Oh, man...who didn't love the insanity of SILENT NIGHT DEADLY NIGHT 2? It remains one of my favorite 'bad movies' and has spawned quite the cult following, thanks in no small part to the performance of one Mr. Eric Freeman who played killer Santa Ricky Caldwell in the 1987 sequel. His quote "Garbage Day!" has become an internet meme and the film itself has become a holiday staple of horror fans, but Freeman himself had seemingly disappeared shortly after a few small roles in the late 80's and early 1990's. He was even the focus of one of our "Where in the Horror Are They Now?" columns last December. Fans have been clamoring to know what happened to our favorite Ricky Caldwell for years...and now we have the answer.
This past weekend the New Beverly Theater in Los Angeles played host to a screening of SILENT NIGHT DEADLY NIGHT 2 with director Lee Harry presenting alongside Eric Freeman, who took the time to answer some audience questions. It's pretty cool to see Mr. Freeman once again, sharing some stories of the making of the film. Check out the nearly 19-minute video filled with funny anecdotes and insight into his take on Ricky Caldwell below!