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Nick Schwab's rating of the film Silent Night, Deadly Night

The 1st half builds up the killer's psychosis and is quite strong, creating a depth to the character as well as a sense of impending tragic doom. One even feels sympathetic for him. While the violent scenes are inevitable in the 2nd half, they don't deviate from the contrived nature of body count slasher films. The most inspired horror scene is surely the grandpa opening, with the actual kills being very predictable.