There are some cinematic memories that warm our hearts
every Christmas, bringing cheer with each viewing. Little Virginia
finding out that indeed, there is a Santa Claus. George Bailey realizing
how truly wonderful life can be. A deranged, sexually repressed
psychopath in a Santa suit making kebabs out of gratuitously naked
ladies. Silent Night, Deadly Night is by no means a good movie, which should be evident by the fact that it’s a slasher flick made in 1984, a time when the Friday the 13th
ripoffs piled up quicker than dead sorority girls. Still, there’s a
great deal of guilty pleasure to be had watching a Santa-clad mental
case, with a vested childhood fear of Papa Noel, hack his way through a
horde of naughty and naked holiday cheesecakes for 80 gruesome minutes.
Showing at: Hollywood Theatre, 7:30 pm Tuesday, Dec. 20.
- Best paired with: New Belgium Sunshine Wheat.
- Also showing: Take Shelter (Laurelhurst).