Tis’ the season for Ricky from Silent Night, Deadly Night Part 2! So let’s have ourselves a good ol’ staring contest with him and see if it turns out to be naughty or nice. Don’t let Ricky’s scowl distract you. Stay focused on his menacing eyes. He is quite intimidating, but if you keep your eyes on the……….wait, where are you going?! You’re taking out the garbage?! That’s not a good move with Ricky around. Ah screw it – you lose. Go listen to ‘The Warm Side Of The Door’ and drown your sorrows.
What if someone made a Nintendo version of the classic ‘Garbage Day’ scene from Silent Night, Deadly Night Part 2? No longer do you have to wonder, because someone did!
For those in the dark here, Silent Night, Deadly Night Part 2 was the 1987 sequel that literally recycled 45 minutes of content from the original movie that was released in 1984. But one original scene that more than made up for that lazy effort was indeed when Ricky (the brother of Billy from the first film) goes on a neighborhood shooting rampage which is highlighted by Ricky taking out a poor sap who just wants to take his garbage cans to the curb for it’s weekly pick up. And it was the “Garbage Day!” line by Ricky that made it the cult phenomena that it is today.
So how awesome is it that someone took the time to make a Nintendo 16-bit version of that scene? Pretty damn awesome. If only someone developed it into a real playable game. We can dream though, and it is the holiday season after all where miracles do happen. So think of this post as my holiday gift to you, because you’re not getting that Xbox 360 or Playstation 4 system that you’ve put on the top of your list.