In 1984, Silent Night, Deadly Night hacked its way into cinemas. The festive horror film, about a young man who goes on a murder spree… while dressed as Santa Claus, kick-started a series of movies.

But how many Silent Night movies are there?

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The Silent Night films in order

To date, there are six Silent Night movies. The Silent Night movies – which were produced between 1984 and 2012 – include:

  • Silent Night, Deadly Night (1984)
  • Silent Night, Deadly Night 2 (1987)
  • Silent Night, Deadly Night 3: Better Watch Out! (1989)
  • Silent Night, Deadly Night 4: Initiation (1990)
  • Silent Night, Deadly Night 5: The Toy Maker (1991)
  • Silent Night (2012)

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Are all of the Silent Night movies part of the same series?

Silent Night, Deadly Night 1-3 are part of an ongoing storyline, while Silent Night, Deadly Night 4 & 5 are part of the same series, but tell standalone tales.

Silent Night ’12 is a remake of the original Silent Night, Deadly Night.

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Who are the cast of the Silent Night films?

The cast of the Silent Night films varies throughout the series. Notable actors in the Silent Night series include Robert Brian Wilson, Lilyan Chauvin, Charles Dierkop, Eric Freeman, Bill Moseley, Richard Beymer, Robert Culp, Clint Howard, Reggie Bannister, Maud Adams, Mickey Rooney, Malcolm McDowell, Jamie King, Donal Logue, and Brendan Fehr.

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Is the Silent Night series the work of the same director?

The Silent Night films are the work of multiple directors. Charles Sellier Jr. directed Silent Night, Deadly Night, Lee Harry directed Silent Night, Deadly Night 2, Monte Hellman directed Silent Night, Deadly Night 3, Brian Yuzna directed Silent Night, Deadly Night 4, Martin Kitrosser directed Silent Night, Deadly Night 5, and Steven C. Miller directed Silent Night.

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What is the best Silent Night film?

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Silent Night, Deadly Night is generally considered to be the strongest film in the collection, while Silent Night, Deadly Night 3: Better Watch Out! is regarded as the weakest entry. According to IMDb the Silent Night films are ranked as follows:

  • Silent Night, Deadly Night (1984) – 5.9/10
  • Silent Night (2012) – 5.2/10
  • Silent Night, Deadly Night 5: The Toy Maker (1991) – 4.3/10
  • Silent Night, Deadly Night 4: Initiation (1990) – 3.9/10
  • Silent Night, Deadly Night 2 (1987) – 3.7/10
  • Silent Night, Deadly Night 3: Better Watch Out! (1989) – 3.5/10

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