Silent Night, Deadly Night

Friday, December 15 - Saturday, December 23, 2023

Santa Claus is coming to town . . . and this time he’s got an axe! Community leaders tried to stop it. The P.T.A. fought to ban it. Now, one of the most controversial slasher films of all time is back in a new restoration from the original camera negative. SILENT NIGHT, DEADLY NIGHT is the demented story of little Billy Chapman, traumatized by his parents’ Christmas Eve murder and then brutalized by sadistic nuns in an orphanage. When Billy grows up and dresses as Santa, he goes on a yuletide rampage to punish the naughty with extreme prejudice. Robert Brian Wilson and Linnea Quigley (NIGHT OF THE DEMONS) star in this harrowing horror classic that continues to ruffle the feathers of angry parents and stuffy critics over thirty years later.

Screening as part of our ongoing midnights series Late Night Favorites Fall 2023 – Winter 2023.

  • Country USA
  • Year 1984
  • Running Time 82 minutes
  • Format DCP
  • Distributor AGFA
  • Director Charles E. Seiler, Jr.
  • Cast Robert Brian Wilson, Lilyan Chauvin, Gilmer McCormick
  • Accessibility Assistive Listening, T-Coil

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