Many children around the world can’t sleep on Christmas Eve because of the excitement that Santa Claus brings; I couldn’t sleep for fear he’d murder me with an axe. That’s part of being brought up with classic horror movies such as Tri-Star Pictures’ 1984 Silent Night, Deadly Night. Now, Anchor Bay would like to re-awaken my old nightmares as they’ve picked up rights to Silent Night, a modern interpretation based loosely on the original. The picture, from The Genre Company and Inferno’s Ember Productions, was scripted by Jayson Rothwell (The Order of the Seven) and will be directed by Steven C. Miller (The Aggression Scale). Silent Night will also star Malcolm McDowell (Halloween) as Sheriff Cooper, “a small-town hero ready for some big-time action.” Hit the jump for more on Silent Night.