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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.

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Brian Yuzna

Writers:

Richard N. Gladstein (story), Arthur Gorson (story) (as Arthur H. Gorson) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

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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Storyline

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 »

Genres:

Horror

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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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 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Silent Films Inc. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

This marks the first of two times Clint Howard plays a character named Ricky. He is the only actor to play him more than once (not counting archive footage). It is unclear if he is playing the same character from the first two films. See more »

Goofs

NOT A GOOF: The numbers on Lonnie's house are backwards, which normally would indicate flipped footage, but that's clearly not the case as it appears this way in multiple shots of the house. For whatever reason, the production crew put the numbers on the house backwards on purpose. 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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Giant Maggots, Witchcraft, and Clint Howard. What else could you ask for this Holiday season?
23 December 1998 | by ChopTop-2See all my reviews

Tired of the same old boring Christmas flicks that they show every year? Then this is the movie for you! Horror-meister Brian Yuzna (Society, Dentist 1 and 2), delivers the goods in this chilling entry into the SN,DN series. A creepy story, gruesome FX, and an over-the-top performance by Clint Howard (Ice Cream Man) are just a few of the highlights. Also look for a cameo by Reggie Bannister of Phantasm fame. Still waiting for Yuzna's "the Progeny"!


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