Film / Silent Night, Deadly Night Part 2
Consisting of about fifty percent flashbacks to the original film
, Silent Night, Deadly Night Part 2
follows Billy's brother Richard "Ricky"... Caldwell, who followed in his sibling's footsteps and grew up to be a psychotic murderer. After going on a rampage, Ricky winds up in an institution, where he tells his story to a psychiatrist named Henry Bloom. Unintentional Hilarity Ensues
But let's face it, you're probably only here
because of the Garbage Day
This film has examples of:
- Asshole Victim: Initially, Ricky kills only these. After he kills his girlfriend Jennifer, everyone is in danger.
- Attempted Rape: When Ricky was younger, he witnessed one and killed the perpetrator.
- Auto Erotica: Chip gloats about how he had his way with Jennifer in the backseat of his car. Too bad that he tells it to Ricky.
- An Axe to Grind: Ricky picks up an axe when he goes to visit Mother Superior.
- Artistic License – Physics: Ricky would also have been electrocuted while maintaining his stranglehold on Chip as he attaches the crocodile clip to his tongue.
- Ax-Crazy: Ricky, both figuratively and literally.
- Bad Santa: Ricky steals a Santa costume for the climax.
- Berserk Button: The color red sets off Ricky's murderous urges.
- Big Ol' Eyebrows: Ricky (and to a lesser extent Chip's) crazy, fluttery eyebrows.
- Black Dude Dies First: Defied. A black orderly is the first character we see other than Ricky, and despite obviously being worried that he's going to become an example of this trope, is never seen to be killed on-screen.
- Bottomless Magazines: Surprisingly enough, the film averts this — Ricky uses one bullet to kill the cop, one to kill a random bystander, one in the "Garbage Day" sequence, three to take out a car, then when he goes to commit suicide on being confronted by the cops, discovers that his revolver is out of ammo.
- Cardboard Prison: Once Ricky dispatches Dr. Bloom, he is able to saunter out of the mental hospital, laughing maniacally (though, the background noise seems to imply that he kills the orderly on the way out).
- Car Fu: Ricky kills Eddie by repeatedly driving over him.
- Catch Phrase: Ricky's "naughty", which was his last words in the last film.
- To a lesser extent, "Punish!" is one too.
- Charles Atlas Superpower: Ricky is immensely strong, capable of lifting a grown man into the air with one hand and pinning down a Jerk Jock by the throat, as well as his Made of Iron qualities.
- Clean Cut: Mother Superior is found seemingly all right, but when she's touched, it is revealed that her head has been cut cleanly off.
- Cool Car: "Ol' Red".
- Crazy-Prepared: Mother Superior keeps a second wheelchair at the bottom of the stairs, which she uses when she falls out of the first one.
- Creator Cameo: Director/co-writer/editor Lee Harry plays one of the movie patrons and cinematographer Harvey Genkins later pops up as a charity collector who Ricky kills for his Santa outfit. Co-writer Joseph H. Earle dubs his voice.
- Also of note: Harry also provides the voice of the announcer of the Christmas parade on Mother Superior's TV.
- Chewing the Scenery: Ricky
- Determinator: Ricky gets shot several times at the end. And doesn't even flinch until another officer tries shooting him with a shotgun, which finally knocks him down.
- Every Car Is a Pinto: Ricky causes a car to blow up by shooting it in the grill.
- Evil Laugh: Ricky during his shooting spree.
- Eye Awaken: In the ending.
- Eye Scream: Chip's eyes (and sunglasses) explode while he's being electrocuted by Ricky.
- Finger Wag; The quiet orderly wags his finger at Ricky when he leaves him alone with Dr. Bloom.
- For the Evulz: This become's Ricky's main motive as the film progresses. The loan shark also professes to this, flat-out telling one of his customers that he actually hopes not to be paid back the following week, just so he can beat the crap out of the customer again.
- Gun Twirling: Done by Ricky after he shoots the guy taking out his trash.
- Hollywood Nuns
- Horror Doesn't Settle for Simple Tuesday
- I Just Shot Marvin in the Face: Right after Ricky kills Chip and Jennifer, an obviously rookie cop tries to arrest him, wielding his gun in a really impractical manner which winds up resulting in his death.
- Infant Immortality: During his shooting spree, Ricky is bumped into by a little girl on a bike. He accepts her apology and moves on to kill more people.
- Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: Rocco getting impaled with an old umbrella (which pops open right before it rains).
- Jerk Jock: Chip.
- Jumping Off the Slippery Slope: Basically, when Ricky kills Jennifer, any part of him that was in any way decent is gone.
- Large Ham: Ricky.
- Loud Gulp: Jennifer gives out one when she realizes that Ricky is going to kill her.
- Made of Iron: Ricky. Shooting him just makes him crazier and it takes a blast from a shotgun to bring him down. And he survives that.
- Meet Cute: Ricky and Jennifer meet each other when she accidentally bumps into his bike with her car.
- Morality Chain: Jennifer for Ricky. When he kills her, it leads him to cause a killing spree.
- Nonchalant Dodge: To avoid an out-of-control car barreling down on him, Ricky simply does a tiny little sidestep.
- All the more impressive given that the car reportedly was never supposed to get that close to the actor. The sidestep was the actor genuinely reacting to the car bearing down on him.
- The Nth Doctor: Mother Superior is played by a different actress. To hide this, it's mentioned she had a stroke, which horribly disfigured her face somehow.
- Number of the Beast: Mother Superior's home address.
- Off with His Head!: Mother Superior (who has her head put back on her body afterward).
- Punch! Punch! Punch! Uh Oh...: Rocco punches Ricky when he is lifted up by him. All this does is provoke Ricky into stabbing him with an umbrella.
- Recursive Canon: During the movie theater scene, the footage playing is footage from the first movie.
- Scary Black Man: The orderly from the hospital. He doesn't really say much, but has a rather mean Death Glare.
- Series Continuity Error: In the first film, a priest in a Santa suit is mistaken for the killer and is fatally shot after he failed to follow a cop's order to freeze. It turns out he was deaf. But here, it's said that the deaf man who was shot dead was the janitor at the orphanage. While the film-makers don't explicitly say why they made this change, they imply on the DVD commentary that they were uneasy about the thought of killing a priest. Killing a nun is apparently just fine and dandy, though.
- Shoot the Television: Ricky sees a Christmas parade on the television and subsequently puts an axe through it.
- Smoking Barrel Blowout: Ricky does this after he's done with the "Garbage Day" kill.
- Suspiciously Similar Substitute: Sister Mary is meant to fulfil the same role as Sister Margaret in the first film. Considering the film's rather... loose attitude towards casting, it seems unusual that they didn't just try to pass off the new actress as Sister Margaret.
- That Makes Me Feel Angry: Ricky does this quite a lot, most noticeably after he somehow gets his axe stuck in a wheelchair seat in the climax, causing him to shout "I'm REALLY mad now!"
- 13 Is Unlucky: Ricky tells Dr. Bloom that he is very unlucky, as he is his 13th shrink. Dr. Bloom then retorts that 13 is his lucky number. Ricky backs this up by strangling him with the tape he's been recording with.
- Timeshifted Actor: Happens in a really odd way, as the actor playing the teenaged Ricky is actually several years older than Eric Freeman in real-life.
- Ricky looks younger at twelve when he is adopted than when he is actually at the orphanage.
- Too Dumb to Live:
- Jennifer; after Ricky fries Chip with a car battery charger. Instead of running for help or trying to placate Ricky until she can call the police, she grabs hold of him, starts screaming that he's crazy, and repeatedly shouts "I hate you, Ricky!" Naturally, this doesn't end well.
- Barely a minute after Jennifer's bout of suicidal stupidity, a policeman catches Ricky, and rather than telling Ricky to get on the ground and then making him handcuff himself, he walks up to Ricky, waves a gun in his face, and then boasts "I know how to use this." Ricky duly proves that he really, really doesn't.
- Dr. Bloom interviews Ricky unsupervised and unrestrained. He is a psychotic killer, what could go wrong? Even one of the orderlies seems aware of how idiotic this is.
- Mother Superior, instead of fleeing or calling the police, decides to taunt Ricky, who is at this stage an axe-wielding maniac, and tells him that he is being very very naughty. This goes about as well as can be expected.
- Ungrateful Bitch: Inverted. Ricky happens on a near-identical situation like his brother in the first film and flattens the attempted rapist with his own car, and this time the girl seems really pleased about Ricky's actions.
- Played straight with Jennifer.
- [Verb] This!: Ricky's Pre-Mortem One-Liner to Mother Superior when she tells him that he's being naughty is "Naughty THIS!"
- Revolvers Are Just Better
- Villain Protagonist: Ricky.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: Initially, Ricky seems to be pursuing a form of vigilante justice, but by the time of "Garbage Day", it's clear that he's just killing people for the hell of it.
- Wouldn't Hurt a Child: Ricky is confronted with a young child in the middle of his rampage. He lets her go.