Snapshot: "Silent Night" (2012)

In what is being described as a loose remake of the 1984 horror classic "Silent Night, Deadly Night", director Steven C. Miller brings us "Silent Night", starring Malcolm McDowell, Jaime King, Donal Logue, and Jamie Kennedy. If you're unfamiliar with the storyline, the film takes place around a small towns annual Santa Parade, which has brought record numbers of the jolly fat man to town. The town's Deputy Sheriff, Aubrey Bradimore (King), is stuck working the night shift, dealing with all of the drunken Santas, road closures, and stressed out locals — but soon learns that a vicious serial killer, dressed as Santa Claus, has made his own “naughty list” and anyone on it is in big trouble.

This one’s going to be dark. I love the original movie, and I love the mean spirit of it. I felt like it took itself pretty seriously, and while there's some dark humor in this one, we are handling it ‘straight’ and it’s definitely a horror film and it’s definitely a ‘Santa with an Axe’ film. It’s going to be really crazy, and really gory, and at the same time have some really great characters at its heart. -Steven C. Miller, director

Anchor Bay has recently picked up distribution rights to "Silent Night" and we should see a theatrical release this holiday season. Merry Christmas, indeed!

Carly

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