It's no secret that I'm a huge fan of slasher films, and here I've tried to compile a list of…
Silent Night, Deadly Night
After his parents are murdered, a young 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.
Weird. That's the first adjective I would use to describe Silent Night, Deadly Night, an oddball and controversial slasher from the mid 1980's. From the script to direction to the acting, it's all off-kilter with an opening scene that's both creepy and comical. The plot sees a disturbed kid being mentally abused in an orphanage after he witnesses his parents get murdered by a petty thief in a Santa Claus outfit. I ain't making this shit up. We then see said kid become 18 and work in a toy shop which involves some weird and unintentionally hilarious Happy Christmas montage that looks completely out of a place. Young Billy (Robert Brian Wilson) then transforms into a murderous psychopath…
"He knows when you've been naughty"
It's actually a great movie, it worths a watch specially in this time of the year, check it out! It has good gore FX and a excelent soundtrack.
This has everything I look for in a movie: Several grisly murders and Linnea Quigley's butt.
SILENT NIGHT, DEADLY NIGHT is one of those 80s slasher films you think you’ve already seen largely due to the furore which ensued due to its portrayal of Santa as an axe-wielding maniac. However, to my delight I actually realised I’d never got to this one back in the day and what with it being Chrimbo, I thought what the hell.
Thankfully, the seasonal setting and warped novelty of seeing Santa as the killer elevates SILENT NIGHT, DEADLY NIGHT above the forgettable glut of mediocre slashers. Pacing issues and awful instrumental score aside, the film is actually quite fun: managing to be both cheesy and rather nasty simultaneously. Plenty of boobage and blood on display with a heart-warming cameo from…
This started off bad and just kept getting worse until it was awesome.
Observation : Murder by archery seemed to be extremely popular in 80's slashers. I can't be the only one who noticed this right?
Grade-A schlock, hilarious and consistently surprising. Probably the most enjoyable slasher movie I’ve ever seen that I’d call mean-spirited, because it’s balanced by stuff like that charming and dopey montage where Billy is ADJUSTING SO WELL, AND BEING SUCH A GOOD BOY (the money shot being him smiling, holding up a carton of milk, like he’s in the opening of MST3K) or the world’s most depressing Christmas party. Still wish it was less rapey, but this is such a masterclass in “good-bad” movies that it can’t dampen my enthusiasm that much. Pretty good gore too. B+
The greatest killer santa movie
a barely passable film. this pseudo-slasher suffers from slow-pacing, and bad cinematography. there are a few cool kills, and many unintentional laughs. this is a worthwhile flick to watch with friends while adding an audience commentary.
I know the festive season is officially over now but I can’t be bothered waiting twelve months for this to be relevant again as it’s a cult favourite I’ve been meaning to check out for a while. It’s a strange one. I expected a Halloween style slasher movie for Christmas and while it is that to a certain degree, it’s unusual in the way the first half acts as an origin story for the murderer. About halfway through the protagonist snaps and starts killing people and that’s when it turns into a slasher movie. It’s a lot closer to Rob Zombie’s Halloween than Carpenter’s in that sense. The rest of the movie is pretty dumb to be honest but hey, it delivers on the premise – man dressed as santa kills people.
Great movie to sit with a loved one near Christmas time. A young boy grows up fearing Santa Clause after watching a man dressed as Santa violate his mother and murder his family. When he is forced to dress as Santa Clause for his Employee party it all becomes to much...
My thoughts on the film (as well as an interview I did with the filmmakers) is available here: www.filmlinc.com/daily/entry/sndn
exactly what i expect out of a christmas horror: pretty gruesome childhood trauma with a mad santa clause turns into a real life psychosis some years later, when the child - thank goodness he is not the untouchable hero, that will fight his fears, and defeats new bad santa! - is old enough to slip into an own santa costume to go on the killing spree. easy and clean. nothing but love for so much direct anti-understatement!
They thought they could do it without being caught. But when we do something naughty, we are always caught. Then, we are punished. Punishment is absolute, punishment is good.
- Black Christmas
- The Texas Chain Saw Massacre
- The Burning
- I've Heard the Mermaids Singing
- Zazie in the Metro
- Allegro non troppo
- The Adventures of Prince Achmed
These are all films that I don't usually see being discussed or appreciated around many spheres of cinephiles. I don't…
- Black Christmas
- Death Cruise
- Devil Times Five
- Have a Nice Weekend
- The Single Girls
In this list I'm going to keep track of all the slasher films I have seen from it's magnificent beginning…