Watch Silent Night
- 1 hr 34 min
In the small town of Cryer, Wisconsin, a little girl named Lily is excitedly preparing for Christmas. As Lily's mother Aubrey (Jaime King) works at a gas station, her father John (Neal McDonough) does his best to provide for the family as a sheriff's deputy. Meanwhile, an elderly man (Malcolm McDowell) dressed as Santa Claus roams around town, but he is not your typical friendly neighborhood Santa.
Unbeknownst to the townsfolk, the Santa Claus impersonator has a sinister plan; he is on a killing spree to punish those who he deems to be naughty. As the bloodbath begins, John and his partner Sheriff Cooper (Donal Logue) race to stop the killer before he can continue his murderous rampage.
The movie follows a number of different characters as they experience the mayhem caused by the killer Santa Claus. There is an estranged couple, a store clerk and her boyfriend, and a group of partying teenagers, all of whom are just trying to survive while the Santa Claus killer is on the loose.
Throughout the film, we see glimpses into the killer's backstory and what motivates him to punish those he believes are guilty. His twisted mentality is revealed as he slaughters anyone who he believes is deserving of punishment, including those who have caused the most minor of offenses.
As the night wears on, the town is plunged into darkness and chaos, with the killer Santa Claus seemingly unstoppable. John and Cooper race against the clock to catch the killer before he can reach Lily, and the epic finale is nothing short of suspenseful and heart-stopping.
Silent Night is a dark, unsettling movie, perfect for those who enjoy horror with a holiday twist. The movie is tense and atmospheric, with a chilling soundtrack and excellent performances from its cast. The sense of dread and unease is present throughout, keeping viewers on the edge of their seats until the very end.
While the movie certainly has its share of jump scares and gore, it's not cheap thrills that make Silent Night a worthwhile watch. The film's exploration of the killer's psyche adds a deeper layer to the horror, and raises questions about what drives a person to commit such heinous acts.
Overall, Silent Night is a well-made, terrifying movie that will leave viewers shaken long after the credits roll. If you're a fan of horror, or just looking for something to add to your holiday movie marathon that's a little darker than your average Christmas fare, this movie is definitely worth checking out.
Silent Night is a 2013 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 34 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.2 and a MetaScore of 53.