[BD Review] Lonnie Unwraps The New ‘Silent Night’, Likes What He Sees


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.

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  • djblack1313

    i gave it a 2 out of 5 stars. it’s just kindasorta ok. Jaime King & Donal Logue were the best things in the movie. Jaime most definitely deserves better than this IMO. Malcolm McDowell is so F’ing cringe-inducing in this!!! it’s amazing how he can be spot on perfect in certain types of roles and then be so f^ucking bad that he makes porn actors look like Oscar caliber. he was just as bad in HALLOWEEN II.

    it’s very low budget (which is fine) and the overuse of CGI gore/blood is annoying but THE SCRIPT (if i can even call it a script) is embarrassingly bad. nearly all the kills have CGI blood/gore. there is a head axing that is VERY cool though.

    one example (of many many many) of the horrible writing were the “villains” (naughty people who become victims). we have the UBER-bratty 14 year old girl (who deliberately knocks heart meds out of her mom’s hands just so she can go the mall), the pervert priest (who hits on every girl he can as well as stealing money from the collections at the church), the 3 sleazy soft core porn makers, etc etc. so heavy handed and ridiculous.

    but i still thought it was somewhat (if only barely) watchable.