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Silent Night, Bloody Night
Silent Night Bloody Night
Actors: Patrick O'Neal, James Patterson, Mary Woronov, Astrid Heeren, John Carradine
Director: Theodore Gershuny
Genres: Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Mystery & Suspense
R     2004     1hr 21min

Studio: Gotham (dba Alpha) Release Date: 01/27/2004

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Actors: Patrick O'Neal, James Patterson, Mary Woronov, Astrid Heeren, John Carradine
Director: Theodore Gershuny
Creators: Theodore Gershuny, Ami Artzi, Frank Vitale, Jeffrey Konvitz, Lloyd Kaufman, Ira Teller
Genres: Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Mystery & Suspense
Sub-Genres: Horror, Science Fiction, Mystery & Suspense
Studio: Alpha Video
Format: DVD - Black and White,Color
DVD Release Date: 01/27/2004
Release Year: 2004
Run Time: 1hr 21min
Screens: Black and White,Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 1
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)
Languages: English
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Movie Reviews

Very cheerful Christmas movie
R. L Templeton | 08/06/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I saw this back in 82 when WOR out of New York use to have their 'Fright Night' movies on Saturday nights at 12:00 midnight. I've always loved this movie and still think it's scary to this day. The phone calls and sepia toned flasback scene are especially creepy. This will probably sound totally stupid to most people but I like the way this looks on the DVD release. Yes the picture quality is murky and sometimes its hard to see whats going on in a few of the scenes but that's the way these movies looked back when I use to catch them on those late night fright shows and I kinda like remebering them that way."
Mixed feelings
R. L Templeton | 01/04/2001
(3 out of 5 stars)

"On the one hand, Silent Night, Bloody Night is a superb slice (pardon the pun) of seventies' slasher fare. Definitely a cut (there I go punning again) above the rest. While the storyline is hardly original, it unfolds in a very unique manner and the film just oozes creepiness, with several good jolts along the way. On the other hand, this DVD release from Diamond Entertainment has to be one of the ugliest transfers I've ever seen. The film print is riddled with scratches and some scenes are so dark that you can barely see the action. However, if it's any consolation, the old VHS version on the Paragon label wasn't much better and since the film is highly recommended for any slasher fan, you'll just have to be content with this sub-par release until a reputable company such as Anchor Bay or Elite give it the proper remastering treatment it so rightfully deserves. I only gave it 3 stars because of the poor print quality. Otherwise, this baby would easily make the 5-star grade."
Family Issues..
Bindy Sue FrÝnkŁnschtein | under the rubble | 01/13/2004
(3 out of 5 stars)

"SILENT NIGHT BLOODY NIGHT concerns an old house that used to be a mental institution. In 1935 (on christmas eve), the "inmates" were released to murder their tormenting captors. In 1973, someone is killing people again, someone connected to the house and it's evil history. Why are certain victims being selected? What is their connection to that awful day in '35? John Carradine is one of those stalked by the insane killer. A surprising amount of gore will thrill gorehounds. No nudity or profanity. A nice twist near the end. Better than fruitcake for christmas..."
One of the best horror movies you've never heard of
Wyluli | Florida USA | 08/05/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)

"I purchased Silent Night Bloody Night as part of a Horror Classics set at Best Buy, and I've got to admit, I was pleasantly surprised. Not that it was a perfect movie, but one of the better "b" movies that I've seen. Maybe not quite as good as movies like Black Christmas, Terror Train, etc., but not bad.

First, the bad things. The movie honestly is pretty slow moving, mediocre acting (but no worse than most other "b" movies), and lousy picture & sound quality. Also, the ending to the movie wasn't overly dramatic (but it was acceptable), but I won't spoil it for those who haven't seen the movie.

But, despite these few criticisms, the movie was well directed, and the creator of the movie definitely knows what "horror" is. Creepy score, suspenseful in that the killer's identity is hadden until the end of the movie and you don't get to see too much of the killer too soon in the movie, and a couple of graphic scenes in the film that got my attention. Just enough gore to be effective, but not over the top.

If you don't like slow moving, low budget movies, then you probably won't like Silent Night Bloody Night, but for most of you, I think it's definitely worth watching at least once."