On Friday, Anchor Bay Films released Silent Night on screens in ten major U.S. metropolitan areas and on Tuesday, December 4th, the Blu-ray/DVD combo and DVD will be available to unwrap nationwide. 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).
Lonnie Nadler (aka Lonmonster) was on-hand to check it out and writes in with his review. “Silent Night undertakes the same comically bleak tone of the original, while managing to be cleverly self-reflexive. Steven C. Miller has an obvious affection for 80s horror, but understands modern audiences demand moments of cheeky humor and awe-inducing gore. The dialogue is often ridiculous, hitting the comedic mark it shoots for. Malcolm Mcdowell is especially good as the dimwitted and pompous sheriff, ensuring that even the most serious of viewers will let out a chuckle.”