Best Silent Night, Deadly Night Film?

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Best Silent Night, Deadly Film?

  1. Silent Night, Deadly Night (1984)

    34 vote(s)
    72.3%
  2. Silent Night, Deadly Night Part 2 (1987)

    5 vote(s)
    10.6%
  3. Silent Night, Deadly Night III: Better Watch Out! (1989)

    3 vote(s)
    6.4%
  4. Silent Night, Deadly Night 4: Initiation (1990)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  5. Silent Night, Deadly Night 5: The Toy Maker (1991)

    2 vote(s)
    4.3%
  6. Silent Night (2012)

    2 vote(s)
    4.3%
  7. None

    1 vote(s)
    2.1%
  1. fattyjoe37

    fattyjoe37 Well-Known Member

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    We have a closed poll about which is the worst Silent Night, Deadly Night film, but none on which one people enjoy the most and none since the remake came out last year. So which one do you think is the best?

    This could also be a spot where members rank the series from best to worst. For me, my rank would read:

    1. Silent Night, Deadly Night
    2. Silent Night, Deadly Night 4: Initiation
    3. Silent Night, Deadly Night 5: The Toy Maker
    4. Silent Night
    5. Silent Night, Deadly Night 3: Better Watch Out!
    6. Silent Night, Deadly Night Part 2
     
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  2. Mutilated Prey

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  3. CPT HOOK

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    The Toy Maker by far.

    Initiation is also fun to watch, mainly because it's just so bizarre.

    The rest are all inconsistent and mediocre, but the first three do have their moments. The worst would easily be the Silent Night remake. All around terrible film with no redeeming qualities whatsoever.
     
  4. dave13

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    I like the first one quite a bit. the second one kind of defies criticism. and I thought the remake was reasonably enjoyable, but to tell the truth, I'd completely forgotten about its existence until this poll.

    I feel like I should see the last 3 sequels.
     
  5. MisterTwister

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    The original.

    But I also love/like 2,5 and the remake (no redeeming qualities my ass!)

    3 is incredibly dull and 4 is ok.
     
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    The original is the best, by far. After that I'd go with 4, then Silent Night. III bores me to tears even with all the Twin Peaks alumni and 5 just had no redeeming qualities, IMO. II defies criticism, as dave said, and I still love it.
     
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    Part III. Never been a big fan of the first one, a lesser slasher I'd say.
     
  8. fceurich39

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    the 1st film by far
     
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    Definitely the original. That didn't even take any deliberation to choose.
     
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    My preference:

    1. Silent Night, Deadly Night (1984)
    2. Silent Night, Deadly Night 5: The Toy Maker (1991)
    ...
    3. Silent Night (2012)
    4. Silent Night, Deadly Night Part 2 (1987)
    5. Silent Night, Deadly Night III: Better Watch Out! (1989)

    ...Not the best series out there, is it? I actually couldn't decide whether Part 2 or 3 was worse. 3 is more boring but 2 is just a disgraceful (in tone) follow-up. And Silent Night starts out well before really missing the mark. The problem with films made by people with their hearts in the right place is that much of the time they're not very good at making an artistically pleasing or framed picture. But for a while, I was impressed. It's a one time watcher though.

    Haven't seen:
    IV: Initiation (1990)

    I should probably put that on my to-watch list. Finish the series.
     
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    I haven't voted yet as I still need to watch 3&4. I did get around to watching 5: The Toy Maker and thought it was hilarious rubbish. The trailer made it look pretty neat but the film is just terrible. There's odd, unrealistic reactions to things that happen, terribly written dialogue and much more nonsense.
    Hopefully SNDN 4 is better as I've been interested in watching that one for a while.
     
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    Part 5 is invaluable proof of Mickey Rooney's hypocrisy. But the original is by far the most enjoyable for me. It really is the perfect Christmas anti-programming. Everyone eventually taps out on all the syrupy stuff that comes with the season. SNDN is the perfect antidote.

    If all of part 2 lived up to the garbage day sequence it'd be strong competition. That's right up there with Death Wish 3 for entertainment value.
     
  14. vampyr789

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    easily the first one, though the second is hilarious
     
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    Not necessarily. Maybe he just has good taste regarding the Silent Night Deadly Night movies? ;)
     
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    Ha. Yes. He was just waiting for the series to peak!
     
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    Silent Night, Deadly Night
     
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    Got around to watching part 4, The Initiation and in terms of a Silent Night film it's the worst seeing as there's only one scene in the film that has anything to do with Christmas. The movie itself is interesting and I thought it was decent. It seems pretty obvious that this one was never meant to be part of the franchise and they just slapped SNDN4 on it later on.

    Just got part 3 to watch now.
     
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    The original script for 4 had Ricky in it but Brian Yuzna had no interest in the "killer santa" thing and rewrote the script to exclude elements that connected it to the first three films. He wanted to do something more ambitious and bizarre and now regrets disconnecting it from the "killer santa" storyline.

    When it came to the fifth film (which he only produced) he decided to embrace the holiday.

    I don't mind 4. It's really bizarre but oddly entertaining for me. The problem is it doesn't feel "Christmas-y"
     
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    Well there you go, that actually does surprise me. That's like re-writing A Nightmare on Elm Street sequel with no Freddy. Though in this case it'd be fine to have no Ricky but you have to keep the Christmas theme!
     

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