Silent Night, Deadly Night Part 2 (1987; Lee Harry) – Scare Daniel Podcast Episode 51
We’re breaking out the Christmas decorations early this year on the Dare Daniel podcast. For the fourth and final film of Scare Daniel 2019, eyebrow contortionist Corky McDonnell and pencil neck Daniel Barnes review the hilariously entertaining Silent Night, Deadly Night Part 2.
Barely an original film directed by a team of editors, SNDNP2 lifts nearly 30 minutes of footage from the original Silent Night, Deadly Night. It plays like an extended Family Ties flashback episode, only with significantly more stabbings.
The film is anchored, for lack of a better word, by the tour-de-force performance of Eric Freeman as Ricky. Blurring the line between sublime and terrible, Freeman is memorable for all the wrong (and right) reasons. He’s so bizarrely over-the-top, so unnatural in his mannerisms and line readings, that he legitimately seems insane. It’s weirdly effective, never more so than during Ricky’s inexplicable “garbage day” rampage.
After enjoying dinner at the Chez Ritz, Daniel and Corky discuss baby memories, umbrella murders and reindeer death fantasies.
Resident Evil: Apocalypse (Marco Cabodi)
The Left Behind trilogy (Buck Williams)
SILENT NIGHT, DEADLY NIGHT PART 2 FACTS AND FIGURES
U.S. theatrical release date: April 10, 1987
Domestic box office: $154,000 (production budget: $100,000)
Critic scores: 0 on Rotten Tomatoes
This week’s craft beer: Urban Roots/Slice’s Urban Slice DIPA (8.0% ABV)
IMDB synopsis: “The now-adult Ricky talks to a psychiatrist about how he became a murderer after his brother, Billy, died, which leads back to Mother Superior.”
This week’s referenced movies: Body Heat; Cutthroat Island; Ultraviolet; Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome; The Great Muppet Caper; the Fifty Shades trilogy; Kirk Cameron’s Saving Christmas; Hardcore; Angus; Silent Night (2012); Sleepaway Camp; An American Werewolf in Paris; The Room; Rocky III; Cool as Ice; Braveheart; Top Secret!; The Great Train Robbery (1903); The Snowman; Mac and Me
Ratings for Silent Night, Deadly Night Part 2: Daniel – Reverse Dare; Corky – Double Dare