News and art from animator/illustrator Jeff Victor
Monday, April 30, 2012
Classics of Crap Volume 34: Silent Night Deadly Night 2
Hey guys, and thanks for returning for another round of me completely wasting my life watching awful, awful movies. This week's Classic of Crap is the sequel to one of the most infamous slasher films of the 80's, Silent Night Deadly Night. Released in 1984, the original Silent Night was the subject of much controversy at the time, as it depicted a disturbed young man killing folks wearing a Santa outfit. A lot of tongue clucking puritans complained, and the notoriety caused the movie to be somewhat of a cult hit. Flash forward a few years later, and some genius decided the time was right to make a sequel. Trouble is, they only had a tiny budget. Answer? Fill the film up with no less than 45 minutes of flashbacks recycling material shot for the first movie. How cheap and lazy can you get? When the film STILL came up short, they even padded the end credits. Shot in 10 days, SNDN2 is a laugh riot. Many of the scenes routinely pop up on YouTube, including the most famous bit, the "Garbage Day" clip. But trust me, this is totally not the only thing this movie has going for it. It is filled to the brim with hilarious acting and kill scenes. The lead acts with his eyebrows, and it's almost hypnotic to see them bouncing across his face like hairy jumping beans. Oh man, this movie is so bad it's good. It's kind of obscure, but I highly recommend grabbing some friends and some beer, and cracking up at this mess.
Jeff Victor studied art/design at the University of Kansas and has worked as an illustrator ever since. Some of his clients include Warner Bros Animation, BBC/Create Media, National Geographic Kids, East West Animation, Playstation, HBO, DMS Films/Academy Awards, IFC, Bicycle Casino, K&Company, Hallmark Cards, and Universal Studios: Hollywood.
Jeff just finished a seven year stint as a designer for Nickelodeon Games and is currently working as a freelance illustrator.
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