Silent Night is a new horror film scheduled to premiere in cinemas this November 30th 2012. Silent Night stars Jaime King, Malcolm McDowell and Brendan Fehr. This new film is a loose remake of the 1984 film entitled Silent Night, Deadly Night by Charles E. Sellier. In Silent Night, Sheriff Cooper (Malcolm McDowell) and Aubrey Bradimore (Jaime King) are a small town’s sheriff and deputy who are in search of a murderous Santa Claus that is causing terror in their community on the eve of Christmas. The only problem in this search is that the streets are full of people dressed as Santa for the annual Christmas parade. It is the perfect scenario for this killer and his victims have no clue. Check out the interview with Steven C. Miller director of this new horror movie: Silent Night
“Silent Night: Bringing The Terror Just Before Christmas
Steven C. Miller: I got the script, so it came to me when they wanted to remake it, so I didn’t have much say in how loose it was – it was already pretty loose. Really, what I did was come in and try to give it as many homages to the original as I possibly could. When I got the script, it wasn’t really a remake, it was its own thing. I kept telling them that there really wasn’t anything from the original in the movie, so they did give me the freedom to go in and find the spots that made the most sense to go back to the original. Other than being a killer Santa Claus on Christmas movie, I wanted to get in there and try to figure out what scenes are similar to the original story.
Shock: Beyond that core concept – killer Santa – is this a pure ’80s slasher throwback?
Miller: Yeah, it is. Definitely. I think people who know me by now know that I’m a lover of ’80s cinema and for this movie, especially a slasher film, it’s a killer Santa, I wanted to have a lot of fun with it. Throw it back to the ’80s and have a blast. It’s brutal and fun and there’s also a dark humor going on. I didn’t want it to be laughably funny, but there is a dark comedic streak running through it that I wanted to come out.
Shock: Talk a bit about this cast you have…
Miller: They came on because I came into this saying I wanted to have fun with it and they really responded to it. We only had 17 days to make the movie and I needed a cast that understood the script, understand the tone and could move. We just banged it out. The energy of the cast really translates and makes the film.
Shock: Who is the lead? Is it Malcolm McDowell or is it Jaime King?
Miller: It’s a split between Malcolm and Jaime. We’re really through the eyes of Jaime but Malcolm sort of comes in and takes over a bit.”
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Silent Night stars Jaime King, Malcolm McDowell and Brendan Fehr. Don’t miss this film on November 30th 2012 in theatres near you.
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