Controversial ’80s horror film Silent Night, Deadly Night is to get the reboot treatment courtesy of the team behind the latest Jeepers Creepers installment.
Orwo Strudios and Blank Hangar Studios, who recently sold Jeepers Creepers: Reborn for worldwide distribution, have announced that they have acquired the rights to the 1984 slasher film, which tells the story of an abused teenager who goes on a murderous rampage dressed as Santa after seeing his parents murdered on Christmas Eve.
Silent Night, Deadly Night was pulled from U.S. theatres a week after release, but not before it was able to gross $2.4 million from a $750,000 budget, and achieve the notoriety of outperforming Wes Craven’s A Nightmare on Elm Street, which was released on the same day. It has spawned four sequels, as well as a loose remake in 2012.
“The continued desire for horror content and the ongoing success of the genre meant it was the perfect time to be able to offer up this chilling revival of the iconic title.” said producer Anthony Masi of MasiMedia, “We are thrilled to be working with the original producers as well as Orwo and Black Hangar and are committed to honoring nostalgia for the original while offering surprises for new audiences to discover and embrace.”
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