Horror Show: Silent Night, Deadly Night (35mm)

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Presented in 35mm from the AGFA archive!

Children think of Santa Claus as a jolly, kindhearted purveyor of toys and dreams. But as we mature, the truth is inevitably revealed -- Santa is a coldblooded butcher of men. Quite likely the most prevalent entry in the surprisingly rich genre of Santa slashers, SILENT NIGHT, DEADLY NIGHT spawned four sequels, several imitators and -- get ready to boo -- a remake. Boooooo!! But the original feature still stands alone as a monolith of anti-Christmas celebration, in which a haywire Claus-damaged nut dons the ol' red-and-white and goes on a killing spree that leaves more than his cheeks rosy red. See our hero deliver death to both the naughty and the nice! See a nubile teenage girl impaled on moose antlers! See police fire white-hot bullets at the most beloved figure in the entire world! I mean, we're talking about people getting killed by a guy in a Santa suit here! That's what entertainment is! (Zack Carlson)

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