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Initiation: Silent Night, Deadly Night 4 (1990)

A reporter investigating the bizarre death of a woman who leaped from a building in flames finds herself mixed up in a cult of witches who are making her part of their sacrificial ceremony during the Christmas season.

Director:

Brian Yuzna

Writers:

Richard N. Gladstein (story), Arthur Gorson (story) (as Arthur H. Gorson) | 3 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Clint Howard ... Ricky
Neith Hunter Neith Hunter ... Kim Levitt
Tommy Hinkley ... Hank
Hugh Fink ... Jeff
Richard N. Gladstein ... Woody
Reggie Bannister ... Eli
Allyce Beasley ... Janice
Glen Chin ... Jo the Butcher
Maud Adams ... Fima
Jeanne Bates ... Katherine
Laurel Lockhart ... Ann
Ben Slack Ben Slack ... Gus
Conan Yuzna Conan Yuzna ... Lonnie
Marjean Holden ... Jane
Ilsa Setzoil Ilsa Setzoil ... Li
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A female reporter investigates the death of a woman who, on fire, leapt off of a building to her death. Her investigation leads her to discover the existence of a strange cult dedicated Egyptan god Isis--and the cult wants her as its new queen. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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The director of "Return of the Living Dead 3" and the producer of "Ticks" brings you a new skin crawling dimension in terror. See more »

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Horror

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Trivia

This marks the first time in the series that doesn't involve a killer Santa. See more »

Goofs

Towards the end, the Kim character has disfigured hands and when the camera cuts to the angle behind her looking forward with her, the actress' (Neith Hunter) hands are shown holding the effects/prop very clearly. See more »

Quotes

Ricky: [picks up a hamburger from the street and opens it] Oww. No fucking cheese!
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Alternate Versions

The 1996 UK video version (titled "Bugs") was cut by 8 secs by the BBFC. A shot of a man hanging by his nipples was removed. See more »

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The Yuzna touch prevails
22 February 2005 | by BloodTheTelepathicDogSee all my reviews

I'm a huge Brian Yuzna fan, it all began after watching the classic horror/comedy Re-Animator.

This fourth installment of the moderately entertaining Silent Night Deadly Night franchise is far better than the previous three. Granted I was disappointed when Santa never made an appearance in this film, but Yuzna ands ingredients that had been lacking from the original three films.

Screaming Mad George's effects are always first rate, the giant bugs were marvelous and gross at the same time. How does he do it? Lead actress Neith Hunter is a very capable actress, and much like other Yuzna flicks(Re-Animator's Barbara Crampton & Progeny's Jillian McWhirter) isn't afraid to showcase some skin here and there.

I absolutely hate Ron Howard's talentless brother Clint, but much like Tori Spelling in Sol Goode, his minuscule talents were suited for the role.

Go ahead and rent it if your a fan of decent low budget horror flicks.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 November 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Silent Night, Deadly Night IV: Initiation See more »

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Silent Films Inc. See more »
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Dolby

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1.33 : 1
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