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Colorful First Clip From Santa Slasher ‘Silent Night’

On November 30th, Anchor Bay Films presents Silent Night on screens in ten major U.S. metropolitan areas. That following tuesday, December 4th, the Blu-ray/DVD combo and DVD will be available to unwrap nationwide.

The first clip has been released that heads into a basement where ol’ Santa has tied up a victim with some holiday lights.

The film, directed by Steven C. Miller (Automaton Transfusion, Under the Bed, The Aggression Scale), is a loose remake of the horror classic Silent Night, Deadly Night. The cast includes Malcolm McDowell (Rob Zombie’s Halloween, Easy A), Jaime King (Sin City, My Bloody Valentine 3D), Donal Logue (Shark Night 3D, Blade), Lisa Marie (Sleepy Hollow), Brendan Fehr (Final Destination, X-Men First Class), and Ellen Wong (Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World).

McDowell and King star as a small-town sheriff and deputy on the hunt for a murderous Santa Claus terrorizing their community on Christmas Eve. But with the streets full of Santas for the annual Christmas parade, the killer is hiding in plain sight. He’s made his list, checked it twice, and the naughty are going to pay with their lives.

Bonus features on home video include “Silent Night: Behind The Scenes” featurette and Deleted Scenes.



  • djblack1313

    looks pretty cool! i DO love the coloring/lights in this clip. i know i’m in the minority here but i loved the BLACK CHRISTMAS remake in part because of the beautiful cinematography and colorful/playful lights/lighting. i also have a feeling that Donal Logue is the killer Santa (and i base this off nothing, really) because i don’t see them wasting a good actor like him on a nothing role. but we’ll see!

    • Nightflyre9

      DJBlack, I agree with you. This looks like a fun little movie that, judging by the clip, isn’t taking itself too seriously. I’m getting an 80’s vibe, which is a definitely a good thing. And I’m a sucker for Christmas-themed horror, anyway. I also agree 100% about Black Christmas. I love everything about it . . . especially the lighting, and the actresses all trying to out-bitch each other. Lol. It’s NOTHING like the original BC (one of my all-time faves), which allows me to enjoy it on a different level, as the guilty pleasure it is.

      • djblack1313

        Nightflyre9 YES!!! i love both the original BLACK CHRISTMAS & the remake!! 🙂

        i love how over the top the gore is (in the remake) and i adore just about all the actresses in it as well! 🙂

  • Marty McFly

    Haven’t seen the original but that looks promising, I’ll have to see the original….

  • EvilHead1981

    I love the colors too. Like I tend to say, colors are best suited for HD, and it seems like now, the movie industry is barely figuring that out.

    I do think the guy’s dialog is a bit iffy. When you are in a situation like that, you don’t want to say anything that gets you killed. It’s one of those “choose your words wisely” type situations, which most people always tend to write horribly for. Mostly all scenes like that have the victim/hostage freaking out and loose control of their mouths. I mean, maybe it’s just logic, but if you are at the mercy of a killer, you’re not going to want to say something that sets him off. You’re going to try to make yourself sound as sympathetic as possible with hopes that you get spared. Even though we know this douche is going to get creamed, these types of depictions are a dime a dozen. Little nitpick, but still valid nonetheless. I know someone could say, “Well, in a situation like this, I’d freak out too!”, but it does show what kind of person you are and whether or not you can handle grace under pressure or are fit to survive. You are going to go screaming and blubbering, you’re going to draw negative attention.

    Really, that cautious state of mind is pretty natural. Not everybody gets panic attacks. Believe it or not, the body actually WANTS you to survive/live. When adrenaline gets pumping, you DO become more focused. Given various accounts seen on television and the news, a lot of people, when the shit hits the fan, do find that grace under pressure that allows them to survive whatever horrific event they witness/experience. A gunman walks in on you, and you go “Oh fuck no! Why the fuck did this have to happen?! This is fucking bullshit! Bull fuckin SHIT!!”, do your choice of words make you sympathetic? Of course, you can always try to justify “That’s just how I talk!”, but do you think a bullet cares about that?

  • Joe-Banger

    Your not in the minority djblack, if anything you are our leader! I was automatcally thinking of B C (remake/update) when I saw this article. I still havent been able to see the original B C yet. This film looks like it will be one bad ass ride! Oh and another winter horror film that needs mentioing is “Cutains”. Im dying to see that uncut based on the old trailers.

    • djblack1313

      Joe, LOL. you are TOO kind! 🙂

      i love CURTAINS too! i wonder why it hasn’t been remade yet. that hag mask the killer wears if F’ing scary!!

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