R | | Horror, Thriller
Little Billy witness his parents getting killed by Santa after being warned by his senile grandpa that Santa punishes those who are naughty. Now Billy is 18, and out of the orphanage, and he has just become Santa, himself.
This film was known as "Slayride" throughout its production. Tri-Star decided to change the title to "Silent Night, Deadly Night" at the last minute.
Cindy if, uh, you don't go back to bed... Santa won't come.
Tommy: He's not the only one.
While Billy and family are traveling in the opening scenes of the film, the radio reports the weather twice as being in the low 20s. Despite this very cold weather, no one in the family is wearing winter coats or gear.
A later version released on video contains an extra 3 minutes featuring more gore than the theatrical version.
$1,432,800 11 November 1984
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