Black Christmas (1974, CDN) C-98m. ** D: Bob Clark. Starring Olivia Hussey, Keir Dullea, Margot Kidder, John Saxon, Marian Waldman, Andrea Martin, James Edmond, Doug McGrath. Horror movie with a reputation set in a sorority house around Christmas time, where a psychopath makes obscene phone calls and then starts dispatching the students. Not very suspenseful, devoid of highpoints, but still notable for being one of the first slasher movies. The ending is the best part. Interestingly, director Clark would later make the family classic A CHRISTMAS STORY (1983). Remade in 2006. Also known as SILENT NIGHT, EVIL NIGHT, and STRANGER IN THE HOUSE.

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