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Analog Inclined Aussie Label Retrosploitation Offers Up Some Holiday Horror with a Double-Feature VHS Release for SILENT NIGHT, BLOODY NIGHT and the Brand New Sequel SILENT NIGHT, BLOODY NIGHT 2: REVIVAL!

Over 40 years after the release of Theodore Gershuny’s atmospheric and effective cult Christmas slasher Silent Night, Bloody Night, New Wave Independent Pictures has just unleashed Silent Night, Bloody Night 2: Revival: an interlaced sequel which revisits and expands on the storyline from Gershuny’s original offering of dark and demented holiday horror. The best part, Tapeheads? Australia-based entity Retrosploitation is offering BOTH films on one jam-packed double-feature videocassette loaded with a bunch of groovy extras.


A look at the package for the SNBN double-feature fresh VHS. You can grab your slab HERE.

Here’s a little more on the new film, taken from the official press release for SNBN 2: Revival: After a death in the family, siblings Angelica (Julia Farrell) and James Zacherly (Luc Bernier) travel to the small town of East Willard on Christmas Eve to pay their respects. They stay at a homely bed and breakfast, where they learn the legend of Black Peter, Santa Claus’ vengeful brother. But when they find the lost journal of Jeffrey Butler, they discover the town has its own sordid history – one more rooted in reality. When the dark reflection of St. Nicholas emerges and begins to punish the eccentric townsfolk, the visitors find themselves in the middle of the mystery. Who is doing the deeds? Is Black Peter real? Or is the truth closer to home? If they don’t find out and put a stop to it, Christmas Day will turn to Garbage Day while the bodies pile up in a bloody heap.


A still from SNBN 2: REVIVAL. Psycho Santa sez: YOU AXED FOR IT!

Directed by Dustin Ferguson (Die Sister, Die!; Doll Killer) from a script written by John Klyza (Sleepaway Camp 4), SNBN 2: Revival stars Jennifer Runyon who also played the lead in another Christmas horror cult classic To All a Goodnight (1980). SNBN 2: Revival also offers a special guest appearance by Jeff Dylan Graham (Terror House, Zombie Bloodbath 3).


A look at the non-VHS artwork for SNBN 2: REVIVAL. To All a Good Fright, Indeed!

The film is available via DVD and digital (if you’re into that sort of thing!) through Retrosploitation, but Videovores will delight in the deluxe VHS edition which includes both the original SNBN and its newly produced sequel on a single fresh VHS, housed in a clear clamshell, all wrapped up in stark artwork that can be flipped to display either film. This NTSC VHS edition also comes with printed booklet reproduction of Jeffrey Butler’s diary (a key plot point in the film), a mini lobby card and an A-3 (11.69 x 16.53 inch) poster featuring alternate artwork. Take a peek at all the goodies right down below, man.


The SNBN double-feature VHS from Retrosploitation comes with everything you see here, man! Except for the chick. You don't get the chick.

This an open-edition release, but Retrosploitation says they will eventually cap it in accord with demand and materials. They’re priced at $30 shipped worldwide, and start invading VCRs in January of 2016, but you can groove on over and reserve your slab of this double-dose of holiday horror right now, Videovores. If you’ve never been able to get your hands on that oh-so-VHSweet Paragon slipcase copy of Silent Night, Bloody Night, this is an excellent analog alternative that captures the complete legacy of the now extended Silent Night, Bloody Night universe. And that’s pretty groovy, man.

Groove and Groove and Santa Does Weird VHShit Sometimes, man.

Josh Schafer

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