As Seen In: Silent Night, Deadly Night (1984)

Take a guess why the slasher film Silent Night, Deadly Night angered so many concerned parents back when it first opened in theaters in November 1994. Wait—befre you guess, a few clues.

For one, the movie's killer is a madman dressed in a Santa Claus costume, and, worst of all, sadistic Saint Nick prefers mutilating people over climbing down chimneys and handing out nicely wrapped presents. He's also a reprehensible pervert, as seen when he manhandles a topless coed (played by '80s scream queen deluxe Linnea Quigley) and hangs her from a deer's head.

How's that for Christmas spirit?