lunes, 26 de diciembre de 2011

Silent Night Deadly Night (1984)

Best not find yourself “naughty” in the eyes of Billy because you may not like the end result. Aside from a personal favorite of mine Black Christmas, Silent Night Deadly Night is one of my other top five Christmas horror movies. It is well scripted, well acted, and full of gore. The USA Video big box of this movie is rare and sought after in the collectors market. When this movie was released in theaters in November of 1984, it caused a huge uproar due to the nature of the film. Critics blasted its content as amoral and it was yanked from theaters after a very short time on the big screen. Parents picketed the theaters for this film especially after seeing theatrical trailers of Santa carrying an ax. Oddly enough, this movie out grossed Nightmare on Elm Street in its opening weekend before plunging in the second week before leaving theaters. The film has a cult following and rightfully so.