TriStar Pictures released Silent Night, Deadly Night to theaters on November 9, 1984. Charles E. Sellier Jr. directed the film starring Lilyan Chauvin, Gilmer McCormick, and Toni Nero.
‘Silent Night, Deadly Night’ Movie Summary
Billy Chapman is five years old in 1971 when his family visits his grandfather in a nursing home. Only little boys bring gramps out of his catatonic state anymore, and when he and Billy are finally alone, we get a rise from gramps. He warns Billy about jolly old men with beards giving presents only to the good kids while punishing any that were naughty.
The family leaves gramps, and as they drive home, a thief dressed as Santa robs a liquor store, and kills its clerk. His car breaks down, and Billy’s unsuspecting dad pulls over to help. Santa then shoots Billy’s dad dead, and slits his mother’s throat while Billy and his brother Ricky watch. Billy manages to run away while Ricky remains behind in the car.
Three years pass, and Billy and Ricky celebrate Christmas at Mother Superior’s “No Fun Zone” orphanage. She finds pleasure in child abuse when they misbehave, and considers their punishment as a good thing.
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