Silent Night, Deadly Night

Saturday, December 12
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1hr 19mins // directed by:Charles E. Sellier Jr. // featuring:Robert Brian Wilson, Linnea Quigley, Gilmer McCormick, Toni Nero // 35mm

After his parents are murdered, a young tormented teenager goes on a murderous rampage dressed as Santa, due to his stay at an orphanage where he was abused by the Mother Superior.

Offended parents and others protested this slasher film when it was released in 1984 because it portrays Billy (Robert Brian Wilson) as a toy-store Santa Claus who goes on a rampage and axes people to death while still in his Santa garb. Four sequels prove the adage that there is no such thing as bad publicity.