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Anti-Christmas Movies - Initiation: Silent Night, Deadly Night 4 (1990)

Sick of Christmas cheer? Then how about some Christmas Fear! Luke Owen's look back at the killer Santa franchise continues with a review of Initiation: Silent Night, Deadly Night 4...

In a similar vein to Halloween III: The Season of the Witch, Initiation: Silent Night, Deadly Night 4 (or Bugs as it's also known) is a departure from the previous three movies (as is the follow-up) while still retaining the franchise name and the Christmas setting. But, ignoring the fact it bears no resemblance to the previous killer Santa movies, there is something quite brilliant about Initiation: Silent Night, Deadly Night 4.

The movie follows Kim, a news reporter kept down by her male contemporaries, who goes on her own to investigate the death of a woman who jumped off a roof while on fire. During her investigation she discovers a cult of women who pray to the Egyptian god Isis and

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