Horror 101 Podcast – Episode 16: Silent Night, Deadly Night

Episode XVI – Silent Night, Deadly Night….The Night Santa went BAD! December 17th, 2012

Get ready for another dark Christmas show from your hosts at Horror 101. With the remake of Silent Night, Deadly Night fresh off the Blu-Ray press we decided to give credence to an 80s slasher film that created great controversy when it was first released. Parent groups picketed theatres demanding the movie be withdrawn back in 1984 and after two weeks of playing, it was yanked. But for what reason? Was the fact that a killer dressed as Santa was too heavy? Was it a moral sin to sully the sanctity of the holidays? We feel that the movie was more than just exploitation. There is a story here along with some fine gore. Join us as we explore the sensation that is Silent Night, Deadly Night and we’ll also view the remake starring Malcolm McDowell and compare the two. Its another twisted show with a lot of laughs and some of the spookiest Christmas music you’ve ever heard. Click on us and let Horror 101 make your holidays a little bit darker this year.


01:00: Welcome to a DARK Christmas tale!
02:22: Plugging Black Christmas (1974)
05:30: Introducing Silent Night, Deadly Night and it’s controversy
08:25: Christmas is depressing for some people?
14:00: March of the Bleeding Hearts!! (with audio from ‘Going To Pieces’)
17:40: Initial Thoughts After Watching the Movie (Something’s Not Right with Grandpa!)
19:55: The GORE!
23:52: The toys!….MY GOD, LOOK AT THE TOYS!!
27:50: Why we’re all going to hell!
30:50: GARBAGE DAY!!
32:25: Myself, World Famous Brian Stewart and Blake ‘The Voice’ Hellheart score the film (big love for Linnea Quigley)
34:45: Cult Sensation’s cell phone review (from the top of a ladder…it ends badly)
36:00: Comparing the remake to the original (Malcolm McDowell hilarity)
42:17: Conclusion!! Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

Silent Night, Deadly Night (1984)

Directed by: Charles E. Sellier Jr.
Written by: Paul Caimi and Michael Hickey


Lilyan Chauvin as Mother Superior
Gilmer McCormick as Sister Margaret
Toni Nero as Pamela
Robert Brian Wilson as Billy
Danny Wagner as Billy [age 8]
Britt Leach as Mr. Sims
Nancy Borgenicht as Mrs. Randall
Linnea Quigley as Denise
Will Hare as Grandpa
Charles Dierkop as Killer Santa

All Silent Night, Deadly Night (1984) and Silent Night (2012) visuals and sound copyright © 1982 by TriStar Pictures and Slayride and © 2012 by The Genre Co., Buffalo Gal Pictures, Ember Productions in association with Empire Film & Entertainment Group and Media House Capital All media used for educational and review purposes. No reproductions please.

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