It’s been a few hours since I finished watching the “cult classic” Silent Night, Deadly Night Part 2, yet, I’m still sitting here trying my hardest to comprehend what I actually witnessed. Largely consisting of footage from the first movie, Part 2 tells the tale of Ricky, the younger brother to Billy the killer Santa in the first movie. Wait, that’s not right, no, Silent Night, Deadly Night Part 2 doesn’t tell the tale of Ricky, no it actually retells the tale of Billy and his deadly rampage and then proceeds to show us Ricky’s hilariously awful, laugh riot of a rampage. The movie tries it’s hardest to remind me that everyone has been naughty and they need to be punished. I was naughty, naughty for just now getting around to watching this cinematic masterpiece, so let the punishment begin…
Short nitty-gritty plot description from IMDb is as follows: Ricky, the brother of the killer in the first film, talks to a psychiatrist about how he became a brutal killer after his brother died, leading back to Mother Superior.
The history behind this movie, is that the producers mainly wanted Part 2 to be just a recut version of the original movie. So, that means no new footage, just the same thing, but in a slightly different way. Thankfully, Lee Harry the director, saw this as being the dumbest possible idea in the history of dumbest possible ideas and decided to shoot some new footage. He didn’t have all the money in the world, so he ended up not having enough footage and because of that, they decided to go with using the new footage combined with the old (I got this from Wikipedia and Wikipedia never lies). Therefore, what we got in the end, was a bizarre experience, that can really only be enjoyed if you’re high on Elf dust. Unfortunately, my supply of Elf dust just ran out, so I had to go into this one dry as a bone.
The movie starts off with Ricky locked up in what I assume is an insane asylum. He’s being interviewed by a psychiatrist and the doc wants to know what happened in Ricky’s life, which brings us to the old footage from the first movie. It seems Ricky, who at the time was a baby, remembers everything that happened: the death of his parents, the abuse of his brother by the hands of Mother Superior and for some unknown and quite impossible reason, the exact way his brother killed every single person in the last movie. Ricky’s quite the physic, or should I say psycho? It’s hard to tell though, cause the actor playing Ricky, Eric Freeman, seems to have studied at the same school that brought us every other bad actor in the known universe. His overuse of moving his eyebrows, combined with his maniacal laugh, make for the most obscene entertainment you can have, this side of beating your head against the wall. If you don’t believe me, I present to you this evidence, which upon viewing, will cause you to spontaneously combust into a sea of laughter and if you don’t laugh, well, I just don’t know what’s wrong with you.
What else can really be said for this movie, besides what I’ve already wrote? I guess I could tell you about the blonde bombshell known of Elizabeth Kaitan, who plays Jennifer. You might know her from that somewhat famous slasher series featuring a masked villain. I’ll give you a hint, it’s Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood. In this movie, she plays Ricky’s short term girlfriend and happens to be hot. Hmm, yeah that’s about it for her. Next on the short list, is Chip, the blond haired douchenozzle, who used to date Jennifer, but doesn’t anymore and instead dates another woman, but really wants Jennifer back, so he woos her over by picking a fight with Ricky. (I may of made this part of the story sound more important than it is, realistically it takes up about 10 mins of the runtime.)
Honestly, Silent Night, Deadly Night Part 2 doesn’t have a lot going for it, except for the last bit of the film, right about where Ricky’s rampage happens. This however feels like forever to get to, so there is a chance you will have OD’d on Elf dust by the time it rolls around. If you do make it, I think you’ll enjoy just how awfully awesome this awful movie really is. It certainly ranks up high as one of the worst movies I’ve seen, yet I can’t help but recommend it. It’s weird like that. Silent Night, Deadly Night Part 2, is like an awful ex-lover, who use to cheat on you, beat you and try to poison your food any chance they got. Yet, if they happened to call your right now and told you that they would consider getting back together with you, but you have to mega punch yourself right in the baby maker (much like watching The Bounty Hunter), you would immediately drop whatever your doing and nail yourself hard in the crotch. Yes, Silent Night, Deadly Night Part 2, is exactly like that.
Rating: 1.5/5 (overall quality) + 5/5 (desire to punch oneself in crotch) = ENTERTAINMENT!