Black Christmas: Shane Harvey
Gregory Kirschling
January 03, 2007 AT 05:00 AM EST

Black Christmas

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
R
runtime
84 minutes
Wide Release Date
12/25/06
performer
Katie Cassidy, Lacey Chabert, Oliver Hudson, Michelle Trachtenberg, Mary Elizabeth Winstead
director
Glen Morgan
distributor
Dimension Films
author
Glen Morgan
genre
Horror, Mystery and Thriller

We gave it a D

The nutcase in Black Christmas eats eyeballs. He also chomps on snow-angel cookies made out of the flesh off his dead mom’s back. Yet Christmas is not an endurance-test torturama like Saw and its offspring. A remake of one of the first slasher movies ever, it’s old-school stupid instead — a return to horror roots that plays like ineptly filmed nostalgia, complete with hot sorority girls stuck inside a snowed-in house, a gratuitous shower scene, projectile but still restrained gore, and (here’s what really kills it) twice as many accidental laughs as scares.

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