Silent Night, Deadly Night 1984 ★★★

Screw Christmas Evil, this is the quintessential yuletide horror film, with a psychotic kid whose parents were killed by a robber in a santa suit develops an unhealthy obsession with the big guy. Shot from the kid’s POV, it’s pretty sympathetic to his plight and doesn’t veer into all out campiness too often. That means it’s not very seasonal-appropriate, but it does deliver decent gore and a memorable soundtrack.

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