Yes, the ’80s gave us a Chuck Norris slasher film. It was awesome.
Back in 1982, the slasher craze of the time collided with the rising popularity of Chuck Norris’ career to form the hybrid flick Silent Rage, which saw Norris (as a badass Sheriff, because duh) doing battle with a re-animated, superhuman monster named John Kirby; it’s basically Chuck Norris vs. Michael Myers, and Kirby even wears a blue jumpsuit in case you didn’t get that.
The ’80s were something special, my friends.
Why are we talking about Silent Rage today? Because Mill Creek Entertainment just announced that they’re bringing the oddball gem to Blu-ray for the very first time later this year. They haven’t yet announced a date but they did unveil the trailer for the release, which shows the flick looking considerably better than it ever has before. You can check that trailer out below.
In Silent Rage…
Chuck Norris, six-time World Karate Champion, stars in his first suspense film as the tough, street-fighting sheriff of a small Texas town terrorized by a psychotic killer.
Sheriff Stevens (Norris) is faced with the dilemma of stopping the invincible murderer, made virtually indestructible through genetic engineering. A young group of researchers are responsible for developing the genetically altering serum, and the head of the research institute is determined to continue the experiments, regardless of the consequences.