Silent Night, Deadly Night

Overview

Offended parents and others protested this slasher film when it was released in 1984 because it portrays Billy (Robert Brian Wilson) as a toy-store Santa Claus who goes on a rampage and axes people to death while still in his Santa garb. Four sequels prove the adage that there is no such thing as bad publicity. When Billy was just a boy he saw someone dressed as Santa murder his parents at Christmastime. Billy's stint in an orphanage did nothing to unwarp his mind (he is tied to his bed for "misbehavior"), and ...
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Overview

Offended parents and others protested this slasher film when it was released in 1984 because it portrays Billy (Robert Brian Wilson) as a toy-store Santa Claus who goes on a rampage and axes people to death while still in his Santa garb. Four sequels prove the adage that there is no such thing as bad publicity. When Billy was just a boy he saw someone dressed as Santa murder his parents at Christmastime. Billy's stint in an orphanage did nothing to unwarp his mind (he is tied to his bed for "misbehavior"), and when he starts playing Santa in the store -- much against his wishes since he is deathly afraid of both Christmas and Santa Claus, he first only frightens the children who come to see him. Then his mind snaps, and he repeats the scene he saw as a child, on one person after another, in full gory color.
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Special Features

Audio interview with director Charles E. Sellier, Jr.; Theatrical trailer; Poster and still gallery; Santa's Stocking of Outrage
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 12/11/2007
  • UPC: 013131525892
  • Original Release: 1984
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  • Source: Starz / Anchor Bay
  • Region Code: 1
  • Aspect Ratio: Theatre Wide-Screen (1.85.1)
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Sound: Dolby Digital Mono
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:25:00
  • Format: DVD

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Gilmer McCormick Sister Margaret
Toni Nero Pamela
Robert Brian Wilson Billy at 18
Britt Leach Mr. Sims
Nancy Borgenicht Mrs. Randall
H.E.D. Redford Capt. Richards
Danny Wagner Billy at 8
Lilyan Chauvin Mother Superior
Leo Geter Tommy
Will Hare Grandpa
Eric Hart Levitt
Max Robinson Barnes
Oscar Rowland Dr. Conway
Jonathan Best Billy at 5
Tara Buckman Mother/Ellie
Charles Dierkop Killer Santa
Linnea Quigley Demine
Technical Credits
Charles E. Sellier Jr. Director
Ira R. Barmak Producer
Perry Botkin Jr. Score Composer
Paul Caimi Original Story
Verkina Flower Costumes/Costume Designer
Michael Hickey Screenwriter
Linda Kiffe Set Decoration/Design
Diane Perryman Production Designer
Henning Schellerup Cinematographer
Scott Schneid Executive Producer, Producer
Michael Spence Editor
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Silent Night, Deadly Night
1. Main Titles [1:52]
2. The Night Before Christmas [1:52]
3. Grandpa's Christmas Cheer [5:02]
4. Not a Creature Left Stirring [4:32]
5. Billy's Favorite Time of Year [2:58]
6. "Punishment Is Good" [5:08]
7. Saint Mary's Nightshift [4:08]
8. Life at the Toy Store [3:18]
9. Bloody Santa Memory Lane [3:21]
10. Billy in a Blood Red Suit [3:31]
11. "Time to Get Shitfaced!" [6:27]
12. Death at the Toy Store [9:42]
13. Look What the Cat Dragged In [9:25]
14. Goodbye Chimney, Hello Window [1:43]
15. Sledding in Red Snow [4:01]
16. Cop-Nun Crime Strikeforce [3:01]
17. Blood-Spattered Playground [2:08]
18. Hide-and-Go-Santa [7:01]
19. A New Santa Will Rise [3:15]
20. End Credits [2:15]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Silent Night, Deadly Night
   Chapter Selections
   Extras
      Audio Interview With Director Charles E. Sellier, Jr.
      Poster & Still Gallery
      Santa's Stocking of Outrage
   Play
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