Christmas is a time…for family. A time for giving and a chance to reflect on the year and be thankful for the important people in your life.
The one part of Christmas that I have always taken issue with is Santa Claus. He’s creepy and just a tad sinister, so it’s no surprise that jolly old St. Nick makes for such an effective horror bad-guy.
Charles E. Sellier, Jr.’s 1984 slasher, Silent Night, Deadly Night, gained notoriety due to its depiction of a serial killer dressed as a department store Santa. It provoked outrage and the film was protested by parents, angered at the perceived sullying of the seasonal hero.
I love Silent Night, Deadly Night. It’s a trashy, fun little slasher flick…and now there’s a remake on the way.
Variety are reporting that Steven C. Miller (The Aggression Scale, Scream Of The Banshee) has been approached to direct the remake and that Malcolm McDowell (Rob Zombie’s Halloween, A Clockwork Orange) has been enlisted to star as Sheriff Cooper, a small-town cop tasked with stopping the Santa-nic killer.
US Distribution has already been snapped up by Anchor Bay. It is hoped that the film will be completed by Christmas.
More as it comes…
SOURCE – Variety