Ironically, the success of Silent Night, Deadly Night was largely thanks to the very parents who aimed to banish it from existence. The film was picketed by angry parents when it was released in November ’84 – the same day as A Nightmare on Elm Street – subsequently pulled from theaters and turned into a must-watch horror movie.
After all, what’s more appealing than a horror movie parents are pissed about?!
The cast and crew of Silent Night, Deadly Night, including star Robert Bryan Wilson, reflect on the controversy in this clip from Scream Factory‘s Blu-ray, releasing tomorrow.
Thanks to Daily Grindhouse for debuting this one.