Walter’s Top 5 Slashers: #5 Silent Night, Deadly Night
Cert: 18 • US: 79 min • TriStar Pictures • 1984
Silent Night, Deadly Night is a slasher flick in which the killer has a real backstory.
“Knowing the trauma that has soaked most of his life, we empathise with him. Do we justify his violent rampage? Not at all, but we do understand why he has become what he is.”