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
So much goodness!
Absolute classic. Those phone calls are intense. Olivia Hussey is great in...the first ever final girl? One of the first, at the very least.
What a classic. I loved every bit of this. The setup was so well done with such an amazing presence.
I wanted to love this, seeing as how Bob Clark created a brilliantly dark atmosphere by subverting the normally welcoming Sorority House setting in which the characters inhabit. The pacing of the film felt incredibly uneven, though I must say the action towards the end of the film was incredibly harrowing