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Silent Night, Deadly Night

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Creative but cack-handed Santa slasher

Witnessing his parents’ murder by a psycho in a St Nick suit, young Billy grows up to be a mad Santa himself.

American parents protested when this seasonal slasher hit the fleapits. Today, it looks as camp as Christmas.

Night is too cheap to be nasty, too cack-handed to be Halloween with bells on – although some of the kills reap goodwill: death by fairy lights, death by moose antlers, hillside slay ride…

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