Silent Night Deadly Night 3: Better Watch Out (1989)

It’s almost impossible to believe but this second sequel to the peculiar but effective 1984 original is even worse than its legendarily bad first sequel. Where “Silent Night Deadly Night 2” was at least entertaining in a so-bad-it’s-good way, this one is just plain boring and repetitive. There’s a noticeable lack of killer Santa action, and most of the murder scenes happen offscreen, so there’s little here for fans of the original film or slasher fans in general. On top of everything, there’s no musical score to speak of, while its central actresses Samantha Scully and Laura Harring look so much alike that it’s often difficult to tell them apart. Avoid at all costs.

Rating: ★ (out of 5)

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