Silent Night, Deadly Night Part 2 is the 1987 sequel to the 1984 slasher movie Silent Night, Deadly Night.

Plot summaryEdit

The sequel picks up on Christmas Eve some years after the first one, with Ricky Caldwell, Billy Chapman's brother, being held in a mental hospital, awaiting trial for a series of murders he committed. While being interviewed by psychiatrist Dr. Bloom, Ricky tells the story of the murders his brother Billy committed through a series of several flashbacks that use footage from the original film.

After this is done, Ricky tells his own story. After Billy's death, he was adopted and given a good upbringing, but his trauma was never treated. After his foster father's death, Ricky seems to lose composure and commits a series of random murders, targeting people who are "naughty". A chance for a happy and normal life seems to materialize when he starts dating Jennifer Statson. However, an unpleasant encounter with Jennifer's ex-boyfriend Chip sends Ricky over the edge. He kills Chip by electrocuting him with jumper cables attached to a red car in front of Jennifer. He then uses the antenna of the car to strangle Jennifer to death. An officer sees this and as Ricky is about to get arrested, he grabs the officer's gun, shoots the officer in the head, and then goes on a shooting spree through a suburban neighborhood before being captured by the police.

Cutting back to the present day, Ricky kills Dr. Bloom and escapes from the mental hospital, murdering a Salvation Army Santa before stealing the man's costume. Ricky's plan is to kill the now slightly aged, disfigured, wheelchair-using Mother Superior, whom Ricky blames for Billy's death. After a chase through her house, he succeeds by decapitating Mother Superior with a vertical swing from his axe (Mother Superior could've ducked her head down and twisted it some way for her head to be decapitated). The cops arrive and gun Ricky down. Sister Mary wakes up, sees Mother Superior's decapitated head and screams. Ricky, who was shot down, opens his eyes and smiles evilly, indicating that he survived.

Cast Edit

List of deaths Edit

Name Cause of Death Killer On Screen Notes
Morty Rosenberg Unknown Unknown No Prior to movie
Eddie Run over by jeep Richard "Ricky" Chapman/Caldwell Yes Flashback;Punishment for trying to rape a girl
Rocco Impaled through chest with umbrella Richard "Ricky" Chapman/Caldwell Yes Flashback;Punishment for torturing a man
Movie Patron? Unknown Richard "Ricky" Chapman/Caldwell Partially Flashback; Punishment for bothering him in the movie theater
Chip Electrocuted with jumper cables and car battery Richard "Ricky" Chapman/Caldwell Yes Flashback:Revenge and punishment for annoying him and Jennifer
Jennifer Strangled with broken car antenna Richard "Ricky" Chapman/Caldwell Yes Flashback;Revenge and punishment for not thanking him for protecting her from Chip, insulting him, and dumping him
Rent-A-Cop Shot in head with handgun Richard "Ricky" Chapman/Caldwell Yes Flashback;Punishment and revenge for trying to arrest him and threatening to kill him
Suburbanite Shot in chest Richard "Ricky" Chapman/Caldwell Yes Flashback;Punishment for an unknown reason(s)
Suburbanite Shot in chest Richard "Ricky" Chapman/Caldwell Yes Flashback;Punishment for an unknown reason(s)
Motorist Blown up in car explosion Richard "Ricky" Chapman/Caldwell Yes Flashback;Punishment for an unknown reason(s)
Doctor Henry Bloom Strangled with magnetic tape Richard "Ricky" Chapman/Caldwell No Punishment for an unknown reason(s)
Salvation Army Santa Unknown Richard "Ricky" Chapman/Caldwell No Punishment for an unknown reason(s)
Mother Superior Decapitated with axe Richard "Ricky" Chapman/Caldwell No Revenge and punishment for torturing him, his brother Billy, and everyone else and causing Billy's death


Due to the excessive use of footage from the original movie, the film was panned by critics. However, the film does have an audience with slasher fans/horror movie fans, and has gained a cult following as an unintentional comedy due to Freeman's performance.[2]

On the film’s DVD commentary, the filmmakers say they were paid a dismal amount of money to make the film. Originally, they say, they were told to re-edit the first film and pass it off as a sequel. The director said he insisted that a new movie be shot, though he did not have the budget to create an entirely new story. The director on the commentary track claims they tried to find Eric Freeman to participate for the commentary track of the DVD release, but the director claims he is untraceable. Freeman's current whereabouts remain a mystery.[3]

The film was available on the DVD Double Gift Pack on October 7, 2003 from Anchor Bay Entertainment, along with the original Silent Night, Deadly Night, but was discontinued due to copyright problems and is currently out of print. The original Silent Night, Deadly Night was later reissued by Anchor Bay Entertainment on December 11, 2007 and is also now out of print. There are currently no plans to release a new DVD of either film, as of December 16, 2009.

Internet fameEdit

In the film Silent Night, Deadly Night Part 2, there is a scene in which Eric Freeman's character shouts "Garbage Day!" before shooting a man taking out his garbage.[4] The quote "Garbage Day!" has become a popular Internet meme. Video parodies include replacing "Garbage Day" with other important days such as St. Patricks Day, Talk Like a Pirate Day, Judgment Day or Opposite Day, as well as with replacing the faces of the characters, such as with Barack Obama and John McCain[5].


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