Silent Night, Deadly Night 5 (1991) Review

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Silent Night, Deadly Night 5 (1991) Review

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

Silent Night, Deadly Night 5 was directed by Martin Kitrosser and stars Jane Higginson (from Slaughterhouse), Neith Hunter (from Silent Night, Deadly Night 4) and Mickey Rooney (from The Intruder). It's about rogue killer toys.

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Silent Night, Deadly Night 5 Review

Silent Night Deadly Night 5 is the last in a 5 part B-horror franchise that kicked off with one of the most memorable and controversial Christmas horror movies to ever be released. Part 5 does not live up to what the original started. Part 5, called The Toy Maker, is basically a kids movie. If it weren't for a few splashes of blood in the middle it could easily be rated PG. It's a lot like an old episode of Goosebumps.

This movie is also very sci-fi. Without giving anything away, if any of you actually go out of your way to find and watch this, the concept would be similar to a B-movie version of The Terminator with a hint of Tourist Trap thrown in near the end.

The Silent Night Deadly Night series abandoned the psycho Santa thing after part 3, creating standalone movies for the last two in the franchise. Part 4 was great, this one not so much. The plot twist was pretty clear about 30 mins in, the special effects were weak and the pacing was way too slow. Much of the runtime was watching this kid run around while listing to whimsical music. Not really what you expect from a Christmas horror movie.

Both Mickey Rooney and Clint Howard are in this one. Clint Howard being most known for his lead roll in Ice Cream Man and who also played a supporting roll in the previous Silent Night Deadly Night 4 . Both charismatic actors did their best to carry the film, but at the end of the day it was a flop.


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