Silent Night, Deadly Night Part 2 is a 1987 American black comedy slasher film edited, co-written with Joseph H. Earle, and directed by Lee Harry. It is the sequel to 1984's Silent Night, Deadly Night, and was followed by Silent Night, Deadly Night 3: Better Watch Out! in 1989. Its plot focuses on Ricky Caldwell, the brother of Billy Chapman, and his own trauma regarding his parents' Christmas Eve murders, which triggers his own killing spree. The film relies heavily on flashbacks, utilizing approximately 40 minutes of archive footage from the original film. It is the only Silent Night, Deadly Night film to not be released in November.
The film was heavily criticised due to the excessive use of footage from the original film. However, the film does have an audience with slasher fans/horror fans, and has gained a cult following as a black comedy, due to Freeman's performance. In addition, the scene in which Ricky shoots a man who is taking out his trash after shouting the phrase "Garbage Day!" became an Internet meme.