To All A Goodnight First Killer Santa Movie Any Good?

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  1. wago70

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    I can't imagine. I'll check some back issues of Variety and see...:rolleyes:
     
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    Interesting. I had wondered which film did the Crazy Ralph thing first, this or Friday The 13th.
     
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    I guess that puts To All A Goodnight pretty much last. I actually like Christmas Evil. John Waters' favorite Christmas movie!
     
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    Finally received my copy yesterday after my pre-order took longer than it should have to ship. It's nice to finally have a quality release of this one. Easily my favorite of the Santa slashers.
     
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    Let's not forget Rare Exports and Don't Open Until Christmas. I'm sure there's a few other newer pieces of crap too.
     
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    Santa's Slay? And the TFTC adaptations.

    Christmas Evil gets my vote, but I'd put this way above SNDN.
     
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    The Final Terror one of the worst? Say it ain't so Sam!

    Is it though? SNDN was pretty fine with its childhood and religious background, and Christmas Evil is a powerful film when you're not hoping for it to be a typical Santa slasher.
     
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    John Russo's Santa Claws was beyond horrible, if I remember correctly. I haven't seen it since the late 90's, but that would probably get my vote for worst Christmas horror.
     
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    If this is true and it was released in jan of 80, then it was shot sometime in 1979, Friday the 13th as we all well know was shot between September-November of 79..
     
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    The only production grumblings in Variety about "To All..." starts around late 1983 with an official review on 10/30/84. This was done via search online at Variety.
    I was just curious because I seriously doubt the film was made any earlier than '83.
     
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    Jennifer Runyon has said in various interviews (including the one on the new release) that this was her acting debut. Given she went on have a role in Another World in 1981 and 1982, that puts the film prior to 1983.
     
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    Runyon has mentioned that this was shot in 1979.
     
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    I'm shocked.
     
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    yeah, that's where iam putting it at too, 79 sounds more likely..
     
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    Back cover of the blu-ray shows a 1980 copyright. Why was it so hard to believe that it was made before '83?
     
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    Jennifer Runyon looked considerably younger than when she appeared on Charles In Charge beginning around '84. The film does feel like it was made around '83, though. It's weird.
     
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    Actually, take a look at the haircuts/fashion etc.
    By 83-84 that late 70:s/early 80:s look was long gone.

    Plus, really hard to miss, when the title of the movie shows up on screen, it has an 1980 copyright underneath ;)
     
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    Compare her in To All A Goodnight to Up The Creek (1984). She definitely looks like she matured a little between the two (although that could just be the characters she's playing).
     
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    US Copyright is for 1/30/80.
     
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    Watched the blu-ray last night. Was more than happy with the new transfer, as different as night and day from the (once valued) vhs I've watched for years.
    Don't ask me why...but I just finally realized the guitar song by the fireplace is David Hess' own penned tune "Vagabond". Maybe it's because the blu-ray sounds better? But it was immedietly obvious to me last night. And had no idea the song even existed in 1979. Oh and Harry Reems, I also never knew he was in the murky airplane scenes before. How did I miss all this stuff? Wicked cool release!
     
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