Tuesday, 25 December 2012

Silent Night (2012)

1984’s Silent Night, Deadly Night is one of my biggest slasher guilty pleasures that I make sure I watch every festive season. I wrote in my conclusion to my write-up of the film - “Formulaic but it is what is. It is an enjoyable slasher with boobs and splatter galore. There are many highly memorable moments in this mean spirited festive carve up. The murder set-pieces while lacking a suspenseful build up in their set-up are executed with merciless callousness putting down bloody presents under the Christmas tree for any gorehounds. There are some surprisingly nice camera shots thrown in also. Even a snowman is decapitated. If the filmmakers set out to entertain a demographic of bloodthirsty slasherholics then they achieved in what they set out to do. However, if it is solid writing, direction and acting with the exception of Chauvin then avoid at all costs. It is the impossible to ignore charm of its cheesiness and an interesting emotional narrative of its protagonist/antagonist of Billy, which aids Silent Night, Deadly Night along with its stand out kills in being a cherished slasher in my collection.