  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,065,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,432,800, 11 November 1984, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$2,491,460, 18 November 1984
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Trivia

The toyshop where Billy gets his first job is called "IRA'S TOYS", Ira is the first name of one of the film's producers. See more »

Goofs

While Billy and family are traveling in the opening scenes of the film, the radio reports the weather twice as being in the low 20s. Despite this very cold weather, no one in the family is wearing winter coats or gear. See more »

Quotes

Denise: Cindy if, uh, you don't go back to bed... Santa won't come.
Tommy: [wanting to have sex with Denise] He's not the only one.
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Connections

Followed by Silent Night, Deadly Night 5: The Toy Maker (1991) See more »

Soundtracks

Merry Christmas Baby
Written by Morgan Ames, Carmen Twillie and Deedee Dennard
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Possibly the best movie I have ever seen (no Spoilers, sorry)
8 August 2003 | by See all my reviews

I love this movie, it was scary, cool, and just...cool. It had nice gore FX, a scary as hell killer, which we still care about even though he is on a Frenzy, and the movie had good acting. Especially Robert Brian Wilson as Billy, It is too bad that he didn't go on to do bigger things. Anyway, I recomend this movie to just about anyone. And praise the lord that they are making a nice DVD version. But Avoid the Sequels at all costs!!!

Have a nice day and rent SNDN today!


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