SILENT NIGHT, DEADLY NIGHT PARTS 1, 3, 5: AN ODD CHRISTMASyear-round
December 8, 2017 | 5:30PM | Egyptian Theatre
Co-presented by Cinematic Void, Beyond Fest and Friday Night Frights Discussion following SILENT NIGHT, DEADLY NIGHT with star Robert Brian Wilson, co-executive producers Dennis Whitehead and Scott Schneid, screenwriter Michael Hickey and composer Perry Botkin. Introduction to SILENT NIGHT, DEADLY NIGHT 5 by writer Brian Yuzna. Plus giveaways courtesy of Shout Factory!
SILENT NIGHT, DEADLY NIGHT (35mm)
1984, 85 min, USA, Dir: Charles E. Sellier, Jr.
Virtually every moral taboo is shattered in this highly controversial Christmas slasher shocker, which drew the outrage of parents, critics and its distributor upon release. As a boy, Billy witnessed his parents’ murder at the hands of a man dressed as St. Nick; forced to don a Santa suit for his job at a toy store years later, he goes on a psychotic rampage. You don’t want to be on this Santa’s “naughty” list!
SILENT NIGHT, DEADLY NIGHT 3: BETTER WATCH OUT! (35mm)
1989, Lionsgate, 90 min, USA, Dir: Monte Hellman
Cult director Monte Hellman (TWO-LANE BLACKTOP, COCKFIGHTER) tackles horror, franchise filmmaking and holiday movies in the third installment of the SILENT NIGHT series. Killer Santa Ricky, this time played by horror icon Bill Mosley (TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE 2, THE DEVIL’S REJECTS), is awakened from a six-year coma by a doctor’s ESP experiments. Feeling the Christmas spirit and psychically connected to a clairvoyant blind woman named Laura, Ricky has some gory gifts to deliver to her and her family for the holidays.
SILENT NIGHT, DEADLY NIGHT 5: THE TOY MAKER (35mm)
1991, Lionsgate, 90 min, USA, Dir: Martin Kitrosser
An elderly toy maker, surreally played by Mickey Rooney, is creating Christmas presents with sinister surprises. Completely breaking away from the storylines of the previous installments, THE TOYMAKER takes the HALLOWEEN III approach to the franchise, offering something truly dark, subversive and unique.
Special Ticket Prices: $15 General, $13 Cinematheque Members. No vouchers.