Skip to content

Silent Night, Deadly Night

Midnite weekend screenings happen on Friday & Saturday nights (meaning arrive on Friday and/or Saturday night by 11:45pm for seating, the movie starts after midnite)!

Director: Charles E. Sellier Jr Run Time: 79 min. Format: DCP Rating: R Release Year: 1984

Starring: Lilyan Chauvin, Gilmer McCormick, Toni Nero

What could possibly be more frightening than having the ultimate child-friendly figure, Santa Claus, turn out to be a maniacal killer? Tales from the Crypt did it back in the early 1970s and the vivid image of a deranged Saint Nic has never left our collective conscience. Silent Night, Deadly Night brings Christmas horror home and down the chimney when an adult-age Billy puts on a Santa costume at his new job and starts hacking people to bits. He’s unable to escape his performing his cruel actions but, then again, witnessing your parents’ murder and then suffering abuse at the hands of a frustrated nun doesn’t bode well for normal adult behavior. Silent Night, Deadly Night is a certain kind of holiday classic – it slays.

Trailer

UPCOMING SPECIAL SCREENINGS

SEE ALL
Poster for Nitehawk Shorts Festival 2023: OPENING NITE
Mar 1

Nitehawk Shorts Festival 2023: OPENING NITE

The first program of our festival includes themes of complex family relationships and intense grappling with bodily urges

details
Poster for Nitehawk Shorts Festival 2023: MATINEE TWO
Mar 4

Nitehawk Shorts Festival 2023: MATINEE TWO

Filmmakers in this program will challenge the way you might think of subject matter and genres in film

details
Poster for Nitehawk Shorts Festival 2023: NOBUDGE
Mar 5

Nitehawk Shorts Festival 2023: NOBUDGE

An inventive mix of narrative and experimental filmmaking

details
Poster for Nitehawk Shorts Festival 2023: CLOSING NITE
Mar 5

Nitehawk Shorts Festival 2023: CLOSING NITE

Actors putting on shows in unexpected ways, lonely folks seeking connection and approaches to intimacy in a variety of forms

details