Silent Night 2012 R CC

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A small-town sheriff (Malcolm McDowell) and his deputy (Jaime King) search for a killer Santa on Christmas Eve. A loose remake of the controversial cult-classic, SILENT NIGHT, DEADLY NIGHT.

Starring:
Jaime King, Malcolm McDowell
Runtime:
1 hour 34 minutes

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Silent Night

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Product Details

Genres Thriller, Mystery, Horror
Director Steven C. Miller
Starring Jaime King, Malcolm McDowell
Supporting actors Donal Logue, Rick Skene, Ellen Wong, Andrew Cecon, Courtney-Jane White, Erik J. Berg, Tom Anniko, Mike O'Brien, Curtis Moore, Adriana O'Neil, John B. Lowe, Ali Tataryn, Brendan Fehr, Cruise Brown, Clayton T. Stewart, Aaron Hughes, Kelly Wolfman, Cortney Palm
Studio Anchor Bay
MPAA rating R (Restricted)
Captions and subtitles English Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

Customer Reviews

It's not a great slasher, but it's a damn good slasher.
Charlie
I really do not mind bad acting if it does not take away from the film and most of the time for a movie like this it can actually add some entertainment value.
M. Bryan
The few characters and loose plot points that do exist are entirely inconsequential to the film, and serve only as filler between the bloodshed.
Carl Manes

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23 of 29 people found the following review helpful By James DePaolo on December 2, 2012
Format: Blu-ray
I remember when I was a teenager and I heard they were doing a slasher film with a killer Santa Claus. 20/20 and everyone was up in arms about this concept and Silent Night, Deadly Night's hype was born. And to any horror fan or movie nut in general, when people complain and try to ban a film, those are the ones you have to go see first. The sad news is most of us did get to see this film when it hit home video a year later we did not think it was warranted of what the uproar was about. Now that being said, if Silent Night which is directed by Steven C. Miller would have been the film coming out at that time, I would have seen what the uproar was about. While this is a very loose remake of Silent Night, Deadly Night make no mistake about it, this film is a million times better than any other Christmas slasher film I have seen so far. In a small quiet town in Wisconsin, Santa Claus seems to be coming to town a day early and seems to know who has been naughty and nice. This film has some of the weirdest yet amusing one liners I ever heard, like one I felt could describe this film to a tee. "Once you see it, you can't unsee it". This film is a gore hound's wetdream, and there is no lack of killing, death scenes and fun ways to kill someone. I mean, the film starts off with an electric chair made out of Christmas lights.

Malcolm McDowell plays the town sheriff and you talk about someone who is having a ball in his role, Malcolm uses so many dopey and silly one liners that you will find yourself just waiting for what gem he will say next. When he keeps on describing a situation as putting toppings on a hamburger, you just sit there and think this is dark comedy fun.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Rigo on December 24, 2012
Format: DVD
I was totally shocked to see this film so well & done they don't make slasher films to well anymore but this one is neat and well done. No cheesy parts on this movie That i recall I gave this movie 5 stars and I do really recommended it to everyone that likes slasher films only. If u are offended it by the gore and blood don't watch it is not for you ...got to have big cojones to watch this one great Christmas slasher to own for the collection. Also check this other great horror slasher films: silent night. , deadly night, Christmas evil, don't open till Christmas, to all goodnight , P2 , Jack Frost 1 & 2 , black christmas , Santa slay , Saint Nick etc....
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Mark Turner on November 30, 2012
Format: DVD
There seem to be three roads to take when making a horror film these days. The first and least used path is to make something original. Unfortunately few in charge these days are willing to risk anything to make an original film. The second is to make a sequel. The sad part here is that when an original film is made that succeeds it tends to go this route to far lesser productions. The last road is that of the remake. The bad news is that some people feel they need to improve what can be considered a classic and update it for the times, more often than not by adding a few more scenes of titillation or more gore. Most of these fail. But once in a while...

SILENT NIGHT is not actually a remake of the classic bad movie SILENT NIGHT DEADLY NIGHT, the film that caused such an outrage when it was released years ago. Yes, a few of the memorable items from that film are here including a killer dressed in a Santa costume and the antler scene. But this film feels more like a tribute to all of those low budget slasher flicks from the 80s instead of a remake.

Its Christmas time and in a small Midwestern town everyone is gearing up for the annual Christmas parade as well as the Santa costume contest. Aubrey Bradimore is a new deputy for the Sheriff's department. Still dealing with the recent loss of her husband, Aubrey is called in to work the night shift when another officer fails to show for work. Bad goes to worse when Aubrey is sent out to find him only to discover his body strapped to a chair and electrocuted in a basement as well as the dismembered body of a woman upstairs. For those of us watching we know full well who the killer was. Well sort of. It was a man dressed in a Santa outfit with a mask on to keep everyone from knowing up front who the killer is.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By The Movie Guy on December 15, 2012
Format: DVD
There is nothing like a holiday slasher film to put one in the proper mood for Christmas-ween. The film opens with a double homicide without showing us Santa's face. It then builds the character of Deputy Aubrey Bradimore (Jaime King) who works for Sheriff Cooper (Malcolm McDowell) who doesn't want outside help with his homicide problem. While building Aubrey's character we are introduced to suspects such as the creepy priest, the bad Santa, and the talking catatonic Gramps.

The defining feature of a "Silent Night" film is the antler scene. I liked the original one far better. Likewise, the story was better developed in the original. In this remake, the characters are better developed, but lack good dialouge. It is certainly a viewable film and good addition to the collection. Ellen Wong plays a receptionist at the police department. She was Knives Chau, Scott Pilgrim's girlfriend.

Parental Guide: F-bomb, sex, nudity (Cortney Palm)
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