Silent Night, Bloody Night

1972 film

Silent Night, Bloody Night is a 1972 American horror film about a man who inherits a mansion, which once was a mental home. He visits the place and begins to investigate some crimes that happened in old times, scaring the people living in the region.

Directed by Theodore Gershuny. Written by Theodore Gershuny, Jeffrey Konvitz, and Ira Teller.
The mansion... the madness... the maniac... no escape.taglines


[Conversation over a telephone switchboard]
Tess: Mr. Butler, are you dialing?
Wilfred Butler: [hushed whisper] Tess, I've come back.
Tess: What's that?
Wilfred Butler: Tess, I want to see you again.
Tess: Hello? Who is this?
Wilfred Butler: You know me, Tess. It's Marianne. Tell the mayor. Tell them all. I'm waiting in my father's house. Tess... it's so lonesome here. Don't be long. [hangs up]
Tess: Hello? Hello? Hello?!

Diane Adams: How old are you?
Jeffrey Butler: You mean how many years have I lived?


  • The mansion. The madness. The maniac. No escape.
  • For one night in each century, the devil controls the heavens...and earth becomes an inferno of horrors!
  • The night earth became an inferno of horrors!


  • Patrick O'Neal as John Carter
  • James Patterson as Jeffrey Butler
  • Mary Woronov as Diane Adams
  • Astrid Heeren as Ingrid
  • John Carradine as Charlie Towman
  • Walter Abel as Mayor Adams
  • Fran Stevens as Tess Howard
  • Walter Klavun as Sheriff Bill Mason
  • Philip Bruns as Wilfred Butler (1929) (as Phillip Bruns)
  • Staats Cotsworth as Wilfred Butler (voice)
  • Jay Garner as Dr. Robinson
  • Donelda Dunne as Marianne Butler (age 15)
  • Michael Pendry as Doctor
  • Lisa Blake Richards as Maggie Daly
  • Grant Code as Wilfred Butler (age 80)
  • Debbie Parness as Marianne Butler (age 8)
  • Charlotte Fairchild as Guest
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