With Halloween behind us, horror fans are always looking for the next good scare. Could SILENT NIGHT be it? Directed by Steven C. Miller (the director of AUTOMATON TRANSFUSION), written by Jayson Rothwell, and starring Jaime King, Malcolm McDowell, and Ellen Wong, SILENT NIGHT is a remake of the 1984 holiday horror classic film, SILENT NIGHT, DEADLY NIGHT (my review). Check out the very brief plot crunch:
The police force of a remote Midwestern town search for a killer Santa Claus who is picking off citizens on Christmas Eve.
I said it was very brief!! Well back in early 2012 when this was first announced, director Miller said that this remake was gonna be dark (see my article). I took this with a grain of salt at the time, but now that the trailer has been released it looks as though Miller was being honest. From the trailer, SILENT NIGHT definitely has a darker, more serious tone and feel to it that the original. Check out the trailer:
What do you think? Looks like it might be a winner. Good, solid “Holiday Horror” films are few and far between (see all the Holiday Horrors I’ve reviewed so far). I’m looking forward to SILENT NIGHT and I’m hoping this one brings a little gore to the jolliest season of the year!!