Silent Night, Bloody Night (1974)
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Wilford Butler returns home on Christmas Eve and his house had been turned into a mental institution for the criminally insane. But the day of his return, he is set on fire and dies. The towns people believe his death was an accident, and the institution-house is later closed down. Wilford leaves the house to his grandson Jeffrey. A few years later, Jeffrey finally decides to sell this grandfather's house, but the towns people including the Mayor have mixed feelings on keeping people away from the house, especially when a serial killer escapes from another institution and finds refuge there. The killer makes frightening phone calls and kills anyone coming near the house. But what does the killer have in common with what happened to Wilford Butler years before?
The mansion... the madness... the maniac... no escape.
Also Known As:
Title: Silent Night, Bloody Night
Release Date: April , 1974
Runtime: 88 mins
All Genres: Crime, Horror, Thriller
IMDB Rating: 5.1
Buried.com Rating: 6.1 - (Rate This Horror Movie at Buried.com)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With S
MPAA Rating: R
Patrick O'Neal ...John Carter
James Patterson ...Jeffrey Butler
Mary Woronov ...Diane Adams
Astrid Heeren ...Ingrid
John Carradine ...Charlie Towman
Walter Abel ...Mayor Adams
Fran Stevens ...Tess Howard
Walter Klavun ...Sheriff Bill Mason
Philip Bruns ...Wilfred Butler (1929) (as Phillip Bruns)
Staats Cotsworth ...Wilfred Butler (voice)
Ondine ...Chief Inmate
Tally Brown ...Inmate
Lewis Love ...Inmate
Candy Darling ...Guest
Harvey Cohen ...Inmate
Hetty MacLise ...Inmate
Jay Garner ...Doctor Robinson
Donelda Dunne ...Marianne Butler (Age 15)
Charlotte Fairchild ...Guest
Michael Pendry ...Doctor (as Michael Pendrey)
Alex Stevens ...Burning Man
Barbara Sand ...Guest
Lisa Blake Richards ...Maggie Daly (as Lisa Richards)
John Randolph Jones ...
George Strus ...Doctor
Grant Code ...Wilfred Butler (Age 80)
Debbie Parness ...Marianne Butler (Age 8)
George Trakas ...Inmate
Susan Rothenberg ...Inmate
Cleo young ...Inmate
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More Movie Taglines:
- The mansion... the madness... the maniac... no escape.
- Diane Adams: How old are you? Jeffrey Butler: You mean how many years have I lived?
- Filmed in 1972 but not released until 1974.
Many of the cast of players were former "superstar" actor/personalities from Andy Warhol's "Factory" years: Star Mary Woronov (who was at one time married to director Theodore Gershuny), supporting players Ondine, Candy Darling, Kristen Steen, Tally Brown, Lewis Love, filmmaker Jack Smith, and artist Susan Rothenberg.
Star James Patterson ("Jeffery Butler") died of cancer soon after the film was originally completed in 1972.
John Carradine never utters a word in the film. His character's 'croaking' noises were dubbed in during post-production.
The films working title was 'Zora', strange since nothing or no one is referred to by that name in the film.
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