Silent Night, Deadly Night 3: Better Watch Out! (1989)
December 19, 2022 1:03 PM - Subscribe

A scientist (Richard Beymer) links a psychic blind girl (Samantha Scully) to killer Ricky's (Bill Moseley) brain, mounted on top of his head.

Also starring Robert Culp, Laura Harring, Eric DaRe.

Directed, co-edited, and co-written by Monte Hellman (Two Lane Blacktop).

Currently streaming in the US on Tubi and Shudder. JustWatch listing.
posted by DirtyOldTown (2 comments total)
I haven't seen this, but...are we totally sure that David Lynch didn't direct this film?
posted by kittens for breakfast at 4:56 AM on December 21, 2022 [1 favorite]

Having seen it as of ten minutes ago, this is a surprisingly boring film given all it has going for it -- mostly a ridiculously overqualified cast. My guess is it was shot just after (or concurrently with) the pilot episode of Twin Peaks; it's funny to see Leo Johnson with poodle hair, and Richard Beymer (Ben Horne) kills it as the doctor, bringing 110% to a film that deserves like 3%. How the film was related to the Twin Peaks production I don't know (a casting director in common?), but it's a damn shame that Robert Culp never found his way over to Washington. He also delivers a fine performance and brings the gravitas to a film that in no way earns it. And Laura Harring! Stunning beyond belief, showing not a trace of revulsion when nude and confronted with the bearskin rug on Leo's chest. A trooper like that deserves a better movie, even if it takes a decade plus to get it.
posted by kittens for breakfast at 4:42 PM on December 23, 2022

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