SILENT NIGHT, DEADLY NIGHT
Perry Botkin’s jolly old score to the controversial 1984 slasher ‘SILENT NIGHT DEADLY NIGHT’.
Composer Botkin is no slouch in the recording world, arranging for Bobby Darin, Harry Nilsson, & Barbra Streisand. His score is both chaotic & tragic; crashing sounds of distorted percussion are punctuated by both synth & acoustic piano, reflecting the sheer damage that has been done to Billy’s mind. The end result is both emotional & terrifying, even more so with the selection of original Christmas songs as composed by Morgan Ames that are spread amongst the film’s soundtrack. But a word of caution: If you don’t have ‘SILENT NIGHT DEADLY NIGHT’ on the turntable this Christmas we’ll have to tell Billy that you’ve been… naughty. Consider yourselves warned.