The last couple months of every year are usually filled with autumnal joy; many of us adore this time of year as we get our thickest blanket, our best hot chocolate and our fluffiest slippers and watch the world go by. Winter also brings about new Christmas flicks, and this year (2021) is no different. 

Silent Night is set to be a festive film like no other, as a fun family evening isn’t what it seems... 

In true British fashion, while the rest of the world faces imminent doom, a group of old friends get together once again to celebrate the magic of Christmas in a beautiful, comfy country home. 

Picture Credit: Marv Films
Picture Credit: Marv Films

However, the gathering of friends and family don’t have the luxury of being content, as the destruction of mankind is at the forefront of everyone’s minds. It does seem that even the end of the world won’t stop them partying and enjoying each other’s company, as they crack open bottle after bottle and celebrate as if they have all the time in the world. 

Unfortunately, no amount of stoicism can replace the bravery and courage they will all need for their very last night on Earth. 

The cast for this movie is absolutely brilliant, as it includes Keira Knightley (Love Actually, Pirates of the Caribbean), Matthew Goode (Downton Abbey), Roman Griffin Davis (Jojo Rabbit), Annabelle Wallis (The Mummy, Peaky Blinders), Kirby Howell-Baptiste (Cruella, Queenpins), Ṣọpé Dìrísù (Gangs of London), Rufus Jones (Stan and Ollie), with Lucy Punch (Motherland) and Lily-Rose Depp (The King). 

The trailer for Silent Night has a wonderfully dark yet festive atmosphere, and is seemingly unlike anything Christmas movie we’ve seen before. There is happiness and joy, but these emotions appear to just be masking the fear and deep concern the cast feels as they know this will be their final evening together. 

Picture Credit: Marv Films
Picture Credit: Marv Films

This feature has a unique plot, a wonderful ensemble cast, beautiful visuals and a story that has already grabbed the attention of many. 

Indiewire has stated the film to be a ‘Doomsday Christmas comedy’, while Austin Chronicle has praised the movie, saying it is ‘Darkly hilarious and heart-rending', and Moviefone states that the feature has a ‘Killer ensemble cast’. 

Silent Night will be in cinemas on December 3rd, 2021. 

Written by Melissa, who you can follow on Twitter @melissajournal

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