Saturday, January 22, 2011

BLACK CHRISTMAS (1974) (aka SILENT NIGHT, EVIL NIGHT and STRANGER IN THE HOUSE)


Black Christmas / Silent Night Evil Night / Stranger In The House Movie Review

Around Christmas, a sorority house keeps getting strange phone calls and eventually start getting killed off one by one. This 1974 film, which inspired a remake in 2006, is considered somewhat of a classic horror film, but watching it, I couldn’t help but wonder why. Yes, maybe it is a bit ahead of its time, but overall it is a fairly boring movie. None of the death scenes are really interesting, or even shown for that matter. There is one thing it is known for, and deserves credit for, and that is the idea of the killer calling from inside the house.

Wait, so you're saying you're IN the house?!

Otherwise it is a fairly tame horror. There are a couple pretty good performances though. Margot Kidder (Superman 1 2, Halloween 2) is good as Barb, the mean sister of the group, and Olivia Hussey (It) is equally as impressive as Jess, the lead female (neither is bad on the eyes either). Overall I found this to be a fairly average, highly overrated film. Note the film was also released under the names Silent Night, Evil Night and Stranger In The House.

On A Scale Of One To Ten: 5

Black Christmas Movie Trailer 

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