Violent Night Streaming Release Date: With films like Love, Falling for Christmas, and this year’s (rather excellent) Spirited, the top tier of Christmas movies is stacked with mushy family movies and romantic comedies.
The anti-Christmas catalog, featuring similarly festive films with a darker edge, is much more appealing to some audiences. There will be references to Die Hard, Lethal Weapon, Scrooged, Krampus, The Night Before Christmas, Christmas Bloody Christmas, and many more.
Here’s where to find the incredible new addition to the roster, Violent Night, which stars David Harbour as a John Wick-Esque Santa Claus who faces off against a gang of nasty thieves on Christmas Eve.
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Watch the Violent Night Trailer
The official trailer for Violent Night, which premiered in October 2022, is as violent as the name suggests. It’s unrealistic to assume that the kindly older man in the red suit will suddenly change his behavior after we first meet him.
Though he is sweet and caring with the good kids, the bad ones would be wise to avoid him at all costs. The nearly three-minute clip gives us a good idea of what’s going on and what will happen next.
But that’s not how the tale goes at all. The film’s main draw is seeing Santa in a mood we aren’t used to seeing at Christmas. The trailer suggests that Violent Night will be a full-fledged comedy, action, and thrill ride with plenty of holiday cheer.
Is Violent Night Streaming Online?
Sorry to say that’s not the case. As of this writing, there has been no confirmation that Violent Night will be made available via digital download or streaming.
It may only be released on Peacock (since Universal Pictures handles distribution) or will eventually make its way to other streaming services. But that’s just a rumor; we’ll have to see what the future holds regarding the Christmas movie’s availability on streaming services.
When Will Violent Night Arrive on Digital or DVD/VOD?
No new information about the physical release of Violent Night has been made available. DVD/Blu-ray release dates for this film could (and probably should) fall somewhere between 120 and 180 days after the film’s theatrical debut.
Yet, you can now stream Violent Night on your digital device. The movie is available for on-demand rental at many different websites. To purchase it from Amazon, click here.
I was so caught off guard when this @ViolentNight scene played in the theater, that I accidentally spit out some of my popcorn. Here are the movie’s writers (@pat_kc and @joshmillerlite) on that killer homage to Home Alone. #ViolentNight. https://t.co/YWyxYBWtod
— Josh Weiss (@JoshuaHWeiss) December 22, 2022
Violent Night Streaming Release Date
Universal Pictures’ Violent Night was released to theatres on Friday, December 2, 2022. We had an early film screening at the Universal Citywalk on November 16, 2022, for a select group of fans who couldn’t make it to the New York Comic Con premiere on October 7, 2022. Keep reading if you haven’t seen the film yet and want to know more.
Violent Night Streaming Plot
In Violent Night, we see a darker, grittier side of Santa Claus that no child (or adult) would ever guess exists. As the title implies, this will not be your typical, feel-good Christmas film. Despite the violence, the film’s Christmas setting captures the holiday spirit.
The plot revolves around Santa Claus and his journey around the world on Christmas Eve to deliver presents. But when he arrives at the estate of one particular family, a mercenary holds him at gunpoint.
His plans for the evening have been derailed, and if that wasn’t bad enough, he finds out that the family—including a young girl—is being held hostage by a band of horrible people.
Santa then transforms into his secret identity and dispatches the assailants. Thus, Santa will once again save Christmas, and the world will be at peace. Please find out how far he must go to make things right by watching the film.