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New deluxe “SILENT NIGHT, DEADLY NIGHT” soundtrack album coming for Black Friday

Wednesday, October 7, 2020 | News

By RUE MORGUE STAFF

One holiday weekend sees the vinyl reissue of music from a notorious slasher film set during another holiday.

1984 Publishing has announced that it will release a deluxe soundtrack album for 1984’s SILENT NIGHT, DEADLY NIGHT on Black Friday, November 27, via Record Store Day. The LP packaging (front and back seen below, along with the gatefold) was designed by “Ghoulish” Gary Pullin, who has contributed to RUE MORGUE and previously teamed with 1984 on the GHOULISH: THE ART OF GARY PULLIN book as well as previous vinyl releases of music from DAWN OF THE DEAD, SUSPIRIA and PROM NIGHT. The album includes 12 songs produced and arranged for SILENT NIGHT by Morgan Ames–two of which, “Merry Christmas Sweetheart” and “Christmas in My Dreams,” wound up unused in the film and make their exclusive debuts here–along with liner notes by Ames and two unique, hand-cut, laminated 35mm strips from an original print of SILENT NIGHT.

“Ames’ songs have always been deserving of a stand-alone LP,” say SILENT NIGHT, DEADLY NIGHT producers Scott Schneid and Dennis Whitehead. “​[Her songs are] classically sweet, funky as all get-out, and doo-wop to the max–a conglomeration of musical styles that are sure to put a smile on your face. ​Dare we say that this song soundtrack deserves a place in your holiday collection next to Bing [Crosby’s] WHITE CHRISTMAS ​and ELVIS’ CHRISTMAS ALBUM?​ We think so, but then again, some say we destroyed Christmas 35-plus years ago, and are still hard at work!” You can check out 1984’s official website here.

Michael Gingold
Michael Gingold (RUE MORGUE's Head Writer) has been covering the world of horror cinema for over three decades, and spent 28 years as a writer and editor for FANGORIA magazine and its website. In addition to RUE MORGUE, he currently writes for BIRTH.MOVIES.DEATH, SCREAM, IndieWire.com, TIME OUT, DELIRIUM and others. His book THE FRIGHTFEST GUIDE TO MONSTER MOVIES (FAB Press) is out this fall, and he has contributed liner notes and featurettes to a number of Blu-ray and DVD releases. Among his screenplay credits are SHADOW: DEAD RIOT and LEECHES!, and he is currently working on THE DOLL with director Dante Tomaselli.