Holiday Horror: Silent Night, Deadly Night

Holiday Horror: Silent Night, Deadly Night

December 6, 2023

Film Talks

Ho, ho, ho! Prepare yourselves for another yuletide Film Talk! The holidays are just around the corner, and what better way to celebrate than with the film critics deemed “sleazy,” “sick,” and “an abomination.” Local filmmaker Jeremy Cropf’s Holiday Horror series is back with an in-depth look at one of the most notorious holiday slashers of all-time: Silent Night, Deadly Night (1984).

Hugely controversial upon release, the film has gained a cult following over the intervening decades. Now, on the eve of its 40th anniversary, this Film Talk will take an in-depth look at the film’s production, tumultuous release, and eventual revival and reappraisal during the VHS era, as well as its overall artistic merits (or lack thereof).


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This Film Talk is associated with a screening of Silent Night, Deadly Night at SIFF Cinema Uptown on December 3, 2023 at 2:00pm.

$25 Sustainer | $15 Regular | $10 SIFF Member

SIFF Film Center (live) + Streamed via Zoom Webinar

Zoom meeting details will be emailed to virtual ticket purchasers shortly before the scheduled event.

About the Instructor: Jeremy Cropf

About the Instructor:

Jeremy Cropf is a filmmaker and television producer, currently working at Cascade Public Media. A six-time regional Emmy®-award winning producer, Jeremy earned a BA in Film and Television production at NYU’s prestigious Tisch School of the Arts, where he graduated with honors (’11). In 2009 Jeremy studied advanced television production with the BBC Academy in London, attached as an associate producer for the BAFTA-winning BBC Two factual series The Virtual Revolution. He has produced and directed numerous films, documentaries, and commercials.