I checked and didn’t see a story on the Silent Night remake yet. Seeing how I am interviewing a familiar face around these parts about her cameo in the film, I figured I would give you all the current details on this film before I spring the interview on you.
Silent Night is currently in production with filming taking place today, actually. Steven C. Miller is serving as director, and some will (me included) recognize Mr. Miller as the director of one of the best indie zombie films in the last 10 years, Automaton Transfusion. Mr. Miller also directed the SyFy Original Scream of The Banshee. The screenplay for Silent Night was written by Jayson Rothwell, the man who also wrote Blessed and Malice In Wonderland. Joseph White is on board as director of photography, having worked on films such as Rep: The Genetic Opera and the Mother’s Day remake.
The plot? A mix of new ideas and the original flick, Silent Night, Deadly Night, was released in 1984. [DreadCentral] has a detailed synopsis. “It’s a snowy Christmas Eve in Cryer, Wisconsin. The normally quiet town is bustling with activity as the residents are getting ready for the big day. The events take place around the town’s annual Santa Parade, which has brought a record number of Santas to town. Deputy Sheriff Aubrey Bradimore (King) is stuck reluctantly working the night shift, dealing with all of the drunken Santas, road closures, and stressed out locals — but things are about to take a deadly turn. A vicious serial killer, dressed as Santa Claus, has made his own “naughty list”, and anyone on it is in big trouble. As the body count rises, Aubrey races to discover the killer’s true identity – but in a town full of Santas, shady characters, and dark secrets, finding the real murderer will take more than a Christmas miracle.”
Silent Night remake really has a bang up cast. Stars will include Jaime King (My Bloody Valentine 3D), Malcolm McDowell (Rob Zombie’s Halloween & H2), Lisa Marie (Sleepy Hollow, Planet of The Apes), Brendan Fehr (Final Destination, “CSI: Miami”), Jamie Kennedy (Scream franchise), and a special appearance by Jessica Cameron (The Sleeper, Camel Spiders). The Skene Brothers will appear as well as handle some stunt work.
This film will be released to theaters in 2012 by Anchor Bay.