The saga of Ricky Caldwell has come to a close and SILENT NIGHT, DEADLY NIGHT 4: INITIATION starts anew (although there is a homeless character named Ricky, played by Clint Howard, who could very well be Ricky Caldwell).  I knew this little tidbit going into SNDN4, but I didn't let it deter me, for I was (am) on a quest to slice my way through the SILENT NIGHT, DEADLY NIGHT franchise.

Like my viewing and subsequent rundown of SNDN3, I was only able to obtain a VHS copy of INITIATION.  But unlike BETTER WATCH OUT!, this one didn't have embedded subtitles!  Yay -- minor victory.

The film revolves around a coven of witches, and the initiation process to join the coven.

A woman who works for the local news takes it upon herself to investigate the recent the death of a woman who fell from the roof of a building in flames.  A mysterious homeless guy named Ricky (Clint Howard) -- and I don't believe this is supposed to be the Ricky from SNDN2 -- shows up and is in and out of the entire movie.

In all, INITIATION is a very forgettable movie.  In fact, after just viewing the film, I've already forgotten a large chunk of the film.  That should tell you something.  This movie really has no business belonging in the SILENT NIGHT, DEADLY NIGHT series.

So, now...I'm off to watch 1991's SILENT NIGHT, DEADLY NIGHT 5: THE TOY MAKER...
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