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Black Christmas (Silent Night, Evil Night) (1974)

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Starring (View all)
Keir Dullea Keir Dullea
Peter
John Saxon John Saxon
Lt. Ken Fuller
Doug McGrath Doug McGrath
Sargeant Nash
Art Hindle Art Hindle
Chris Hayden
Lynne Griffin Lynne Griffin
Clare Harrison


Written by
Roy Moore Roy Moore
(screenplay)


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A real slasher artefact

9 years, 11 months ago at Dec 20 2:49
2 votes
"Filthy Billy, I know what you did nasty Billy!"

If you thought A Christmas Story was the only Christmas classic on director Bob Clark's résumé, think again. Almost a decade before delivering the saga of young Ralphie and his want for a BB gun, Clark directed 1974's Black Christmas; a Yuletide-themed horror flick which became one of the most influential slashers of the 1970s. Look... read more

Black Christmas (1974)

14 years, 3 months ago at Aug 8 5:31
1 vote
I thought this movie, for whatever reason, would be better than it was. Even allowing for the year it was made, it wasn't terribly good. The acting was not great, and the story sucked. Not sure that I want to even bother with the remake after watching this one, which had drunken college girls allowing children to drink alcohol in it, among all the rest of the bad storyline.

Black Christmas

3 years ago at Nov 29 20:26
1 vote
Director Bob Clark seems preoccupied with the yuletide as his two most beloved creations, this film and A Christmas Story, examine the holiday through vastly different prisms. A Christmas Story is delightful as it alternates between the saccharine undertones of nostalgia and spiky bits of humor, yet it’s an understandable piece of pop culture ephemera for the seasonal period. Black Christmas, by... read more
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It's time for Christmas break, and the sorority sisters make plans for the holiday, but the strange anonymous phone calls are beginning to put them on edge. When Clare disappears, they contact the police, who don't express much concern. Meanwhile Jess is planning to get an abortion, but boyfriend Peter is very much against it. The police finally begin to get concerned when a 13-year-old girl is found dead in the park. They set up a wiretap to the sorority house, but will they be in time to prevent a sorority girl attrition problem?
Release date: 11 October 1974
UPC: 778854126992
Tags: Horror (20), Slasher (15), Christmas (14), 1974 (7), Serial Killer (6), 1970s (5), Abortion (4), Black Comedy (4), Cathedral (4), Blood (4), Split Personality (4), Hallucination (4), Rope (4), Phone Tap (4), Mystery (3), Canada (3), School (3), Telephone (3), Small Town (3), Avant Garde (3)
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Black Christmas

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