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->''When your nightmare ends, the real terror begins!''

'''''Silent Night, Deadly Night III: Better Watch Out!''''' is a 1989 SlasherMovie.

Ricky awakens from a coma due to forming a mental link with a blind [[PsychicPowers psychic]] girl. Ricky (who has a snazzy clear dome replacing the top of his head, [[BodyHorror exposing his brain and its fluids]]) becomes obsessed with the girl and stalks her as she heads to her grandmother's house for [[HorrorDoesntSettleForSimpleTuesday the holidays]], killing everyone in his way. On Ricky's trail [[Franchise/{{Halloween}} are his slightly mad doctor and a high ranking law enforcement official]].

!!This film has the examples of:

* AllJustADream: The film seems particularly fond of this trope, giving us three dream sequences in the first fifteen minutes alone.
* BadSanta: Laura encounters one during the opening dream sequence.
* BarrierBustingBlow: Ricky punching through a door to grab Jerri.
* BerserkButton: The color red sets off Ricky's murderous urges.
* BigNo: The hospital Santa's last words when Ricky closes on him.
* BlindSeer: Laura.
* BloodlessCarnage: The film borders on this; most of the deaths occur offscreen, with only the aftermath being shown. The deaths that are directly shown are fairly tame.
* BodyHorror: Due to damage to his head, Ricky has a transparent dome which exposes his brain and its fluids in place of a skullcap.
* CreatorCameo: Sirector Monte Hellman plays the poor fool that wakes up Ricky and gets killed for his trouble.
* DeathBySex: Jerri and Chris.
* DullSurprise:
** Samantha Scully (no, [[Series/TheXFiles not that one]]). Granted, she's playing a character who's blind, but still...
** There's a scene where Ricky punches through a door to attack Jerri. As his girlfriend is being throttled, Chris says "Holy shit!" in a really, really subdued manner.
* FinalGirl: Laura Anderson. Something of a subversion, though; she's seen drinking alcohol and is shown to have quite a bitchy personality, either of which is usually a death sentence in a slasher film.
* GoryDiscretionShot: The hospital receptionist getting knifed.
* GainaxEnding
* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: Ricky getting a broken stick driven through his body at the end of the film.
* KnifeNut: Ricky prefers blades in this film.
* LeaveTheCameraRunning: Early on, there's a sequence where Laura spends the better part of ''three minutes'' sitting around in the hospital waiting room, doing absolutely nothing. [[spoiler:When she gets up, though, she finds out that the receptionist has been hacked to death by Ricky]].
* MarketBasedTitle: The film became ''Blind Terror'' for its international release.
* MenacingStroll: Ricky is unable to go faster than a basic walk.
* OffWithHisHead: Ricky decapitates Craig, and puts his head on his desk.
* ThePublicDomainChannel: And all that it shows is Creator/RogerCorman's ''Film/TheTerror''.
* PsychicLink: One develops between Laura and Ricky when she unknowingly reaches him in his comatose state.
* PsychicPowers: Laura has telepathy, a skill that she shares with her granny.
* UnusuallyUninterestingSight: Ricky's brain dome. Nobody comments on it.
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