Silent Night, Deadly Night Part 2 (1987) [REVIEW]

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Even though I only just saw Silent Night, Deadly Night a few weeks ago, I was pretty excited to see that Silent Night, Deadly Night Part 2 had a theatrical screening in Chicago. I had read a few people online saying that this movie was better than the original, and I also knew there was some sort of scene in this movie involving garbage day and one character informing other characters that it was garbage day by saying something along the lines of, “It’s garbage day.” Other than that, there was really nothing that  I knew about this movie, but I still made sure to try to push it on people that they go see it. Why am I telling you this? I HAVE NO FUCKING CLUE. I actually had to ask my supervisors if I could get out of work early so I could make it in time to watch this movie, and when I got into the theater, there were 11 of us. THAT SUCKS MAN!

 

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Ricky acts like a real HEADcase in this movie! Hahahahaha! It’s funny, because he ends up chopping this lady’s head off.

 

Rather than recount the events of the first movie, you can just read the review here. Also, if you want to know what happens in the first movie, you can just watch THIS movie, because the first 45 fucking minutes are just flashback sequences of what happened in the first one. Seriously! The original killer’s younger brother is telling a psychiatrist about his childhood or whatever, and this movie just uses the footage from the original movie to touch upon all the major points. Once they retell everything from the first movie, we learn that the little brother Ricky (Eric Freeman) seems to be following in his brother’s footsteps. Shortly after the events of the first movie, Ricky got adopted, but still had psychological trauma similar to his older brother. Instead of specifically Santa Claus or Christmas, it was just stuff that was red. Cars, shirts, ribbons in a little girl’s hair, all of it made him go crazy. Things really get out of hand when Ricky’s girlfriend is confronted by her ex-boyfriend (who has a red car) and Ricky attaches jumper cables to his head. Ricky goes on a rampage through the neighborhood and kills people, including the infamous shooting of a guy taking out the garbage and Ricky saying, “It’s garbage day!” I think this rampage continues until Ricky puts on a Santa suit and sets out to find the nun whom he blames for everything that happened to his older brother Billy. Despite finding (and killing) the nun, Ricky gets gunned down in the process. Luckily, his eyes open at the last minute to let us know that he has survived! I wonder if there will be three more sequels?!

 

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“IT’S CRIBBAGE DAY!” Hahahahahaha, guys, I’m killing it right now.

Did you know that this movie only took 10 days to film? Pretty incredible to think that an entire movie could be put together in 10 days! It’s a whole 88 minutes, so these people must have been incredibly dedicated to be able to churn out a movie that long in just 10 days! Well, remember how I said almost the entire first half of the movie was flashbacks? That’s one way that they were able to shoot this movie so quickly, because they only really had to shoot half of the movie. Another reason is that, even though the running time is 88 minutes, a pretty big chunk of that includes the SLOWEST credit roll in the world. In fact, there was SO much footage used from the original movie, the filmmakers decided to include ALL of the credits from the first movie in this movie too, to make sure those credits stretched for as long as fucking possible. I don’t like to do this, but this movie gets two ratings. If you’ve never seen the original movie before, or if it’s been a long time since you’ve seen it, then this movie is a lot of fun. It hits all the major points of the first one, and as you might remember, I enjoyed the first one, and on top of that, you get some extra cheesy, goofy horror stuff. However, if you’re like me, and JUST watched the original movie, the first half of the movie is really boring. I had a hard time staying awake, and it wasn’t until there was new content that I actually woke up and was paying attention, and once I was finally interested, the stuff I hadn’t seen before only lasted 30-40 minutes. In other words, if you haven’t seen the original, skip it and go right to this one, but if you have seen the original, just get this on DVD so you can skip to the middle.

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