Silent Night Deadly Night 2 (1987) Review

Silent Night Deadly Night 2by Chris Wright, MoreHorror.com

Garbage Day!! If chronically moving eyebrows could swell up and become a movie, it would become this horrid mess. After the superb original, there is no way the follow up could be bad could it? The makers of Silent Night Deadly Night 2 made it their sworn goal to make this a terrible pile of mess. Riddled with lack of plot, Ricky’s over acting and stupid facial expressions, and 75% of this movie being in the past with clips tells us how bad it is.

This is the last movie in this five sequel franchise to get any form of theatrical release and with good measure. The makers of this movie say they had little budget and they were told to use the original film to compile this movie.

What is the plot of this movie? Apparently after the events of the first movie, Billy’s younger brother Ricky caries on the naughty tradition inside his head. The movie for the first forty minutes is a literal re-telling of the first movie with Ricky in a mental hospital with a doctor. The next portion of this movie is Ricky telling about his childhood, his adolescence and his current life on how he got up to the moment that he is in now. After an hour in, he goes on his rampage after killing his only girlfriend. And all this is pre-mental hospital. How Ricky knows about half of what he says so clearly is up for you to decipher. In reality the last fifteen minutes the plot is he wants to kill now retired Mother Superior (who has strange scars on her face for seemingly no reason). Poor Mother Superior, in all her class, decided to retire on a street in a house number 666. How Mother Superior got up to the top of the stairs to spar with Ricky in a wheelchair is still anybodies guess.

This movie is so bad. The actor they chose for Ricky seriously cannot act. He compensates by over-acting with a fake wicked laugh and strange eyebrows. He is the worst actor in the film. The rest were mediocre to just plain passable. The only thing remotely redeeming in this movie is the gore and that’s about it. The kills are creative but the rest of this mess kills it entirely. This is one of the worst follow-up sequels I have seen in my entire life. The end credits song is the best part of this movie followed by Mother Superior’s death. Worst scene? A younger Ricky kills a girls boyfriend with a car and she merely “thanks” him instead of being remotely scared.

I wouldn’t have minded if they just copied the prior film with better actors but they decided to go this horrible route. Silent Night Deadly Night 2 is the worst movie in the franchise and I wouldn’t recommend watching unless you’re a completist or had copious amounts of alcohol. This movie has a 3.0/10 on IMDB but I award it a well deserved 1.5/5 stars. Worst of the franchise period. Seemingly Eric Freeman (Ricky) is missing and can’t be found according to commentators on the DVD release.

“Silent Night Deadly Night Part 2” (1987)
Directed By: Lee Harry
Written By: Lee Harry & Joseph H. Earle

Eric Freeman (Ricky), James Newman (Dr. Henry Bloom), Elizabeth Kaitan (Jennifer), Jean Miller (Mother Superior), Darrel Guilbeau (Ricky at 15), Brian Michael Henley (Ricky at 10)


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