“Silent Night, Bloody Night” is a horror film which was also released as “Night of the Dark Full Moon” and re-released in the 1981 horror boom as “Death House”. It was directed by Theodore Gershuny and co-produced by Lloyd Kaufman. The film stars Patrick O’Neal and cult actress Mary Woronov in leading roles, with John Carradine in a supporting performance. Many of the cast and crew members were former Warhol superstars: Mary Woronov, Ondine, Candy Darling, Kristen Steen, Tally Brown, Lewis Love, filmmaker Jack Smith and artist Susan Rothenberg. It was filmed in Oyster Bay, Long Island, New York in 1972 but was not released theatrically until 1974.
People trying to sell an isolated mansion with a dark history in Massachusetts are being stalked and killed by an escaped maniac. But who is this deranged murderer and why do the local townspeople act so strange?
Directed by Theodore Gershuny, produced by Ami Artzi, Jeffrey Konvitz, Lloyd Kaufman and Frank Vitale, written by Theodore Gershuny, Jeffrey Konvitz and Ira Teller, starring Patrick O’Neal as John Carter, James Patterson as Jeffrey Butler, Mary Woronov as Diane Adams, Astrid Heeren as Ingrid, John Carradine as Charlie Towman, Walter Abel as Mayor Adams, Fran Stevens as Tess Howard, Walter Klavun as Sheriff Bill Mason, Philip Bruns as Wilfred Butler (1929) and Staats Cotsworth as Wilfred Butler (voice).