When I first saw this film in the stores I thought it was a stupid film about Santa killing people. I'm not a big fan of those type of movies that try to make Santa look like a killer. But I recently recorded this on TV and I really enjoyed it. It is a killer Santa movie but not like most of them. It's more like a mystery film. And I'm 13 and I watch horror movies a lot and I never get scared of them but this is terrifying. The mask the he wears is the thing that's scary. I've never seen the original. I wanted to before and I have Silent Night, Deadly Night 3-4&5 got <more>
em in a set but I've never fully watched them but only 3 is connected to the original but I don't think it featured the Santa costume just the killer. Anyways of you love horror go watch this it's funny, scary and awesome.
The Perfect Modern Day Christmas Slasher Film!!! (by Pumpkin_Man)
I re-watched this to get in the Christmas mood, and it was much better than I had remembered. It is a very loose remake of Silent Night, Deadly Night, but creates a new story and is a breathe of fresh air in the 'killer Santa' genre. Killer Santa is a mystery and keeps you guessing til the very end. The film is very colorful and makes it feel like Christmas.Jaime King stars as Aubrey Bradimore, a deputy who has lost her husband earlier in the year. She's forced to come into work on Christmas Eve to find the sadistic Santa Claus killer. The death and gore effects were great. There <more>
are at least three scenes that pays tribute to the original 'Silent Night Deadly Night' I highly recommend SILENT NIGHT!!!
A lot of Remakes were made from 2008 to 2013, and this is one of the better ones. I'd recommend this to anyone looking for a Christmas Horror slasher movie.
In the mood for a great horror film who respects the genre and also delivers scares and cheese of the 80's slasher... check this out. it's a fun ride. (by simpletreatment23)
oh wow. Steven C Miller's Silent Night 2012 was everything I wanted from a slasher film and more. I can't begin to tell you how much I loved this film. It's spot on with everything and really both embraces the cheese of the 80's but also keeps it scary. This is one of the rare remakes that is better then the original in every way. Having seen the infamous original Silent Night, Deadly Night awhile back ago, I wasn't that impressed. It was a decent twisted tale but it didn't really live up to the hype. More could have been done and here the film makers have fully <more>
honored the original and not only build their own story on it but told it better. I have to give director, Steven C Miller a lot of respect not just as a horror fan but also as a film maker. I loved the fact that he actually made it scary. So little horror films, and even fewer slasher films, remember that not all the 80's slasher films were cheesy. This film played it real and raw. I loved the fact that it looked like a real film. It was really well acted, well shot loved the camera work and framing and pitch perfect. Miller comes off as a real lover of horror and respects it, which is why this film works so well. Even though they play a lot of the horror in a realistic way... he still manages to give us outlandish death scenes, great gore, nudity and wonderful homages to the original. I don't want to give it away but if your lover of the original two films then you will catch them. I sure did and I screamed with joy because a lot of the film makers who do horror remakes, even more the ones who aren't horror fans, like to come off as snobbish when it comes to the original and Miller instead embraces them. This film also works because it's not a retelling of the original film, instead it uses the original as a springboard to do their own version of the concept and in a lot of ways it stays really more true to the original's tone. Jamie King and Donal Logue really broke out for me acting wise because both delivered performances that really made their characters feel like real people with real emotions... that's rare in today's horror films. On the campy side, have to love Malcolm McDowell who totally hams up her performance in a great way. His character provides some great comic moments and really helps to remind us not to take this film too seriously and to have fun with it. Silent Night is going to be high on my list of favorite films not just because I totally loved it as a film but also as an inspiration for me, as someone who wants to make these kind of films. This is a great example of why some films do need to be remade by people who love respect the genre and love it.
Santa Claus is coming to town to kill you (by james_depaolo)
I remember when I was a teenager and I heard they were doing a slasher film with a killer Santa Claus. 20/20 and everyone was up in arms about this concept and Silent Night, Deadly Night's hype was born. And to any horror fan or movie nut in general, when people complain and try to ban a film, those are the ones you have to go see first. The sad news is most of us did get to see this film when it hit home video a year later we did not think it was warranted of what the uproar was about. Now that being said, if Silent Night which is directed by Steven C. Miller would have been the film <more>
coming out at that time, I would have seen what the uproar was about. While this is a very loose remake of Silent Night, Deadly Night make no mistake about it, this film is a million times better than any other Christmas slasher film I have seen so far. In a small quiet town in Wisconsin, Santa Claus seems to be coming to town a day early and seems to know who has been naughty and nice. This film has some of the weirdest yet amusing one liners I ever heard, like one I felt could describe this film to a tee. "Once you see it, you can't unsee it". This film is a gore hound's dream, and there is no lack of killing, death scenes and fun ways to kill someone. I mean, the film starts off with an electric chair made out of Christmas lights.Malcolm McDowell plays the town sheriff and you talk about someone who is having a ball in his role, Malcolm uses so many dopey and silly one liners that you will find yourself just waiting for what gem he will say next. When he keeps on describing a situation as putting toppings on a hamburger, you just sit there and think this is dark comedy fun. Jaime King plays the deputy who we learn is going thru a crisis of her own, this is her first Christmas single and she is spent trying to piece the puzzle together and stop the evil Claus. Jaime I was ready to write off after she followed up Sin City, with so many bad films till she got a second life with Mother's Day. And now this, she may have found her calling with these horror remakes.The funny thing about this movie is that Steven with his wide range of characters touched on everything a small town could never ask for. Also, this film breaks a lot of taboos, and this viewer blesses them for doing so. A foul mouthed little girl gets killed in one of the more fun scenes of the film and when the mother of the girl talks to the police she claims that she did not wish for this to happen she just was hoping for some kind of break or something. Then, you have the perverted priest, who is also another scene stealer especially when in this town; every woman looks either like she stepped out of a modeling agency or off the pages of Playboy. Did anyone else ever notice that in this town, there is no lack of beautiful women and guys who are either drug users, dealers, clueless, perverts or drunks? I think Steven made this film hoping for backlash, he wanted to give fans a fun horror film that had guts and did not care if it offended anyone. This film is what people expect when they see a slasher film and looks like all involved were having a blast with this film, and it shows when you watch it. This film gives so much fun, I mean I can go on and on about scenes that really shined in this film. When people think about Christmas films, they think of those films that your family or girlfriend drag you to with that feel good message and romance, thank god Steven made the cure for that with this film that is geared towards the horror fan. This film is insanity from start to finish, and if you sit there and you are not entertained by this very violent bloodbath full of hate, dark humor, cruelness and breasts then maybe you should seek out Four Christmases or something in that nature, this is by far the best Christmas themed horror film I have seen.This is the rare case of someone following up a really great movie like The Aggression Scale with another great film Silent Night. In film much less horror, this feat these days is rare. All in all, this was a very fun film that offers something for every horror fan on your Christmas list. To me, this feels like the original and the one from the 80's feels like the inferior remake. This is a must see for all horror fans, perverts and anyone who is a fan of anything that pushes boundaries and does not conform to the norm. And fan boys, Steven heard your silent prayers he gives you a cameo of Jessica Cameron playing a nurse and Wanda from Todd and the Book of Pure Evil in some seductive outfit as well. This film has cult classic written all over it, and there is so much more I did not talk about like the topless chase scene, and the total brutality of the kills in this film. This film is vile, disgusting, perverted, cruel and full of humorous hate but damn if I was not entertained from start to finish.
Ho Ho Ho a horror romp in Christmas Land (by rontbaker)
Let me start off by saying that I went into this movie with high expectations and I was not disappointed. It had everything I want in a horror movie, brutality and gore and plenty of it.The casting of Jamie King and Malcolm McDowell was a good choice as the leads. Jamie's seriousness and Malcolm's comedic relief play well off of each other. Donal Logue as Santa Jim gives one of the best monologues I have heard in a movie. Curtis Moore as Reverend Madeley gives an unforgettable portrayal as the creepiest man of the cloth I have ever seen in a movie.I will definitely be picking this one <more>
up on Blu-ray when it's released. I want to relive the experience over and over again. I would like to thank the director Steven C. Miller for making a fun and exciting horror movie since its hard to find one in the horror scene these days.
One of the best Slasher Movies that I have seen in a while (by pryan1996)
This movie is a loose remake of the 1984 slasher Silent Night,Deadly Night. The story takes in a small town being preyed on a killer dressed as Santa Claus. In my opinion this one of the best slasher movie that I have seen in a while, it had good character development, great kills and a good twist of who the killer is. For me the best performance in the movie is Jamie King because she goes through a lot of emotions in the movie and she was strong which made me cheer for her in the finale when she kicks some major butt. The directer Steven C. Miller has done a very good job with the dark tone <more>
of the movie which I really enjoyed. For me the original is still the best but this one really does live up to it. Highly recommended for Slasher fans.
"Silent night, deadly night; all has come but somethin' ain't right!" (by StevePulaski)
Now here's a surprising little horror gem; Silent Night remakes the controversial cult classic horror film Silent Night, Deadly Night. The original 1984 film quite possibly faced more controversy and public backlash than any other horror film at the time, with the exception of maybe Cannibal Holocaust. Silent Night cuts down on the depravity and the sickening mean-spirit of the original. It's a rather enjoyably gory romp with a concept that, for me, will never get old.The story is simple; in a sleepy suburban town, a tall man, baring a mask and a Santa suit begins committing several <more>
bloody homicides on Christmas Eve. Dispatched on the case is officer Aubrey Bradimore Jaime King , who is constantly irritated by her needy, petulant, but also hilarious boss played by horror icon Malcolm McDowell. As she attempts to spend the holidays collectively, after losing her husband just a year prior around this same time, she finds it difficult when she is hunting down a crazed, sadistic killer whose footprints seem to be right under her's.I grew up with twisted little genre exercises like this. As a kid, I feasted on films boasting outrageous killers and twisted setups. One of them was Santa's Slay, which, to this day, holds up as a complete film with scares, characters, quirkiness, and delightful black comedy, all while boasting one of the most entertaining horror figures of the 2000's. Going into this expecting a modest crossover between the original film and Santa's Slay, I was alarmed to find out that the film offers little humor, instead amping up the intensity and the bleakness of a horror film, all while maintaining its true nature.One of the most notable sequences involves a nude model escaping a low-rent apartment after both photographers were killed and is left nearly helpless as she wanders throughout the back allies of the area. She runs into a crowded area with an active woodchipper and, while we see where this is going, we anticipate in an unsettling way what will happen and when it comes, we are thrilled and stunned how the film won't cop out and pull punches. It shows us just what we want and doesn't pull the typical "quick cut" move we've become so accustomed to.Silent Night features quite possibly some of the goriest, most entertaining kills of the year, only topping it could be the gruesome lunacy of Marcus Dunstan's The Collection. To see this year's wide-releases such as The Apparition, The Devil Inside, House at the End of the Street, and Paranormal Activity 4 desperately try to to rustle up genre-scares and fail is a pathetic blow to the integrity and the capabilities of the entire horror genre. This is one of the first horror films of the year that I was proud to have sought out. It stays faithful to its genre and its cast and its crew seem to have had a lot of fun keeping it from straying into idiocy.NOTE: Silent Night closes with a terrific revisionist anthem of one of the most iconic Christmas songs. It's fittingly called Silent Night, Deadly Night, and properly closes this quick , spontaneously enjoyable little film.Starring: Jaime King. Malcolm McDowell, Donal Logue, Ellen Wong, and Brendan Fehr. Directed by: Steven C. Miller.
Brings Horror Home For The Holidays (by jimmywood-303-408577)
You better watch out! Santa Claus is coming to town, and he knows who's been bad! One of the tag lines for the new horror/thriller "Silent Night" is a bit foretelling as to the carnage about to be unleashed on the small town of Cryer, WI.Directed by Steven C. Miller The Aggression Scale , 'Silent Night' is a loosely based remake of the cult horror classic 'Silent Night, Deadly Night', a controversial 1984 film that fell victim to mass protests due to the fact that the serial killer dressed up like Santa Claus. In a world where real-life death and destruction is <more>
shown round the clock on every news network, it's almost laughable how a fictional horror film could have caused such a stir.In 'Silent Night' veteran actor Malcolm McDowell Rob Zombie's Halloween and the beautiful Jaime King Mother's Day star as a small-town sheriff and deputy on the hunt for a murderous Santa Claus taking out people who are doing wrong on Christmas Eve. The film also stars Donal Logue Shark Night 3D, Blade , Lisa Marie Sleepy Hollow , Brendan Fehr Final Destination , Ellen Wong Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World and Cortney Palm Sushi Girl .McDowell is somewhat ornery in his role as Sheriff Cooper, but appears to have the town's best intentions at heart. And King, who was amazing in her role of Beth Sohapi in the 'Mother's Day' reboot, is equally as good here as emotionally troubled Officer Aubrey Bradimore.'Silent Night' contains all of the essential ingredients that were paramount in 80′s horror films: Strong characters, a sense of not knowing what's coming next, the gratuitous nudity/sexuality and of course, the recreational drug use. Naughty! Naughty! And whereas the original 'Silent Night / Deadly Night' fell victim to picketing for using a serial killer dressed like the guy in the big red suit, 'Silent Night', does its own little bit of envelope pushing by utilizing something else normally considered taboo in serial killer horror: the death of a child albeit a bratty, potty-mouthed one .Miller though, isn't worried about any backlash that may result from the scene."People may be concerned about it, but it actually sets the tone of the movie", he says. "Once you see it, you realize that at this point all bets are off and anything can happen!" Aside from some really cool weapons, 'Silent Night' breaks no new ground in terms of what's already been done in horror but really, who cares? The movie is a fun ride of terror and carnage with perhaps one of the best kill scenes in recent memory involving a topless woman and a wood chipper. Need I say more? When asked to describe what makes for the perfect horror movie, Miller is quick to respond. "Atmosphere and tone. If you can get the atmosphere right for whatever time and place you're in, the audience is automatically drawn in." It's hard to argue that point because the film looks and feels like it belongs on a big theatrical screen; with a tone and quality that rivals many of the classic 80′s slasher films. The real strength of 'Silent Night' lies in its use of cinematography and credit should be given to both Miller and cinematographer Joseph White for taking a small budget film and making it appear larger than life.The best horror balances the suspense with the scares and mixes in a little bit of humor to release the tension and in both cases, 'Silent Night' succeeds. Horror fans who've been longing for something other than the typical "found-footage" style format of recent films may want to consider asking Santa for 'Silent Night' in their stocking this holiday season. It sure beats a visit from the big guy in person carrying a flame thrower.Or as Miller himself is quick to point out, "We need these kinds of holiday slasher movies. There aren't enough of them."