Thursday, December 25, 2014

Silent Night, Deadly Night (1984)



As a true 80's horror kid, nothing seemed more controversial as the release of Silent Night, Deadly Night.  By the time I got to see the film on video, it was apparent the marketing was better than the film itself, which is now a given for most current films.  But in revisiting the movie, it is a pretty solid film and worth the watch.

Unlike 99% of my posts here, I have not been to these locations but used some Google map images for reference.  But as this is the 30th anniversary of the film, I thought I should do some work on it for fans.   I'm not 100% complete on these locations, so will add to them as I get to them and find them.  Below are the links to the sequels which I have set-jetted before:
      Silent Night, Deadly Night 2
      Silent Night, Deadly Night 3: Better Watch Out
      Silent Night, Deadly Night 4: Initiation
      Silent Night, Deadly Night 5: The Toy Maker

Much of the film was shot in and around Heber City, Utah.  The unique mountain landscape can be seen in a few of the driving scenes....

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The police station in the film.....

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Ira's Toys was located in this storefront....





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Next are some rather random places appearing in the background during driving scenes, such as this one....
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The steakhouse is gone, but the small structure seen in the background is still there....
 

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The main street where the Ford dealership is still located...




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The police drive by these two houses on the way to the orphanage...



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I'm sad to report the orphanage building is long gone.  If it was still there, I would have made a better effort to get down there to visit it while I'm at the Sundance Film Festival.  I did include various shots of the spot where it was located and the church, shed, and other houses surrounding are still there....














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4 comments:

  1. Good job,thanks.
    Do you know where is located the mental facility?

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    1. Not yet, working on tracking that down.

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  2. do you have the physical address for these locations

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    1. in Heber City, the police station is at 25 N Main Street, Ira's Toys was at 151 N Main Street, and the church across from the orphanage (which is now torn down) is at 3450 South 3500 West.

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