Silent Night, Deadly Night arrives in time for Christmas

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Last holiday season, Scream Factory gave us a dazzling version of the original Black Christmas. They are turning into a list for Santa tradition with Silent Night, Deadly Night: Collector’s Edition coming out December 5, 2017. When this film came out in November of 1984, there were theater pickets. Critics were outraged that a movie could feature Santa Claus killing people. Both Siskel and Ebert were disgusted. The major studio pulled it from theaters to save face. Naturally the film quickly gained a following from people who wanted an edgy film to not share with the whole family. It packed the seats when it ran a few years back at Cinema Overdrive. Now this marvel of Yuletide slaughter is getting the Scream Factory treatment with tons of bonus features. There’s even a special package that has an action figure. Here’s the press release from Scream Factory:

Los Angeles, CA – Community leaders tried to stop the release. The P.T.A. fought to ban it. Now one of the most controversial slasher films of all time, Silent Night, Deadly Night, is back in a new high-definition release!  On December 5, 2017, Scream Factory™ will celebrate the horror holiday favorite with a 2-disc Collector’s Edition Blu-ray, complete with a transfer restored from the original vaulted film negative and hours of bonus material.
Scream Factory will also offer a limited edition set that includes a poster, slipcover and the exclusive Billy/Killer Santa action figure from NECA, available for pre-order on  This 8-inch clothed Billy Chapman action figure is dressed in a fabric Santa suit with removable sculpted hat and features the authorized likeness of actor Robert Brian Wilson. The figure is fully poseable and comes with an ax accessory in window box packaging.
Silent Night, Deadly Night is the heartwarming story of little Billy Chapman who was traumatized by his parents’ Christmas Eve murder, then brutalized by sadistic orphanage nuns. But when grown-up Billy is to dress as jolly St. Nick, he goes on a yuletide rampage to “punish the naughty!” Santa Claus is coming to town … and this time he’s got an axe! Robert Brian Wilson and Scream Queen Linnea Quigley star in this jaw-dropping horror classic that a nation of angry mothers still cannot stop!
Special features (at press time):
· Original Theatrical and Unrated versions of the film taken from a NEW 4K scan of the original Camera negative.
NEW Slay Bells Ring: The Story of Silent Night, Deadly Night – featuring interviews with writer Michael Hickey, co-executive producers Scott J. Schneid and Dennis Whitehead, editor/second unit director Michael Spence, composer Perry Botkin and actor Robert Brian Wilson
NEW Oh Deer! – an interview with Linnea Quigley
NEW Christmas in July –  Silent Night, Deadly Night Locations – then and now
NEW audio commentary with actor Robert Brian Wilson and co-executive producer Scott J. Schneid
Original Theatrical Trailer
Original TV spots and Radio Spot
Audio Commentary by Michael Hickey, Perry Boykin, Scott J. Schneid and Michael Spence
Audio interview with director Charles E. Sellier, Jr.
Santa’s Stocking of Outrage
Poster and Still Gallery
Fans of the film will want to take note of two exclusive offers on the release—which are only available at while supplies last.
–          Receive the Collector’s Edition Blu-ray with slipcover
–          Receive a limited-edition 18” x 24” rolled poster of the newly-designed art from artist Joel Robinson
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DELUXE OFFER (Limited to 2,000 orders only – pictured below)
–          Receive the Collector’s Edition Blu-ray with slipcover
–          Receive a limited-edition 18” x 24” rolled poster of the newly-designed art from artist Joel Robinson
–          Receive an exclusive, limited edition 8″ tall Billy Chapman figure by NECA
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