Getting the chance to watch a horror classic in a theater is always an opportunity you should take. The movie going experience flourishes when the film being presented is a horror film. Back in October, you may have been lucky enough to catch a screening of John Carpenter’s Halloween, Halloween 4 or 5 (or all three) at a theater in your area. Screenvision, the company that helped bring these films back to the theater, is teaming up with Fangoria to bring another classic home for the holidays.
Charles E Sallier Jr.’s 1984 Christmas classic Silent Night, Deadly Night makes a nationwide return to the big screen beginning on December 4th. This film is amongst not only some of the favorite holiday horror films, but is also up there as one of the better slasher films of the 80s. For those who don’t know the story, “Silent Night, Deadly Night tells the tale of Billy Chapmen, orphaned at five after witnessing the murder of his parents at the hands of a Santa suit-clad madman on Christmas Eve. Now eighteen and out of the brutal grip of orphanage nuns, Billy is forced to confront his greatest fear, sending him on a rampage, leaving a crimson trail in the snow behind him.”
A brand new HD-transfer of the film will be presented, and a list of dates and locations can be found at www.fangoriaonscreen.com. More and more theaters are being added, so keep an eye out for a location near you. I certainly hope you don’t need more convincing. But if you do, here is the trailer put together for the upcoming re-release.