First Stills From ‘Homecoming,’ UK ‘Silent Night, Bloody Night’ Remake

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Gearing up for Cannes sales, we’ve landed the first images from Silent Night, Bloody Night: Homecoming, a UK-based remake (not to be confused with Anchor Bay’s Silent Night) penned and directed by James Plumb from a screenplay he co-wrote with producer Andrew Jones. The film is being shot on location in Bridgend and Swansea, South Wales.

The abandoned home of Wilfred Butler, a wealthy but troubled man who committed suicide in 1982, has been willed to his grandson, Jeffrey. The house has sat in disarray since Wilfred’s death, standing in the way of developers who want to turn the property into residential homes. Just before Christmas 2012, some thirty years after Wilfred’s death, Jeffrey and his lawyer appear in town to negotiate the sale of the property. But an Axe wielding maniac has set up residence in the house, and he doesn’t take kindly to strangers.

The cast includes a special appearance by the star of the original Friday the 13th, Adrienne King. Richard Goss, Sabrina Dickens, Sule Rimi, Rorie Stockton, Philip Harvey, Victor Ptak, Rosemary Smith and Matthew Batte also star.

Principal photography wraps on May 11th.

  • EvilHead1981

    The killer looks kinda cool. I could never have too much Christmas-oriented horror flicks. As others have said, there’s something cool about the winter atmosphere. Snowstorms, the wind howling, cold as hell. Not only that, the cold winter acts as a means of limitations to the characters. They can’t just go outside and run around unless they want to freeze to death. It adds to the tension. There was one Chrstimas horror flick I watched that, I think, was horrible. No snow or any sort of cold feel. I think they set it in Los Angeles, which still didn’t feel right, because in LA, we might not get snow, but it rains like hell, and believe it or not, people still dress up in their winter wear during winter. It’s kinda like when you get out-of-towners vacationing in LA during winter, leaving behind the absolute frigid Chicago and New York City, only to find a dreary rain soaked Los Angeles, and the beaches closed due to stormdrain runoff. Like I said, we might not get as cold as other parts of the country, but it’s funny how everybody believes California(particularly southern California) is sunny paradise. ONLY during some of the Spring(though, right now, I kid you not, we’ve been in constant pattern between sunshine and heavy rain) summer(not counting June, where we get our share of June Gloom). I said too much though, nice to see Adrienne King on this project!

  • djblack1313

    EvilHead1981, i agree word for word! lol. winter settings (if well done…like COLD PREY, etc) are some of my faves! it adds tremendous atmosphere. and i lived in Los Angeles for about 8 years (back in the 90′s) and you’re %100 correct. people always think it’s always sunny and like the movies/shows but it rained so much (at least back when i lived there) and was overcast much of the time. then add the smog…. LOL. but HELL YES(!!) about Adienne King being in this! i adore her. the killer in this DOES look very creepy (sorta reminds me of THE TOOLBOX MURDERS killer.