We continue on our trek through the dark side of Christmas with 1980’s To All A Goodnight! Shockingly similar to Prom Night but released a full 6 months prior, this flick wasn’t concerned about breaking new ground. Brian Saur, Brad Henderson and Sean Duregger dive into this trope-filled yet highly entertaining Santa Slasher!
To All A Goodnight (1980)
‘Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house, Santa Claus is stirring, and he’s not bringing gifts. Five young female boarders at the Calvin Finishing School have set their sights on a festive Christmas holiday romp. They have just drugged their housemother and smuggled their boyfriends into the house. But their fun-filled promiscuous frolic will soon turn into a blood-soaked nightmare when a sadistic maniac dressed as Santa Claus arrives to deliver some holiday cheer, or maybe that’s FEAR. The insane Santa Claus starts slashing his way through the house, and the gory body count begins.
So you better watch out, as this Santa knows if you’ve been bad or good, so be good for goodness sake! Jennifer Runyon (in her film debut) stars in this 1980 slasher cult-horror favorite, directed by David Hess (Krug in Wes Craven’s LAST HOUSE ON THE LEFT) and written and produced by Alex Rebar (THE INCREDIBLE MELTING MAN). (Kino Lorber)