Silent Night, Bloody Night (Full Movie) 1970's Classic Horror Film



Silent Night, Bloody Night is a 1974 horror film which was also released as Night of the Dark Full Moon and re-released in the 1981 horror boom as Death House. It was directed by Theodore Gershuny and co-produced by Lloyd Kaufman. The film stars Patrick O'Nealand cult actress Mary Woronov in leading roles, with John Carradine in a supporting performance. Many of the cast and crew members were former Warhol superstars: Mary Woronov, OndineCandy Darling, Kristen Steen, Tally Brown, Lewis Love, filmmaker Jack Smith and artist Susan Rothenberg.[1] It was filmed in Oyster Bay, Long Island, New Yorkin 1972 but was not released theatrically until 1974.

In 1929, Wilfred Butler runs out of his house and has been set on fire. He collapses in the snow and is believed to be dead.
Years later, lawyer Charlie Towman and his assistant Ingrid arrive in a small Massachusetts town. Charlie meets with the town's nobles, Mayor Adams, Tess Howard, Sheriff Bill Mason and John Carter. Charlie is revealed to be the lawyer of Jeffrey Butler, Wilfred's grandson, and is trying to sell the Butler mansion for $5,000 by noon the next day. After a call to his wife, Charlie is revealed to be having an affair with Ingrid. The two stay the night at the Butler mansion, unaware that they are being watched. After dinner, the two go upstairs to a bedroom and proceed to have sex. The unknown person walks in on them and kills them both. The killer calls the police and reveals himself to be Margaret.
After Tess, who is the town's phone operator, intercepts the call, she leaves her assistant in charge and goes to the Butler mansion. Margaret greets Tess, who is visibly frighten. She is knocked over the head repeatedly with a candle holder. At the same time, Sheriff Mason goes to the mansion, but stops at the cemetery. He sees the grave for Wilfred Butler to be empty and is struck over the head with a shovel, falling into the grave.
Mayor Adams is called to go to the Butler mansion, leaving his daughter Diane at home alone. Not long after Adams leaves, a man arrives at the house and says his name is Jefferey Butler, Wilfred's grandson. Jeffrey says he found the sheriff's car abandon at the cemetery and "borrowed" it. After a brief conversation, Diane and Jeffrey go up to the cemetery to look for the sheriff. The two find that Wilfred's grave has been messed with. The two go into town to Carter's to see if they can find out what is happening.
Jeffrey takes Carter to the mansion and leaves him there to go back and retrieve Diane. Jeffrey hits and kills Carter, who had been stabbed in the eyes. Diane's suspicions of Jeffrey start to grow after this incident. The two enter the house and Jeffrey finds a old newspaper article. The article reveals that Wilfred had an incestuous relationship with his daughter, Margaret, and Jeffrey was the result. Wilfred turned the mansion into an asylum and admitted his own daughter. He soon regretted his decision and set lose the inmates. The inmates killed all the doctors and Margaret in the process.
Mayor Adams finally arrives to the mansion and finds Diane and Jeffrey there. Adams and Jeffrey hold each other at gunpoint, believing the other to be the killer. The two open fire, killing each other. A distraught Diane is greeted by Margaret, who is really Wilfred Butler. Butler reveals that John Carter, Mayor Adams, Tess Howard and Sheriff Bill Mason were inmates that stayed behind in town. He went after them to get revenge for his daughter's death and used his grandson/son as a decoy. Diane grabs Jeffrey's gun and shoots Butler. When the bulldozer crew shows up the next morning, Diane takes one last look at the Butler mansion before it is destroyed.



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