Silent Night, Bloody Night Remake Cooking in the UK
Though typically it's the Eighties slasher classic Silent Night, Bloody Night that gets all of the yuletide attention, back in the Seventies an obscure little film called Silent Night, Bloody Night was offering its own brand of holiday fear. Never heard of it? Don't remember it? Never fear! A remake of sorts is on its way to remind you of the ghosts of Christmas past.
UK production company North Bank Entertainment, currently in post production on Night of the Living Dead: Resurrection, is developing a new version of the cult horror classic Silent Night, Bloody Night. Principal photography on Silent Night, Bloody Night: The Homecoming is planned to take place in March and April of 2012 on location in South Wales.
Writer/producer Andrew Jones says, "SILENT NIGHT, BLOODY NIGHT is one of the most underrated horror classics. It has found a cult audience on DVD in recent years, but it is a film that is often overlooked in terms of how much it influenced the slasher genre."
"SILENT NIGHT, BLOODY NIGHT: THE HOMECOMING will be a modern updating of the original story, but we also want to re-capture the atmosphere of the slasher films from the 1970s and 80s. There will be a keen focus on practical FX, genuine suspense, and compelling storytelling. This could be one of the rare cases when a new version of a classic actually benefits the original film. We hope that by bringing SILENT NIGHT, BLOODY NIGHT: THE HOMECOMING to a modern audience, they will also seek out the 1974 film and appreciate its importance in horror cinema history."
Director and casting announcements will be made in January and February.
The abandoned home of Wilfred Butler, a wealthy but troubled man who committed suicide in 1982, has been willed to his grandson, Jeffrey. The house has sat in disarray since Wilfred's death, standing in the way of developers who want to turn the property into residential homes. Just before Christmas 2012, some thirty years after Wilfred's death, Jeffrey and his lawyer appear in town to negotiate the sale of the property. But an axe-wielding maniac has set up residence in the house, and he doesn't take kindly to strangers.
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