Film Chest have announced that they will release the ’70s horror classic Silent Night Bloody Night on DVD on December 10.
In the movie, a man inherits a mansion that was once used as an insane asylum. But when he tries to sell it, someone who was squatting in the house politely tries to convince him not to. Y’know, if being polite means using an axe.
Directed by Theodore Gershuny, who did the TV show Tales From the Darkside, the Silent Night Bloody Night featured John Carradine (The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance), Patrick O’Neal (Under Siege, The Way We Were), and Walter Abel (Island in the Sky, Mr. Skeffington), and was co-produced by future Troma mastermind Lloyd Kaufman.
The movie is notorious in horror circles because it mostly played in drive-ins when it first came out, but took on cult status after it was shown in the ’80s on Elvira’s Movie Macabre.
And wouldn’t you know it, but the original trailer is on Youtube.
While this collection doesn’t include the above trailer, or any other any extras, the movie has been given an HD restoration from the 35mm film. Which doesn’t explain why it’s coming out on DVD as opposed to an HD format like Blu-ray, but there you go.
The disc is currently available for pre-ordering from Amazon for $11.98.
There’s also a remake in the works, called Silent Night, Bloody Night: The Homecoming. According to the IMDB, it will be released in the U.S. on February 14.
And wouldn’t you know it, the trailer for that version is on Youtube as well.