Every week, we spotlight a kill that we just can’t get enough of. This is Kill of the Week.
If there’s any Christmas horror film that can be considered the most underrated of the bunch, it’d simply have to be Silent Night, Deadly Night 5: The Toy Maker.
The Silent Night, Deadly Night franchise is easily the most bizarre of all the horror franchises, ditching the core storyline entirely for its final two installments – Silent Night, Deadly Night 4: The Initiation isn’t even necessarily a Christmas horror movie, oddly enough, while The Toy Maker again presents its own standalone story.
Mickey Rooney, who had famously lashed out against the original Silent Night, Deadly Night for its depiction of a killer Santa Claus, plays Joe Petto in The Toy Maker, a twisted toymaker with an evil plan: not unlike Conal Cochran in Halloween 3: Season of the Witch, Petto builds deadly toys that he hopes will kill all the children on Christmas.
So it’s basically Halloween 3: The Christmas Version, and it’s kinda awesome.
One of those killer toys is Larry the Larvae, which is gifted to an unlucky landlord. As he’s driving home at night, Larry comes to life, jumping down the man’s throat and eventually emerging out of his eye socket. For good measure, the car plummets off a cliff.
Seek this one out. Trust me.