Black Christmas (1974)

Directed by Bob Clark.  Written by Roy Moore.  Starring Olivia Hussey, Keir Dullea, Margot Kidder and John Saxon.

Plot: essentially this is a story about a Crazytown guy who kills some sorority sisters during Christmas break

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The killer is in the house!  It’s classic.  It’s entertaining.  Unfortunately, it’s also kind of  irritating.  We are very liberal people, but when Olivia just casually informs Peter that she’s pregnant with his baby, is getting an abortion and won’t marry him, we think she’s an awful bitch and no longer care if she dies.  As a matter of fact, the movie only gets Likable Protagonist points for Peter (Keir Dullea), who’s fault it isn’t that he’s surrounded by such crazy young women.

Speaking a little more generally, the movie downright bored DJ.  There was no back story, no motive, no rules and no boob shots.  I mean, it’s a 70’s slasher and there’s no boob shots?!  What?!!  There was some really fucking foul language though.  Be ready for that.

Lastly, just some annoying questions I have, but why didn’t everyone search the ENTIRE house?  Why did they leave her all “alone” in the house?  And how in the hell did no one see the girl sitting in the rocking chair by the window?  Ugh!!!

Despite all this I give the whole movie a 48/100.  It’s a mediocre slasher attempt, but definitely entertaining enough for me to pass the time.  DJ however, wasn’t entertained and only gave it a 36.

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About TaraRomero

I suppose I could list my favorite movies here, but instead I'll give you a strange glimpse into what makes me TaraRomero. 1. When I'm alone I like to sing really loudly to songs I know really well and pretend I'm actually good at it. 2. I am a bonified Hiddlestoner. 3. I have kept a journal for the last 25 years and I still own every one of them. 4. I like ordering travel magazines and picking out trips I'm going to take when I'm rich. 5. I'm currently worrying about my brother. I always worry about my brother. He's younger and it's my job. 6. If I knew I was dying in one hour, I would type a very strange email and then go spend time with my family (including my fur babies). 7. The best non-horror movie I've seen recently is The Giant Mechanical Man. 8. I am obsessed with Bob's Burgers and I watch one episode every night before I go to bed. 9. If I had a son I'd name him Malachai (as in Christian Mythology). If I had a daughter I'd name her Antigone (as in Greek Mythology). 10. My favorite band is and I supposed always will be, Matchbox Twenty. However, the music has become more upbeat lately and I don't like it as much. Just being honest.
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