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A Sequel to Violent Night Is in the Works!

Santa If there’s one thing we horror fans can’t get enough of, it’s sequels to our favorite movies, and less than a month in, 2023 is already shaping up to be a great year for sequel news. About a week ago, we found out that a follow-up to M3GAN was officially on the way, and now, I’m happy to report that another cool new genre film is getting a part two: Violent Night. In an interview with The Wrap about the killer Santa Claus movie’s home video release, director Tommy Wirkola had this to say when asked if we’d be getting a sequel:

Yes. We’re talking about it and we’re just making deals and getting everything in order…And we have some ideas, me and Pat and Josh [the writers] and the producers, we’ve been talking about where we want to take it and what we want to see.

Santa looking bloody and angry

At this point, we don’t know what Violent Night 2 (or whatever it’s going to be called) is going to be about, but Wirkola did drop a little hint about what we can expect from the follow-up. He explained that a lot of material about Santa’s mythology was cut from the first film, including “the North Pole, Mrs. Claus, [and] the elves,” so it looks like the sequel will probably explore that lore in more depth.

At any rate, he teased that he and the team “have a really, really cool idea that expands on the world and scope, but still keeping that tone that we love from the first one,” and given how well Violent Night turned out, I have faith that whatever they have in mind will be just as awesome as Wirkola says it is.

We’re also still in the dark about a potential release date for the movie, but if I had to guess, I’d say it’ll probably be here some time in the next year or two, most likely around Christmas again. 

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Written by JP Nunez

JP Nunez is a lifelong horror fan. From a very early age, he learned to love monsters, ghosts, and all things spooky, and it's still his favorite genre today. He blogs at Embrace Your Fears.

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