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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