SILENT NIGHT, DEADLY NIGHT REVIEWED
“Silent Night, Deadly Night” is the Christmas film that made OG SJW film critic Roger Ebert bemoan what was happening to Santa Claus on film. If they only knew the quality of the upcoming sequels, they’d give this one a pass. Having seen all of these movies, I have to side with the first being the best. After all, what’s more pure than a terrorized orphan brutally murdering the naughty? Nothing! Nothing at all!
This film has had a storied history of home video releases. What I love is finally having both cuts in HD in one set. I can still remember the days when some companies would say they had the unrated cut, but it was incomplete. Now, Shout/Scream/Select/Mini-Waffles has released the definitive release for Killer Santa Billy. Share it this Christmas season with a young horror fan that hasn’t deep-dived into the 1980s horror scene.
If that’s not enough, have them watch the one with Mickey Rooney. That will make them appreciate the original rather fast.
- Two cuts of the movie
- Audio Interview
- Poster and Still Gallery
- 1.85:1 1080p transfer
- DTS-HD MONO
RELEASE DATE: 12/5/17
- Video - 93%93%
- Audio - 94%94%
- Supplemental Material - 97%97%
- Film Score - 91%91%
The Plot Thus Far
After his parents are murdered, a 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.