A young man inherits a house in which his grandfather died in a fire. The house had been used as an insane asylum. When he puts it up for sale an axe wielding madman is hiding there and threatening anyone who comes near the house. Who is this deranged murderer and why do the local townspeople act so strange? in the 70s, Silent Night Bloody Night was primarily a drive-in theater B movie before disappearing into obscurity. However, in the mid-1980s the film was featured on Elvira's Movie Macabre where it's exposure would begin a cult following. HD Restoration from 35 mm Film Elements. A Film Chest Restored Version.