Silent Night, Deadly Night 3 (1989) Review

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Silent Night, Deadly Night 3 (1989) Review

Horrorific content by Yo Adrian on January 14th, 2020 | Movie Review | Christmas, Holiday, Christmas - Slasher, Silent Night Deadly Night Series

It's about a guy who wakes up from a coma and goes on a killing spree on Christmas Eve.

Silent Night, Deadly Night 3 was directed by Monte Hellman (who also directed Trapped Ashes and Beast from Haunted Cave and stars Bill Moseley (from Cripetus, 3 From Hell), Richard Beymer (from The Presence, Cross Country) and Robert Culp (from Santa 's Slay, Spectre).

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Silent Night, Deadly Night 3 Review

In Silent Night Deadly Night 2, Ricky gets shot by police while trying to kill mother superior, the abusive nun from his childhood orphanage (ditto for his brother Billy in the original Silent Night, Deadly Night). At the start of Silent Night Deadly Night 3 we see Ricky (played by a different actor who looks nothing like before) hospitalized in a coma, with a weird sci-fi glass helmet showing his exposed brain sloshing around in fluid. Immediately this makes no sense since he suffered no head injuries in part 2. He got shot in the shoulder and stabbed in the stomach.

But whatever, it's a sequel to an epically bad B-movie so I'll save myself the frustration of trying to make sense of it.

So there's this random woman, Laura, he has a psychic connection to, presumably because her parents were also killed. Laura has vivid dreams of what Ricky's brother Billy experienced, rather than what Ricky himself experienced, which wakes Ricky from his coma, and sends him on a killing spree?

So many questions. But I'm not going to try to make sense of it.

TLDR; Silent Night Deadly Night 3 is easily one of the worst movies I've ever seen. Everything about it is the worst. Plot? The worst. Acting? The worst. Pacing? Maybe not the worst, but up there. The ending? So bad. I know they were going for funny, but it felt like I was just being kicked while down.

Worth Watching?

Not unless you want to see a sci-fi reject lumbering around slower than Michael Myers mindlessly terrorizing a woman who makes Heather Langenkamp look like a good actress.

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