Silent Night, Deadly Night (1984) Revisited – Horror Movie Review

We’ve done some re-branding on our JoBlo Horror Originals YouTube channel, with many of our separate video series now falling under the “Revisited” banner – so while the video embedded above is titled Silent Night, Deadly Night (1984) Revisited, at its core it’s actually a new episode of our Real Slashers series. And yes, since we’re knee-deep in the holiday season, we’ve gone with the perfect ’80s slasher to cover with the December episode: Silent Night, Deadly Night (watch it HERE)!

Directed by Charles E. Sellier Jr. from a screenplay by Michael Hickey (with Paul Caimi receiving story credit), Silent Night, Deadly Night has the following synopsis:

Bearing the emotional scars of a young boy who has seen his mother and father brutally murdered by a savage killer in a Santa Claus costume, 18-year-old Billy explodes into a lethal frenzy – he’s asked to put on a Santa Claus suit himself to entertain the customers of the department store where he works. Reminded of the tragic events that have marked his life, Billy embarks on a killing rampage that is as ghastly – and controversial – as anything ever seen on film.

Robert Brian Wilson, Lilyan Chauvin, Gilmer McCormick, Toni Nero, Britt Leach, Nancy Borgenicht, Linnea Quigley, and Leo Geter star.

Here’s what Real Slashers is all about:

Ahhh the 80’s. A simpler time where the blood ran red, the boobies swung freely, and the weed was copiously smoked. A time where rampant killers were simply excuses for excessive sex and over the top murder. Yes, we’re looking at an era where the slasher movie ran wild over cinemas everywhere. Today, we’re looking at “Real Slashers.”

The show is Written, Narrated, and Edited by Tyler Nichols, Produced by John Fallon, and Executive Produced by Berge Garabedian.

A few sample episodes of Real Slashers can be seen below. To see more, check out the JoBlo Horror Originals channel – and subscribe while you’re at it!

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About the Author

Cody is a news editor and film critic, focused on the horror arm of, and writes scripts for videos that are released through the JoBlo Originals and JoBlo Horror Originals YouTube channels. In his spare time, he's a globe-trotting digital nomad, runs a personal blog called Life Between Frames, and writes novels and screenplays.