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Black Christmas (2006)

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An escaped maniac returns to his childhood home on Christmas Eve, which is now a sorority house, and begins to murder the sorority sisters one by one.

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In the 70's, the boy Billy is born with yellow skin due to a liver disease and his dysfunctional mother rejects him. Later he witnesses his mother and her lover killing his beloved father and burying him in the basement of their house, and he is locked in the attic alone along his childhood. When he is a teenager, he is sexually abused by his mother and she has a baby girl called Agnes. During Christmas, the deranged Billy escapes from his imprisonment, kills his mother and stepfather and blinds one eye of Agnes. He is declared insane and his sister is sent to an orphanage. In the present days, Billy escapes from the Clark Sanatorium to spend Christmas with his family. Meanwhile, his former house is the Delta Alpha Kappa sorority house in the campus of the Clement University, and the housemother and the sisters Kelli Presley, Dana, Lauren Hannon, Megan, Heather, Megan Helms, Melissa and Eve Agnew are preparing the house for Christmas party in a stormy night while Clair Crosby is in ... Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Rated R for strong horror violence and gore, sexuality, nudity and language | See all certifications »

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25 December 2006 (USA)  »

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$9,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£367,743 (UK) (17 December 2006)

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$16,235,293 (USA) (11 February 2007)
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After this film's critical and financial failure Bob Clark began work on a straight up sequel to the original film with Clark as director and Olivia Hussey and John Saxon reprising their roles of Jess and Lt. Ken Fuller respectively with Jess being the new house mother of the sorority house. His untimely passing however prevented this idea from ever coming to fruition. See more »

Goofs

When Billy stabs his stepfather in the eye, the blade comes out of the back of his head with the eye facing pupil-out, although that could not happen if the blade went through his eye. See more »

Quotes

Agnes: [Indicating to all the corpses in the attic] They're my family now.
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Crazy Credits

The final credits include the message "Goodbye, Shirley," in tribute to composer Shirley Walker, a frequent collaborator with director Glen Morgan. Walker passed away in November 2006, before "Black Christmas"' release. See more »

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Soundtracks

(Everybody's Waitin' for) The Man with the Bag
Written by Dudley Brooks (as Dudley A. Brooks), Hal Stanley (as Harold Stanley) and Irving Taylor
Performed by Kay Starr
Courtesy of Capitol Records
Under license from EMI Film & Television Music
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A Fun and Gory Slasher Flick
6 April 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Let me start by saying, this is by absolutely NO means scary. It is just a fun and gory way to kill time.

I don't understand people's hate for this film. It's a LOT better than the shitty PG-13 remakes that have been sweeping the nation. Sure... it's nothing like the original but... It's definitely not a bad movie.

My only problem with it is this... The main character (Katie Cassidy) does not have enough character development. She is a boring heroine. I wish they had made Melissa (Michelle Trachtenburg) the main character. She was a lot more interesting.

Overall this was a halfway decent flick. Not scary. But definitely fun and entertaining.

8/10


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