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Silent Night, Deadly Night 5: The Toy Maker (1991)

R | | Horror, Sci-Fi | Video May 1992
1:35 | Clip
An elderly toy maker and his son make killer toys designed to kill their customers, children.


Martin Kitrosser





Cast overview, first billed only:
William Thorne William Thorne ... Derek
Jane Higginson ... Sarah Quinn
Van Quattro ... Tom Quinn
Tracy Fraim ... Noah Adams
Neith Hunter Neith Hunter ... Kim
Conan Yuzna Conan Yuzna ... Lonnie
Mickey Rooney ... Joe Petto
Brian Bremer ... Pino
Gerry Black Gerry Black ... Harold
Clint Howard ... Ricky
Thornton Simmons Thornton Simmons ... Other Santa
Catherine Schreiber ... Mother
Zoe Yuzna Zoe Yuzna ... Brandy
Jennifer Pusheck Jennifer Pusheck ... Elf
Billy Oscar Billy Oscar ... Dad


A young boy sees his father killed by a toy that was anonymously delivered to his house. After that, he is too traumatized to speak, and his mother must deal with both him and the loss of her husband. Meanwhile, a toy maker named Joe Peto builds some suspicious-looking toys, and a mysterious man creeps around both the toy store and the boy's house...but who is responsible for the killer toys? Written by Brian J. Wright <tyrannorabbit@hotmail.com>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


He's Home... But He's Not Alone.


Horror | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sensuality and violence | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?


Actress Neith Hunter plays a character with the same name as previous film in the series, Initiation: Silent Night, Deadly Night 4. Both films had completely different people in charge of Casting. See more »


While driving home Harold is killed when Larry the Larvae crawls into his mouth and bursts out his eye; the head used for Harold is obviously fake. See more »


Buck: I eat kids like you for breakfast! Which is why my shit smells so bad in the morning.
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Silent Night, Deadly Night 5 The Toy Maker: A pleasant surprise
10 June 2018 | by PlatypuschowSee all my reviews

The Silent Night, Deadly Night franchise is a weird one, the first was about a man who went on a killing spree in a santa suit, the second was about the same mans brother doing the same, the third picked up where the second left off and then suddenly they dropped that whole storyline with part 4 and told a dodgy story about witches.

Well here in part 5 it's another Christmas themed movie with absolutely no connection to the original plot.

It tells the story of a boy traumatised after watching a Christmas toy kill his father. It turns out that someone is creating killer toys, parcelling them up in gift wrapping and sending them to people for Christmas.

Though the movies sfx both practical and cgi aren't great they are saved by some originality. Truth be told I quite liked it despite its glaring flaws.

Starring Mickey Rooney and with a cameo appearance by Silent Night, Deadly Night 4 (1990) star Clint Howard this is an interesting (If a little goofy) horror movie.

The funny thing is that Rooney infamously slammed the creators of the first movie back in 1984. He deemed it disgusting that they'd make a horror movie set during Christmas and publically kicked up a stink about it, then several years later here he is starring in one!

I think this is the best of the Silent Night, Deadly Night franchise but treat it entirely as a stand alone film as that's exactly what it is.

The Good:

Mickey Rooney

Quite original

Well constructed

Great twist

The Bad:

Eyebrow raising finale

Lot of 90's cliches

Things I Learnt From This Movie:

Having the same actor play a different character by the same name in the same franchise is logical, right?

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Release Date:

May 1992 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Silent Night, Deadly Night V: The Toy Maker See more »

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