Silent Night, Bloody Night: The Homecoming Review
Synopsis:The abandoned home of Wilfred Butler, a wealthy but troubled man who committed suicide, has been willed to his grandson, Jeffrey. But an Axe wielding maniac has set up residence in the house - and he doesn't take kindly to strangers.
Silent Night, Bloody Night: The Homecoming (2013) is a horror movie that is 85 minute long and was filmed in the various parts of the UK. The movie is an unofficial remake of the 1972 movie Silent Night, Bloody Night (1972) by director Theodore Gershuny. Director and co-writer James Plumb (Night of the Living Dead: Resurrection (2012), Final Girl (2011), Kerb Crawlers (2015)) failed at executing this movie. James Plumb is new to the movie industry, and I do not see him climbing up the ladder as his work/skills are very weak. He should most definitely find another career path.
Wilfred Butler (Philip Harvey) died in 1987 in a fire and left his mansion, Butler House, to his grandson Jeffrey in his will. It appeared as though someone lit Wilfred on fire and before he fell out of the upper floor window. We then see a masked person sitting at the piano playing something while everything is happening - creepy!!! Jeffrey (Alan Humphreys) decides not to follow the instructions in the will which states to leave the house alone or as it stands. Jeffrey wanted to sell the Butler House for £250,000 cash and wanted to be paid within 24 hours, on Christmas Day. Here is what Jeffrey does not know, the Butler House has very dark secrets that will bring tragic to anyone who resides there. The house was once a mental institution.
We did not take long to see the maniac masked murderer taking residence at the Butler House. Oh my, think about it, if you were stranded on a cold night and decided to go into an abandoned house for shelter and then tortured or even worse, sliced, strangled or hacked to death. Well, the masked murderer did just that to anyone who dared to enter the abandoned house.
The actors all did an okay job that did not help the movie because there were times where the acting was not believable at all. With all said above, I still gave the movie a three because it was just purely an awful watch. There were too many plot holes and nothing great to hold the movie up or give it the major extra oomph t needed.
About Silent Night, Bloody Night: The Homecoming (2013)
Runtime: 85 minutes
Total Avg. Votes: 13
Writers: Andrew Jones, James Plumb
Director: James Plumb