Directed by Bob Clark
During a festive Yuletide party, a group of sorority sisters receive a creepy call from someone who claims he’s going to kill them all. The girls soon realize the threats were serious, when one by one, they each fall prey to the mysterious maniac. After directing two relatively ignored horror flicks which later became cult classics (CHILDREN SHOULDN’T PLAY WITH DEAD THINGS & DEATHDREAM), a Christmas miracle made Bob Clark’s 1974 classic a hit. A huge influence on John Carpenter’s HALLOWEEN, BLACK CHRISTMAS is frequently credited with helping spawn the slasher subgenre.
This horror classic about a killer stalking sorority girls on Xmas helped spawn the slasher genre.
Cast: Olivia Hussey, Keir Dullea, Margot Kidder
This movie is scary in the sense that it is believable and feels more realistic in a way. Although it has some rough spots, I enjoy this movie greatly, especially around Christmas.
Seen for the first time today, and wish I had seen this several years ago. A true classic, must see.
3 skulls purely because this was one of the first slashers and I am thankful for the entire catalog that came after, but this.....is not great. Have definitely seen much worse, but could have been so much better.
I definitely want to see the 2000’s Black Christmas on Shudder.
this movie scared the shit out of me when i was a kid. still holds up absolute classic, probably wouldnt have the icons like michael and jason without this one.