Psycho Xmas: SILENT NIGHT, DEADLY NIGHT III: BETTER WATCH OUT! (1989)
The movie starts with a way-bright-than-it-needs-to-be dream sequence where our main character, Laura (who's blind, by the way), is sitting on Santa's lap as a grown adult, until he pulls a knife on her and she awakens screaming at the top of her lungs. Which, let me just say, watching this scene on an old VHS, can be ear-piercing!
And then we find out that she's one room over from Ricky Caldwell (this time played by genre fave Bill Moseley), the killer from SILENT NIGHT, DEADLY NIGHT PART 2 (Billy's little brother).
Apparently, the doctor(s) involved are attempting to use Laura's psychic abilities to find out the inner workings of Ricky -- basically trying to "cure" serial killers. Sounds lame, and it really is. But the movie does have its moments. For example, there's a scene near the end of the film where one of the characters tells Ricky, "Is it live, or is it Memorex?" If that doesn't date the movie, I don't know what will.
Oh, and he has a "damaged" lazy eye.
There's not a whole lot to say about SNDN3, due to the fact that it's a pretty cut-and-dry slasher movies. Although, it doesn't really become a slasher until like the last 15-20 minutes of the running time.
Oh, and despite the fact that it appears that our killer Ricky has perished once more, I guess the filmmakers figured it would be a neat little Easter egg to give Ricky a couple more seconds of screen time right before the credits.
"And a happy...new...year," Ricky says, before cracking a smile and fading to black.
And then this happened, present day...the other day...
@nickmeece how could you forget?!!!!
— Bill Moseley (@choptopmoseley) November 26, 2014
...Bill Moseley called me out on Twitter for forgetting that he was in SNDN3. Shame on me.
Coming up next, 1990's SILENT NIGHT, DEADLY NIGHT 4: INITIATION.