Black Christmas (1974)

Black Christmas 1974

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Movie Summary

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?

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Movie Review

I thought this movie was great, for the year it came out. It wasn’t as bloody as the remake and the storyline takes a while to go by. Though, when the movie gets closer to the end, it picks up and starts getting better. I thought the death scenes were a lot more graphic, than most horror movies, around the same year. Well, besides The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.

The only thing I didn’t like about this movie was they didn’t explain Billy’s past, as much as the remake. The best thing was not seeing Billy’s face and seeing how they tried to make a twist to the movie, towards the end. It did leave the movie open for a part 2, which I would have loved to see, but I’m guessing they never decided on making a sequel to it. Even though, if you watch this version then the remake, the remake feels like a part 2, more than a remake.

As for the acting, I thought everyone played their character roles well, especially, Billy.

If you haven’t seen this movie yet, it’s worth watching, if you enjoy watching slasher type movies. If you enjoy movies like Friday The 13th and Halloween, then you’ll enjoy this one, as well. It’s great for a Christmas or holiday horror movie, as well.

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