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Black Christmas

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Black Christmas
Black Christmas: Shane Harvey

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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