Sunday Bloody Sunday: ‘Death By Umbrella’ From ‘Silent Night, Deadly Night Part 2’ (1987)

Sometimes I think about what the worst, but entertaining, way to die would be.  Choking on a delicious taco from Taco Bell?  Being impaled by an umbrella while rain falls on top of my dead body in an ironic manner?  Yeah, that last one would probably be it.

Welcome to this week’s Sunday Bloody Sunday and a Happy Holiday to you all!  Let’s all get into the Christmas spirit with a scene from a terrible 1987 Christmas-themed horror movie called Silent Night, Deadly Night Part 2.  Yes, this movie is infamous just for it’s ‘Garbage Day’ scene alone – but let’s not forget about the scene where Ricky (Billy’s brother from the original 1984 movie) decides to get creative with an umbrella to dispose of someone who’s been “naughty”.  Bonus points for Ricky’s crazy eyes and for the ironic rain falling at the end of the death, which miraculously only seems to really be falling on the murder spot.  That’s some Hollywood magic right there.

Horror What Ifs: An NES Version Of ‘Garbage Day’ From ‘Silent Night, Deadly Night Part 2’

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.