Directed by: David Hess
Actors: Jennifer Runyon, Forrest Swanson, Linda Gentile
Also known as: Terreur dans la nuit, Goodnight – die Nacht, als Knecht ‘Blutbrecht’ kam
Description: It’s Christmas break at the Calvin Finishing School For Girls, and the students are planning a big party after heavily drugging their house mother (yes, you read correctly). But the fun is inevitably ruined when a psycho in a santa suit shows up and starts killing off the horny couples.
Review: This Christmas slasher definitely isn’t one of the best of the subgenre, but it’s certainly worth owning just for being one of the very first horror films to feature a killer santa. Not to mention that it was directed by David Hess, the one and only Krug from The Last House On The Left. This VHS release is long out of print and might never make it to DVD, so snatch it while you can.
Beginning of the 80s of the last century – the golden period for such species as scary slasher film. In fact, most of the best representatives of the slasher saw the light in the few years of the first wave (1978-1984). I am always in awe to any slasher classic and fun to watch it if you can get, and sometimes it is quite difficult to do. That’s got hold of his collection in the film “To All a Goodnight”, the forgotten history of the classic slasher, I felt a real thrill. Even the fact that the film I had to look awfully recoded format VHS-Rip with now and then a failure odnogolosoe voice acting, has not prevented me to get real pleasure from watching “Good night.”
Verdict. The film “Good night” – a rather unusual slasher, which is required to view any of the Mother slasher-lovers. Personally, I could see it in the link in the development of the slasher-80s, which is so long and vainly sought.