Silent Night, Deadly Night Movie Information

Movie Information

Overall Rank: 28130

Average Rating: 1.8/4

# of Ratings: 29

Theatrical Release Date: 11/09/1984

Language: English

Genre: Horror

MPAA Rating: R

Director: Charles E. Sellier Jr.

Actors: Lilyan Chauvin, Gilmer McCormick, Toni Nero, Robert Brian Wilson, Britt Leach, Nancy Borgenicht

Plot: Eleven years after watching his parents murdered by Santa Claus, Billly Chapman goes on a murdering spree, punishing the innocent dressed as Santa.

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Rating of
4/4

Kyle(The Rebel) - wrote on 08/30/2012

Banned in some states, this cult classic follows a boy who witnesses his parents get murdered by a man wearing a Santa suit. Years later Billy cracks up and goes on a gory killing spree. Not the first 'killer Santa' movie-that honor goes to 'To All A Goodnight-which I also loved.

Rating of
2.5/4

Snoogans - wrote on 11/28/2011

A notorious and controversial low-budget flick, in it's time. Now it's just another 80's slasher. Though, a decent one at that.

Rating of
2.5/4

BmovieJosh - wrote on 09/23/2009

A great horror classic. I never understood why it was so contraversial though. A killer Santa Claus goes after a small town.

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Review - Silent Night, Deadly Night (1984)

Delorted - wrote on 12/29/2007

When Billy Chapman (Danny Wagner and Robert Brian Wilson) was only seven years old, he witnessed a man dressed as Santa Claus murder his parents. Eleven years later, the memory having tortured him, he becomes a serial killer dressed as Santa Claus, punishing those who have been naughty in "Silent Night, Deadly Night."

From the title alone you know that this is going to be a horrible movie. Whether it's the acting or the writing that gets you, there is no way to enjoy this film in its intended manner. If anything, it's definitely worth the unintentional humor.

It’s not completely miserable though. There are a couple scenes that are tolerable and one that I actually really liked. Probably the most redeeming quality is that the death scenes are actually pretty cool for a movie like …

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Kyle(The Rebel) - wrote on 2012-08-30 13:08

Hostel would have sent them running in the streets back in the 80's. I like this film, and it is a classic, in my opinion. One I would recommend, along with To All A Goodnight.To All a Goodnight

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Chris Kavan - wrote on 2012-08-30 12:42

People really got up in arms about some strange things in the 80s... imagine showing them Hostel back then. Anyway, this is one of those classic 80s slashers - if you're a fan of this kind of genre, I would recommend it.

Kyle(The Rebel) - wrote on 2012-08-30 06:03

Silent Night, Deadly Night

Kyle(The Rebel) - wrote on 2012-08-30 06:03

Did this film deserve to be banned in some states in the 80's?Silent Night, Deadly Night (1984)4/4 starsBanned in some states, this cult classic follows a boy who witnesses his parents get murdered by a man wearing a Santa suit. Years later Billy cracks up and goes on a gory killing spree. Not the first 'killer Santa' movie-that honor goes to 'To All A Goodnight-which I also loved.view review +

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