Festive horrors are a particular favourite of mine, whether it be the sublime (Black Christmas – the original of course), or the ridiculous (Silent Night, Deadly Night).

In fact, I’m probably doing Silent Night, Deadly Night a disservice there as the original is quite a neat movie (and a lot of fun), only for a glut of sequels to tarnish that memory.

And any film which gets outraged parents picketing outside cinemas (as SNDN did back in 1984) has to be a good thing, right?

Well, the good news is we have more Santa mayhem on the way this year thanks to Steven Miller’s Silent Night.

Miller, whose flick Under The Bed played at this year’s Frightfest (to little fanfare it has to be said) has put together an interesting cast for this one, including Jaime King, Malcolm McDowell and Donal Logue.

The trailer is the usual fun-packed offering (old Santa packs a flamethrower in this one!), so let’s hope it delivers us horror fans an early present when it hits cinemas at the end of November.


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Simon is a journalism tutor in London, who also just happens to be a movie fanatic, with a craving for the darker side of cinema. He has written three books - on the horror films of director Bob Clark (2014), the history of the character Norman Bates (2015) and the work of British exploitation director Pete Walker (2017). He is currently working with director Richard Loncraine to explore all avenues in a bid to orchestrate the re-release of 1978 Mia Farrow chiller Full Circle