Written by: Scotty
As Christmas gets closer, we are all trying to get our shopping lists finalized and to make sure that everyone we are giving our presents to are nice, not naughty. Getting a piece of coal for Christmas could be one of the most demoralizing things for anyone. Being nice throughout the year is key to avoiding this, but most of us have to make the tough decisions that could make us act just a little naughty.
In a small town, Deputy Aubrey Bradimore is trying to sleep in on Christmas Eve. Receiving a call from the Sheriff, she is forced to come to work on her day off as one of her fellow Deputies has flown the coop with his new love interest. Reluctantly, she goes to work and has to prepare for another day of writing parking tickets and dealing with upset citizens as the holiday has gotten to the worst of people.
When stopping and speaking with the Mayor on her drive in, Aubrey finds out there is a lot of tension between him and his eldest daughter. The town will die without another artery running into it as their current road is closed to the outside world. Having the biggest Santa Claus Parade in the state should be enough to keep the community in the black for the next year, but since no one from the outside is able to get in to see it, the need for the road is essential.
Having Santas from the community and others coming in is a joy for the small town, but when you sit and talk to them, they are all as anti-Christmas as they can get. Not loving the holiday for what it is worth and tired of having the kids tell them what they want, the Santas are all on the brink of losing it and one has. Taking it to the next level, there is a Santa killer on the lose yielding an axe and using anything Christmas oriented to kill his victims. This Santa has his naughty list and is using it to take care of the undesirables in the community.
Silent Night follows Deputy Aubrey Bradimore as she is called into investigate some strange killings around town on Christmas Eve. With her Sheriff nipping at her heels the entire time, they are trying to find the most likely suspects to lock up before the entire town is notified of the local deaths. Not being able to find a probable cause for a couple of Claus’, Aubrey is concerned that their main suspects are not the killer and more people will die as she finds that every one of the deceased has received a little red and white box. The marks are all tied together, but the issue is finding out why?
The night Santa went crazy would be a better way of describing how Silent Night takes you through the homicidal rage Santa takes in this small town. Having the naughtiest being taken out by a type of serial killer may seem good to a point, but the Sheriff’s office will still have to take care of business as there is no moral dilemma being posed to them. It is a stroke of genius having all of the Santa’s being upset as the season is upon them to be nice. That is what makes this movie really move and be believable. It is hard to get and to stay in the holiday spirit, but as long as you are able to stay somewhat cordial, it makes all the difference in the world. Happy Holidays!