When I first heard that the director of “Automaton Transfusion” was embarking on a “loose” remake of Charles E. Sellier Jr.’s 1984 classic “Silent Night, Deadly Night”, I wasn’t too thrilled. However, two things have since changed my mind. First, “The Aggression Scale”, Miller’s intense revenge-oriented endeavor, is seriously badass. Second, a recent viewing of the original “Silent Night” made me realize that this story might be ripe for a re-telling. Don’t get me wrong — the original is still a blast, but I don’t think a remake is going to hurt anything.
If you’re unfamiliar with the storyline, read this synopsis:
The slashing begins on a snowy Christmas Eve in Cryer, WI. The normally quiet town is bustling with activity as the the residents are getting ready for the big day. The events take place around the towns annual Santa Parade, which has brought a record number of Santas to town. Deputy Sheriff Aubrey Bradimore is stuck reluctantly working the night shift, dealing with all of the drunken Santas, road closures, and stressed out locals — but things are about to take a deadly turn. A vicious serial killer, dressed as Santa Claus, has made his own “naughty list” and anyone on it is in big trouble. As the body count rises, Aubrey races to discover the killer’s true identity – but in a town full of Santas, shady characters and dark secrets, finding the real murderer will take more then a Christmas miracle.
Jaime King, Malcolm McDowell, Donal Logue, Jamie Kennedy, Lisa Marie, Ellen Wong(!!), Brendan Fehr, and Cortney Palm lend their considerable talents to Miller’s “Silent Night”, which is currently in post-production. Look for the film to scare up some holiday business later this year, courtesy of the folks at Anchor Bay. You’ll find the first of the new images up top, while the other two are hanging out down below.
Via : Bloody Disgusting