Sunday Bloody Sunday: ‘Sledding Death’ From ‘Silent Night, Deadly Night’ (1984)

Forget shooting your eye out with a BB gun…..what you really need to watch out for around Christmas time is an axe wielding killer Santa Claus who is out to decapitate you if you steal a sled from a group of kids.  Yeah, that’s much worse than damaging your cornea.  Welcome to another edition of Sunday Bloody Sunday, where I share some of my favorite death scenes from the world of horror – past and present.  And to get in on the Christmas spirit, this week I’m spotlighting the infamous sledding death scene from the controversial 1984 slasher:  Silent Night, Deadly Night.

Billy sure did have a hell of swing.  Slight disclosure – that clip is from the hilariously bad sequel Silent Night, Deadly Night Part 2.  Considering that half of that movie contained flashbacks from the original, there’s not really a difference though.  So what do you take away from that clip?  Two things really.  First, it really warms my insides and makes me miss 80’s slasher flicks.  And two, sledding can be extremely dangerous if you don’t take the proper precautions.  Right, Chevy Chase?