We bring another 25 days of Christmas horror pick to you that is probably one of the very best holiday horror films ever made. Bob Clark’s BLACK CHRISTMAS was a moderate box office success and a critical flop upon release, but has since become a cult classic among horror aficionados and cinema buffs alike. It’s the story of a sorority house who is slowly being picked off over Christmas. The movie has the lush production values of a 70’s T.V. drama and just as much restraint in the gore department. There are also some fun scenes with a young Margot Kidder and the obscene phone caller that is, calling from, well, just watch the movie.
According to lore, the original script for the film featured murder scenes that were a lot bloodier. Clark however felt that it would be more effective if the murders were toned down and made more subtle on screen. It is also said that Clark devised the title BLACK CHRISTMAS rejecting writer Moore’s original title STOP ME.
There really isn’t anything else that says the holidays like hacked up college chicks.
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Each day leading up to December 25 we will be offering you at least one blood curdling suggestion for festive horror fun. Sometimes it will be a spooky little short, other times it will be viewing suggestions, and if you are good little monsters you may even have the chance to win Santa’s fabulous booty with fun giveaways!un giveaways!
Norm(an) Gidney is a nearly lifelong horror fan. Beginning his love for the scare at the age of 5 by watching John Carpenter's Halloween, he set out on a quest to share his passion for all things spooky with the rest of the world.