To All a Goodnight (1980)


The movie To All a Goodnight (1980) is a Christmas-themed slasher film directed by David Hess. The story takes place at a secluded prep school where a group of teenagers is staying over the holiday break. As they celebrate and enjoy their time together, a maniacal killer dressed as Santa Claus begins stalking and murdering them one by one[4].

The movie To All a Goodnight (1980) follows the group of teenagers as they become targets of the killer’s sadistic game. As the body count rises, they must fight for their lives and uncover the identity of the masked assailant. The tension and fear escalate as they realize that the killer could be anyone among them[1].

To All a Goodnight (1980) is a classic slasher film that capitalizes on the holiday setting. The movie features a high body count and memorable kill scenes, including a crossbow bolt through the head and a garroting[1]. It is a lesser-known entry in the slasher genre but has gained a cult following for its holiday-themed horror[2].


  • Katherine Herrington as Nancy
  • Jennifer Runyon as Alex
  • Forrest Swanson as Peter
  • Linda Gentile as Melody
  • William Lauer as Blake


  • To All a Goodnight (1980) was directed by David Hess, who is best known for his role as Krug Stillo in Wes Craven’s The Last House on the Left (1972)[4].
  • The film is often considered an under-the-radar Christmas slasher, drawing inspiration from the success of Black Christmas (1974) and other holiday-themed horror films[2].



Last updated byAnonymous on November 1, 2023