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Silent Night, Deadly Night 3: Better Watch Out!
It is difficult to believe that this wretched sequel was Monte Hellman's first American film since Cockfighter (1974), and even more difficult to believe that it is the work of the man behind cult classics like Two-Lane Blacktop, The Shooting, and Back Door to Hell. The grown-up Ricky (Bill Moseley from The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2) comes out of the coma in which he ended the last film and goes on another murderous Christmas Eve rampage despite the fact that his brain is exposed under a glass dome after reconstructive surgery. There's a confused subplot about a doctor (Richard Beymer from Twin Peaks) investigating the dreams of a blind psychic girl (Samantha Scully), whose visions have something to do with Ricky's past. The glass-plated killer shows up at the girl's house, pursued by the doctor and a grumpy policeman played by Robert Culp, for the final standoff. The cast includes Eric Da Re, Elizabeth Hoffman, and Leonard Mann, there are flashbacks to part two (which consisted mostly of flashbacks to begin with), and obligatory in-jokes like several scenes from 1963's The Terror (which Hellman co-directed), and an homage to the original Carnival of Souls. There are some interesting camera angles, and one envisions Hellman thinking he was doing something different with the series, but the script and acting are terrible and Ricky's story had pretty much run its course anyway. The next sequel was a completely unrelated gorefest from Brian Yuzna (Society), whose unique vision -- if roundly rejected by series fans -- was at least a change of pace. ~ Robert Firsching, Rovi

Silent Night, Deadly Night 4: Initiation
When a long-running horror series brings in cult director Brian Yuzna (Society, The Dentist), the resulting film is generally a huge change of pace. Sometimes, as in the marvelous Return of the Living Dead III, that is a good thing. In this case, the result is a big, confused mess. Maud Adams stars as Fima, a witch who owns a Los Angeles bookstore. She befriends a newspaper reporter named Kira (Neith Hunter), whom Fima has chosen to initiate into the coven by having her give birth to a monster. Clint Howard appears as her slave, Ricky, but doesn't seem to be related to the killer-Santa Ricky from parts two and three, although he does manage to garrote someone with a string of Christmas lights and reappears in part five. None of it makes much sense, but there are lots of big maggots and roaches (created by makeup expert Screaming Mad George) and an interesting cult-bait cast including Reggie Bannister (Phantasm), Jeanne Bates (Mom), Allyce Beasley, and Marjean Holden (who seems to be in every major horror or science fiction movie of the period without ever having much to do). The next installment starred Mickey Rooney, although by that point not many viewers cared. ~ Robert Firsching, Rovi

Silent Night, Deadly Night 5: The Toymaker
In this horror film, malicious toymaker Joe Petto (Mickey Rooney) and his creepy son, Pino (Brian Bremer), terrorize the residents of a small town with the deadly toys they create. After her husband is killed by one of Petto's toys, Sarah (Jane Higginson) and her troubled son Derek (William Thorne) set out to stop the evil toymaker. ~ Iotis Erlewine, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Richard Beymer
    Richard Beymer - Dr. Newbury
  • Bill Moseley
    Bill Moseley - Ricky
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    Samantha Scully - Laura
  • Eric Da Re
    Eric Da Re - Chris
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    Elizabeth Hoffman - Granny

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