Initiation: Silent Night, Deadly Night 4 (1990)

USA, 1990
35mm film, colour
Dolby, English

An American horror film directed by Brian Yuzna.

Plot Summary

A burning woman leaps to her death from a tall building. Investigations uncover a sinister cult dedicated to the Egyptian god Isis who are looking for a new queen.


Directed by: Brian Yuzna
© 1990 Silent Films, Inc.
Silent Films presents a Richard N. Gladstein production. A Brian Yuzna film
Executive Producer: Ronna B. Wallace
Produced by: Richard N. Gladstein
Associate Producer: Peter Teschner
Screenplay by: Woody Keith
Story: S.J. Smith, Arthur H. Gorson, Brian Yuzna
Director of Photography: Philip Holahan
Film Editor: Peter Teschner
Music Composer: Richard Band
Sound Mixer: Alex Wilkinson
Costume Designer: Marie Blom
Key Make-up/Hair: Taye Loren
Surrealistic Visual Design & Effects: Screaming Mad George
Production Designer: Gilbert Mercier

Maud Adams (Fima)
Tommy Hinkley (Hank)
Allyce Beasley (Janice)
Clint Howard (Ricky)
Neith Hunter as Kim
Marjean Holden (Jane)
Jeanne Bates (Katherine)
Laurel Lockhart (Ann)
Ben Slack (Gus)
Conan Yuzna (Lonnie)
Hugh Fink (Jeff)
Richard N. Gladstein (Woody)
Reggie Bannister (Eli)
Glen Chin (Jo the butcher)
Ilsa Setzoil (Li)
David Wells (Detective Burt)
Dani Klein (woman in bookstore)
Ashley, Adele Daniller, Dienna Kirby, Linda Limone, Ron Martin, Elizabeth Minor, Cassie Vallarano (extras)

Alternative Titles

Bugs – UK
Silent Night, Deadly Night 4: Initiation
Welcome to Hell – West German (video)

Sequel to
Silent Night, Deadly Night (1984)
Silent Night, Deadly Night Part 2 (1987)
Silent Night, Deadly Night 3: Better Watch Out! (1989)

Silent Night, Deadly Night 5: The Toy Maker (1992)

See also
Rosemary’s Baby (1968)



  • Cinefantastique vol.21 no.6 (June 1991) p.59 – review (by David Wilt)
  • Variety 14 January 1991 – credits, review


  • Horror and Science Fiction Films IV by Donald C. Willis p.253