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Silent Night, Deadly Night ()


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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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Mother Superior
Gilmer McCormick ...
Sister Margaret
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Pamela
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Billy at 18
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Mr. Sims
Nancy Borgenicht ...
Mrs. Randall
H.E.D. Redford ...
Captain Richards
Danny Wagner ...
Billy at 8
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Denise
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Tommy
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Andy
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Grandpa
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Mother (Ellie)
Geoff Hansen ...
Father (Jim) (as Jeff Hansen)
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Killer Santa
Eric Hart ...
Mr. Levitt (Storekeeper)
Jonathan Best ...
Billy at 5 (as Jonathon Best)
A. Madeline Smith ...
Sister Ellen
Amy Styvesant ...
Cindy (as Amy Stuyvesant)
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Officer Barnes
Vinc Massa ...
Young Boy Sledding - Doug (as Vince Massa)
John Michael Alvarez ...
Young Boy Sledding - Jim (as Michael Alvarez)
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Older Boy Sledding - Bob
Richard C. Terry ...
Older Boy Sledding - Mac (as Richard Terry)
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Dr. Conway
Richard D. Clark ...
Officer Miller
Tip Boxell ...
Officer Murphy
Angela Montoya ...
Little Girl on Santa's Lap
Molly Cameron ...
Girl's Mother (as Mollie Cameron)
Jayne Luke ...
Other Mother in Store
Joan Forster ...
Other Mother in Store (as Joan S. Forster)
Betsy Nagel ...
Other Mother in Store
Barbara Stafford ...
Teen Lover at Orphanage
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Teen Lover at Orphanage
Spencer Ashby ...
Santa at Orphanage
J. Paul Broadhead ...
Santa in Store
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Brother (Ricky) at 14
Max Broadhead ...
Brother (Ricky) at 4
Melissa Best ...
Infant Ricky
Dan Rogers ...
Dispatcher
Spencer Alston ...
Child at Orphanage
Kristi Ballard ...
Child at Orphanage
Jacob Peterson ...
Child at Orphanage
Jonathan Wilde ...
Child at Orphanage
Susie Massa ...
Child at Orphanage
Sarah Stuyvesant ...
Child at Orphanage
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Obnoxious Deejay (uncredited)
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Mother Superior (uncredited)
Jean-Paul Rodrigues ...
Child in Orphanage (uncredited)
Micheline Rodrigues ...
Child in Orphanage (uncredited)
Monique Rodrigues ...
Child in Orphanage (uncredited)
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Santa Climbing in Window (uncredited)

Directed by

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Charles E. Sellier Jr.

Written by

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Paul Caimi ... (based on a story by)
 
Michael Hickey ... (written by)

Produced by

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Ira Barmak ... producer (as Ira Richard Barmak)
Scott Schneid ... co-executive producer (as Scott J. Schneid)
Dennis Whitehead ... co-executive producer

Music by

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Perry Botkin Jr. ... (as Perry Botkin)

Cinematography by

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Henning Schellerup ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Michael Spence

Editorial Department

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Simon Gittins ... assistant editor
Claudine Mott ... color timer
Mark W. Rosenbaum ... associate editor (as Mark Rosenbaum)

Casting By

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Stanzi Stokes

Production Design by

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Dian Perryman

Art Direction by

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Linda Kiffe ... (uncredited)

Set Decoration by

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Linda Kiffe

Makeup Department

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Judee Guilmette ... assistant hair stylist / assistant makeup artist
Perri Sorel ... hair stylist / makeup artist
Karl Wesson ... special makeup effects artist
Richard N. McGuire ... special makeup effects artist (uncredited)
Susan Reyes ... assistant special effects makeup artist (uncredited)

Production Management

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Bart Foster ... production manager
Denis L. Stewart ... unit manager (as Denis Stewart)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Perry Husman ... second assistant director
Michael Spence ... second unit director
Denis L. Stewart ... first assistant director (as Denis Stewart)

Art Department

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John Bateman ... assistant props
Terry Haskell ... construction supervisor / property master
Jim Stoddard ... set dresser

Sound Department

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Chris Carpenter ... re-recording mixer
Flash Deros ... boom operator
Mel Metcalfe ... re-recording mixer
Terry Porter ... re-recording mixer
Jacobus Rose ... supervising sound executive
Rod Sutton ... sound mixer
Bill Wistrom ... supervising sound editor (as William Westrom)
James Bailey ... foley artist (uncredited)
Michael Keenan ... sound department assistant (uncredited)
Dean Okrand ... re-recording mixer (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Rick Josephsen ... special effects (as Rick Josephson)
G. Lynn Maughan ... special effects assistant (as Lynn Maughan)

Stunts

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Frank L. Bare II ... stunt coordinator (as Frank Bare)
Lisa Resendez ... stunts
Don Shanks ... stunts
Jeff Chumas ... stunts (uncredited)
Doug Coleman ... stunt double (uncredited)
Eliza Coleman ... stunt double (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Billy Dickson ... camera operator (as Bill Dickson)
John Farr ... grip
Joseph Gutt ... first assistant camera (as Joe Gutt)
Bruce Hamme ... gaffer
Scott Howell ... second assistant camera
Dennis Jorgenson ... electrician
Kim Kono ... grip
Richard A. Mitchell ... best boy (as Rick Mitchell)
Rebecca Poulos ... second assistant camera (as Becky Poulos)
Bill Sellier ... still photographer
Arly H. Thomsen ... key grip (as Arly Thomsen)

Casting Department

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Marcia Dangerfield ... casting: Utah (as Marcia Reider)
Debra Rubinstein ... casting assistant (as Debbie Rubinstein)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Patricia Duran ... assistant wardrobe
Verkina Flower ... wardrobe
Jim Manson ... assistant wardrobe

Location Management

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Garth Wilkinson ... location manager

Music Department

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Perry Botkin Jr. ... music performer (as Perry Botkin)
Adam Milo Smalley ... music editor (as Adam Smalley)

Transportation Department

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Jim O'Keefe ... transportation captain
John Orlebeck ... driver
Field Smith ... driver
Vikki Williams ... driver

Other crew

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Eugene Barmak ... assistant to producer
Steve Bennett ... caterer
Martin Combs ... security coordinator
Marcia Dangerfield ... dialogue coach: children (as Marcia Reider)
Eric Grosshan ... extras assistant
Andy Howard ... production auditor
Janet Johnson ... production coordinator
Connie Kruger ... business affairs
Julie Magnuson ... assistant: Mr. Sellier
Joy Mendenhall ... production secretary
Patricia Motyka ... script supervisor (as Pat Motyka)
Cate Praggastis ... extras coordinator
Jamie Reeves ... set mechanic
Bill Sellier ... emergency medical technician
Tom Willett ... craft service
Solomon J. LeFlore ... production financing (uncredited)
Lonnie Ramati ... production business affairs (uncredited)

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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

Plot Keywords
Taglines You've made it through Halloween, now try and survive Christmas See more »
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Additional Details

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Also Known As
  • Slayride (United States)
  • Douce nuit, sanglante nuit (France)
  • Stille Nacht - Horror Nacht (Germany)
  • Noche de paz, noche de muerte (Spain)
  • Jouluyö, murhayö (Finland)
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Runtime
  • 79 min
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Box Office

Budget $1,065,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $1,432,800, 11 Nov 1984

Did You Know?

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Trivia Opened on the same weekend as A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984), and briefly out-grossed the latter by around $161,800-since "Silent Night" was playing in more than twice as many theaters as "Nightmare"-before the gross fell about 45% by the second weekend. 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 »
Movie Connections Edited into Silent Night, Deadly Night 2 (1987). See more »
Soundtracks Slayrider See more »
Quotes Killer Santa: 31 bucks. Merry fucking Christmas.
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