With the trailer for SILENT NIGHT tapped to premiere online later today, director Stephen C. Miller has dished out some new details about the upcoming remake, including the possibility of a sequel.
In the interview, Miller made it clear the film would be downplaying the unintentional camp of previous SILENT NIGHT DEADLY NIGHT iterations:"I want to give audiences a visceral experience when they see the movie. I mean, the movie does have its own darkly comedic undertones, but I would say that most of my movies have that to them- that's just my style of storytelling."
Miller also discussed the merits of the original film's iconic poster when compared to SILENT NIGHT'S take: "Oh man, that poster; everyone knows that poster. It's so great and I think it's so recognizable because it just sticks with you. That's the key to a great poster, and I love when artwork like that can stick with you for decades and decades. And yeah, I love our poster; that was all Anchor Bay, and I can't imagine anything better, really."
Finally, the director skirted around the idea of tackling a SILENT NIGHT, but didn't dismiss it outright: "In terms of a Silent Night sequel, I think it's too early to say since the movie doesn’t come out until November 30th, but of course, I'd be up for another killer Santa movie... I mean, who wouldn't want to see Santa go crazy and kill people? I think fans are going to have a lot of fun with it."
SILENT NIGHT stars Malcolm McDowell, Jaimie King (pictured below), Donal Logue and Ellen Wong. It plays in select cities November 30th, while the Blu-ray/DVD streets December 4th. Watch for the trailer to hit later today and while you wait, check out the synopsis and Blu-ray artwork below.
McDowell and King star as a small-town sheriff and deputy on the hunt for a murderous Santa Claus terrorizing their community on Christmas Eve. But with the streets full of Santas for the annual Christmas parade, the killer is hiding in plain sight. He’s made his list, checked it twice, and the naughty are going to pay with their lives.