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Black Christmas (Noël tragique, Silent Night, Evil Night)

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Keir Dullea Keir Dullea
Peter
John Saxon John Saxon
Lt. Ken Fuller
Marian Waldman Marian Waldman
Mrs. Mac
James Edmond James Edmond
Mr. Harrison
Doug McGrath Doug McGrath
Sargeant Nash


Written by
Roy Moore Roy Moore
(screenplay)


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A real slasher artefact

6 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)

11 years, 4 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

1 week, 4 days 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: 20 December 1974
UPC: 778854126992
Tags: Horror (18), Slasher (15), Christmas (12), 1974 (7), Serial Killer (5), 1970s (5), Split Personality (4), Hallucination (4), Cathedral (4), Phone Tap (4), Black Comedy (4), Rope (4), Blood (4), Small Town (3), Avant Garde (3), Children's Choir (3), Break In (3), Ice Rink (3), School (3), Mystery (3)
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JxSxPx posted a review 1 week, 4 days ago

Black Christmas

“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 stark contrast, is equally delightful but something of an antidote/tonic to the never-ending sweetness of holiday-themed products. Black Christmas is appropriately titled as the emphasis is very much on darkness, in humor and subject matter, as the film is an early stage of the slasher genre.   Black Christmas is a lean, mean little killing machine, even if the actual body count is quite small” read more

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" This one gets props right out the gate, as it is, for all intensive purposes, the first true slasher film ever made. It enjoys classic status, but not as high as that of Halloween, which did reasonably better at the box office and often overshadows Black Christmas. And while Halloween is a slightly more superior production, this is still a great film. Carpenter no doubt took some form of inspiration from it, as it sets up the basic slasher template in it's most pure form. Even "When A Stranger"


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" Familiar Actors: Olivia Hussey Keir Dullea Margot Kidder John Saxon Art Hindle Lynne Griffin Leslie Carlson and Bob Clark True Rating: 6.3/10 Body Count- 7"


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