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Black Christmas -- A group of six sorority sisters - Kelli (Katie Cassidy), Dana (Lacey Chabert), Lauren (Crystal Lowe), Megan (Jessica Harmon), Heather (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) and Melissa (Michelle Trachtenberg) and their house mother (Andrea Martin) are settling in for Christmas Break. Their seasonal serenity and good cheer is defiled by unsettling and threatening phone calls.  Then, one of their own goes missing  and the girls are soon being slaughtered one by one. Based on Bob Clark's 1974 horror classic, writer-director Glen Morgan's retelling slays audiences December 25th.
Black Christmas -- 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. A remake of the 1974 horror movie, Black Christmas (1974).


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Writers (WGA):
Glen Morgan (screenplay)
Roy Moore (1974 screenplay)
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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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Katie Cassidy ... Kelli Presley

Michelle Trachtenberg ... Melissa

Mary Elizabeth Winstead ... Heather Fitzgerald

Lacey Chabert ... Dana

Kristen Cloke ... Leigh Colvin

Andrea Martin ... Barbara 'Ms. Mac' MacHenry

Crystal Lowe ... Lauren Hannon

Oliver Hudson ... Kyle Autry

Karin Konoval ... Billy's Mother
Dean Friss ... Agnes - 16 & 22 Years

Robert Mann ... Billy Lenz - 20 & 35 Years

Jessica Harmon ... Megan Helms

Leela Savasta ... Clair Crosby
Kathleen Kole ... Eve Agnew

Cainan Wiebe ... Billy Lenz - 5 & 12 Years

Christina Crivici ... Agnes - 8 Years
Howard Siegel ... Lover / Stepfather
Peter Wilds ... Frank Lenz

Ron Selmour ... Security Guard

Michael Adamthwaite ... Santa

Peter New ... Sanitarium Orderly

Christian Sloan ... Richard Steinmetz

Alycia Purrott ... Candy Striper

Juan Riedinger ... Morgue Attendant

Aaron Pearl ... Bludworth
Peggy Logan ... Nurse

Jill Teed ... News Reporter

Peggy Jo Jacobs ... Weathergirl

Jerry Wasserman ... Medical Examiner
Derek McIver ... Orderly
Evan Adams ... Doctor

Jody Racicot ... Attendant

Anne Marie DeLuise ... Kelli's Mother
Greg Kean ... Kelli's Father
Kent Kubena ... Reindeer
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Wendy Buss ... Security (uncredited)

Directed by
Glen Morgan 
Writing credits
Glen Morgan (screenplay)

Roy Moore (1974 screenplay)

Produced by
Marty Adelstein .... producer
Marc Butan .... executive producer
Bob Clark .... executive producer
Mark Cuban .... executive producer
Ogden Gavanski .... co-producer
Steven Hoban .... producer
Kent Kubena .... co-producer
Satsuki Mitchell .... co-producer
Glen Morgan .... producer
Scott Nemes .... executive producer
Dawn Parouse .... producer
Noah Segal .... executive producer
Victor Solnicki .... producer
Mike Upton .... co-producer
Todd Wagner .... executive producer
James Wong .... producer
Original Music by
Shirley Walker 
Cinematography by
Robert McLachlan 
Film Editing by
Chris G. Willingham  (as Chris Willingham)
Casting by
John Papsidera 
Production Design by
Mark S. Freeborn  (as Mark Freeborn)
Art Direction by
Tony Wohlgemuth 
Set Decoration by
Mark Lane 
Costume Design by
Gregory Mah 
Makeup Department
Maria Ayne .... assistant makeup artist: additional photography
Chris Devitt .... special makeup effects artist
Paul Edwards .... key hair stylist
Paul Edwards .... key hair stylist: additional photography
Joann Fowler .... key makeup artist: additional photography (as JoAnn Fowler)
Catherine Graham .... first assistant hair stylist: additional photography
Diane Holme .... assistant hair stylist (as Dianne Holme)
Diane Holme .... key hair stylist: additional photography (as Dianne Holme)
Warren Kirshner .... assistant special effects makeup artist: additional photography (as Warren Kirschener)
Fern Levin .... assistant makeup artist: additional photography
Toby Lindala .... special effects makeup artist: additional photography
Rob Miller .... contact lenses
Geoff Redknap .... special makeup effects artist
Juliana Vit .... assistant makeup artist
Production Management
Chris Foss .... production manager: additional photography
Penny Gibbs .... unit production manager
Cynthia Nicolella .... post-production supervisor (as Cynthia Nicolella Olkie)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Trevor Brokop .... third assistant director
Eddy Hardy .... third assistant director: additional photography
Jack Hardy .... first assistant director
Jack Hardy .... first assistant director: additional photography
Brad Jubenville .... second assistant director: additional photography
Trevor McWhinney .... third assistant director: additional photography
Dan Miller .... trainee assistant director
Dave T. Nall .... trainee assistant director: additional photography (as Dave Nall)
Roger Scott Russell .... second assistant director (as Roger S. Russell)
Kevin Speckmaier .... first assistant director: second unit
Rob Vouriot .... first assistant director: additional photography
Riley Walsh .... first assistant director: additional photography
Riley Walsh .... second assistant director: additional photography
Art Department
Cal Barnett .... lead greens
Bob Bottieri .... graphics designer (as Chris Buffett)
Katharina Brand .... set dresser
Travis J. Brooks .... greensman (as Travis Brooks)
James Bruder .... construction foreman: additional photography
Steve Catou .... paint coordinator: additional photography
Penny A. Chalmers .... set decorator: additional photography (as Penny Chalmers)
Michael Crozier .... paint foremen
Nancy Ford .... assistant art director
Douglas Foreman .... buyer: additional photography
Mark S. Freeborn .... production designer: additional photography (as Mark Freeborn)
Jilly Geer .... dresser: additional photography
Antonio Germinario .... assistant property master
David Hadaway .... set designer
Wes Harmer .... art department production assistant
Lyall Heighton .... construction coordinator: additional photography (as Lyle Heighton)
Catherine Ircha .... set designer
Zoe Jirik .... set decorator buyer: additional photography
Iesza Jessica Jordan .... props builder (as Iesza Snowdon)
Michael Joy .... production designer: additional photography
Alex Kutschera .... property master
Alex Kutschera .... property master: additional photography
Sierra Laflamme .... on-set dresser: additional photography (as Sierra LaFlamme)
Mark Lane .... set decorator: additional photography
Mike Lilley .... graphic designer: additional photography
Laurie Marsh .... lead dresser: additional photography
Krista McCambridge .... paint lead hand
Brad McMurray .... assistant set decorator
Roxanne Methot .... assistant art director: additional photography
Woodrow Morrison .... on-set dresser: additional photography
Ian O'Brian .... assistant set decorator: additional photography
David Parke .... lead dresser
Michelle Pitney .... set dec buyer
Colin R. Potter .... dresser: additional photography (as Colin Potter)
Mike Rennison .... construction coordinator
Mike Rennison .... construction coordinator: additional photography
Paul Rinaldi .... construction foreman
Jenny Seinen .... head painter
Jenny Seinen .... paint coordinator
Jenny Seinen .... paint coordinator: additional photography
Wayne Smith .... scenic artist
James Steuart .... art director: additional photography (as Jim Steuart)
David Paul Hewitt White .... on-set dresser (as Paul White)
James Willcock .... set decorator buyer: additional photography
Martin Wing .... assistant property master
Martin Wing .... props buyer
Sound Department
Martin Borycki .... sound mixer: second unit, additional photography (as Martin Boryicki)
John Cannon .... assistant sound editor
Dino Dimuro .... sound effects editor
Jason George .... additional sound
Nerses Gezalyan .... foley mixer
Nerses Gezalyan .... sound mixer
Dave Griffiths .... boom operator (as David Griffiths)
Michael Hawley .... sound mixer: additional photography
J. Stanley Johnston .... sound re-recording mixer (as Stanley Johnston)
Ken Lee .... boom operator: second unit, additional photography
Craig Mann .... stage recordist
Roderick Matte .... boom operator: additional photography
Dave McMoyler .... supervising sound editor
James Moriana .... foley artist
Nancy Nugent .... dialogue editor (as Nancy Kyong Nugent)
Michelle Pazer .... dialogue editor
Patrick Ramsay .... sound mixer
Jamie Ritharom-Umbras .... sound editor
Sebastian Salm .... sound mixer: additional photography
Melissa Sherwood Hofmann .... sound re-recording mixer (as Melissa Hoffman)
Colin Smith .... boom operator: additional photography
Naan Spiess .... cable person
Jon Title .... sound effects editor
Tim Walston .... sound designer
Jeffrey Wilhoit .... foley artist
Scott Aitken .... sound mixer: additional photography (uncredited)
Christopher Cleator .... adr recordist (uncredited)
Jed M. Dodge .... dialogue editor (uncredited)
Ben Wilkins .... sound effects editor (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Rory Cutler .... special effects coordinator: additional photography
Bleau Fortier .... special effects assistant: additional photography
W. David McGuire .... special effects assistant: additional photography (as Dave MacGuire)
Wayne Szybunka .... special effects coordinator: additional photography
Chris Hatchwell .... special effects assistant (uncredited)
Steve Janz .... special effects foreman (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Joseph Alaniz .... digital intermediate coordinator: iO Film (as Joe Alaniz)
Brian Beard .... digital intermediate editor: iO Film
Doug Campbell .... visual effects executive producer: SPIN West VFX
Andy Chan .... digital compositor: Soho VFX
Dheer Chaudhary .... 3D animator: Soho VFX
Howard Cohen .... production executive: iO Film
Mark Della Rosa .... 3D animator: Soho VFX
Ralph Dickinson .... digital intermediate producer: iO Film
Christopher Dusendschon .... digital imaging supervisor: iO Film (as Christopher Dusendschön)
Evan Edelist .... executive in charge of production: iO Film
Bryan Howard .... 3D animator: Soho VFX
Terry Hutcheson .... visual effects producer: Spin West
Anna Ivanova .... digital compositor: SOHO VFX
Michael John Koetter .... digital intermediate editor: iO Film (as Michael Koetter)
Athena Kouverianos .... production coordinator: Soho VFX
Michael Kowalski .... visual effects supervisor: Soho VFX
Tim Krubsack .... production executive: iO Film
Julie Landholt .... title graphics: iO Film (as J. Kathryn Landholt)
Petra Lendvai-Lintner .... project manager: Spin West
Matthew Lynch .... visual effects producer: Soho VFX
Allan Magled .... visual effects supervisor: Soho VFX
Alex Manita .... 3D animator: Soho VFX
Dave McGhie .... digital compositor: Spin West
Hailey Moore .... digital compositor: Soho VFX
Kevin Mullican .... color science/imaging r&d: iO Film
Mihaela Orzea .... digital compositor: Soho VFX
Michael Ranalletta .... digital compositor: Spin West (as Mike Ranalletta)
Jorge Razon .... 3D animator: Soho VFX
Mark T. Reid .... digital compositor: Spin West (as Mark Reid)
Keith Sellers .... 3D animator: Soho VFX
Shervin Shoghian .... lead digital compositor: Soho VFX
Bryan Smeall .... digital compositor: Soho VFX
Michael Todd Smith .... systems support: Soho VFX
James Tichenor .... visual effects supervisor
Robert Beebe .... digital effects technician: iO FILM (uncredited)
Daniel A. Murray .... visual effects software engineer (uncredited)
Ryan Reeb .... visual effects (uncredited)
James Bamford .... stunts
Krista Bell .... stunts
Dustin Brooks .... stunts
Richard Brooks .... stunts
Kirk Caouette .... stunts
Laura Lee Connery .... stunts
Crystal Dalman .... stunts
Dave Hospes .... stunt coordinator: additional photography
David Jacox .... stunts (as David Jocox)
Tony Morelli .... stunt coordinator: additional photography
Tony Morelli .... stunts (as Toni Morelli)
Sharon Simms .... stunts
Paul Becker .... stunt double (uncredited)
Colin Decker .... stunt safety (uncredited)
Duane Dickinson .... stunts (uncredited)
Marny Eng .... stunt double (uncredited)
Rob Hayter .... stunt double (uncredited)
Jon Kralt .... stunt double: Oliver Hudson (uncredited)
Anna Mercedes Morris .... stunt double (uncredited)
Jennifer Mylrea .... stunt double (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
John Adams .... gaffer: additional photography
Kelly Anderson .... best boy rigging grip
Robert Beebe .... digital imaging technician: iO Film
Steve Berg .... grip: additional photography
Kevin Black .... key grip: additional photgraphy
Fraser Boyle .... key grip
Cory Budney .... first assistant camera: "a" camera, additional photography (as Corey Budney)
Stefan Burianyk .... dolly grip: additional photography, second unit
T.C. Chapman .... gaffer: second unit, additional photography
George Collins .... video assist operator: additional photography
Pat Cronin .... first assistant camera: "a" camera, additional photography (as Patrick Cronin)
Pat Cronin .... first assistant camera: "b" camera (as Patrick Cronin)
Pat Cronin .... second assistant camera: "a" camera (as Patrick Cronin)
Ishi Dinim .... camera trainee: additional photography (as Ishi dinhim)
Ishi Dinim .... film loader
Jason Dryden .... grip
Dean Friss .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Dean Friss .... first assistant camera: "a" camera, additional photography
Scott Gray .... best boy grip
Cynthia Greer .... second assistant camera: "b" camera, additional photography
Shane Harvey .... still photographer
Seth Hettrick .... key rigging grip
Gilbert Jamault .... generator operator
David Kershaw .... best boy: additional photography, second unit
Tom Kolafa .... rigging gaffer
Burton 'Joe' Kuchera .... gaffer (as Burton Kuchera)
Cary Lalonde .... first assistant camera: "b" camera, additional photography (as Carey LaLonde)
Jason Lexa .... best boy: second unit, additional photography
Philip Linzey .... camera operator: "a" camera, additional photography (as Phil Linzey)
Philip Linzey .... director of photography: additional photography (as Phil Linzey)
George Majoros .... second assistant camera: "b" camera, additional photography
Matt Margolis .... grip
David Fred Masselink .... digital imaging technician: iO Film
Casey McIntyre .... video assist operator: additional photography
Casey McIntyre .... video assist
Richard McSweeney .... loader: additional photography (as Rich McSweeney)
Tim Milligan .... dolly grip
Keith Mukai .... lamp operator: additional photography
Mark Murphy .... lamp operator: additional photography
Miriam Needoba .... second assistant camera: "b" camera, additional photography (as Myriam Needoba)
Robert L. O'Hara .... dolly grip: additional photography (as Robert O'Hara)
John Ogis .... lamp operator: additional photography
Jos Oman .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Vince Phillips .... key grip: additional photography, second unit
Michael Potts .... video assist operator: second unit, additional photography
Robert Redford .... generator operator: additional photography
James Salberg .... dolly grip
Kevin Stachow .... dimmer board operator
Owen Stambuck .... best boy grip: additional photography
Gary Viola .... camera operator: "b" camera, additional photography
Cam Waldie .... best boy electric (as Cameron Waldie)
Katie Weekley .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Mark Weinhaupl .... second assistant camera: "b" camera, additional photography
Peter Wilke .... Steadicam operator
Peter Wilke .... camera operator: "b" camera
John D. Williams .... electrician (as John Williams)
Marcel Williams .... still photographer: additional photography
Greg Wilson .... best boy: additional photography
Bruce Worrall .... camera operator: "b" camera, additional photography
Bruce Worrall .... director of photography: second unit, additional photography
Jack Wright .... lamp operator: second unit, additional photography
Michael Wrinch .... camera operator: "a" camera
Michael Wrinch .... camera operator: "a" camera, additional photography (as Mike Wrinch)
Bernie Young .... best boy grip
Paul Chorney .... grip (uncredited)
Geoffrey James Dixon .... best boy (uncredited)
Geoffrey James Dixon .... gaffer: second unit (uncredited)
Lee Gibeau .... best boy grip: re-shoots (uncredited)
Morgan McLachlan .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Animation Department
Corey Bramall .... digital artist
Casting Department
Heike Brandstatter .... casting associate: additional photography
Heike Brandstatter .... casting: Canada
Terri Douglas .... adr voice casting
James Forsyth .... extras casting
Coreen Mayrs .... casting: Canada
Coreen Mayrs .... casting: Canada, additional photography
J. McKenzie Moore .... casting assistant: Canada (as James Moore)
J. McKenzie Moore .... casting assistant: additional photography (as James Moore)
Stephanie Pheifer .... casting assistant: Canada (as Stephanie Pfeiffer)
Stephanie Pheifer .... casting assistant: additional photography (as Stephanie Pfeiffer)
Dawn Shindle .... casting assistant: US
Jennifer Cram .... casting assistant (uncredited)
Marlo Tiede .... casting assistant (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jenny Bernice .... costume set supervisor: additional photography
Linda Chow .... costumer: additional photography
Catherine Church .... assistant costume designer: additional photography
Debbie Douglas .... costume designer: additional photography
Patricia Galbraith .... costumer: additional photography (as Pat Galbriath)
Darlene Gazzola .... costumer: preparation
Valerie Halverson .... assistant costume designer
Paul Lavigne .... costume set supervisor (as J. Paul Lavigne)
Clare McLaren .... truck costumer
Thomas L. Pankiewich .... costume set supervisor: additional photography (as Thomas Pankiewich)
Paula Reynolds .... costumer: preparation
Paula Reynolds .... set costumer
Hisami Yamamoto .... assistant costume designer
Editorial Department
Philip Azenzer .... digital film colorist: iO Film (as Phil Azenzer)
Logan Breit .... first assistant editor
Adam Hawkey .... additional color timer: iO Film (as Adam S. Hawkey)
Michael Mintz .... additional color timer: iO Film
Thor Roos .... color timer: dailies
Marc Wuertemburg .... vice president of post-production: 2929
Music Department
Alan Derian .... synthesizer programmer
John Finklea .... music editor
Dave Jordan .... music supervisor
Alexandra Nickson .... music coordinator
Mako Sujishi .... music mixer: score
Jojo Villanueva .... music supervisor
Shirley Walker .... synthesizer programmer
Vince Lauria .... composer: temp score (uncredited)
Roy Prendergast .... music editor (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Peggy Archibald .... driver: additional photography
Jon Bak .... transportation coordinator: additional photography
Al Baxter .... driver
Steve Borbley .... driver: additional photography
Matt Bunten .... driver
John Carter .... driver: additional photography
Scott Delaplace .... transportation co-captain: additional photography
Jerry Denka .... driver: additional photography
Samuel England .... driver (as Sam England)
Ron Gavin .... transportation captain: additional photography
Mike Godenir .... transportation captain: additional photography
Kim Harmer .... transportation coordinator: additional photography
Wayne Johnson .... driver
Scott Kenyan .... driver: additional photography
James Kish .... driver
Jason Lapp .... driver
Stephen Lee .... driver: additional photography
Rod McDonald .... driver: additional photography (as Rod MacDonald)
Andrew O'Bray .... transportation captain
Carrie O'Bray .... driver
Other crew
Jamie Afifi .... counsel: 2929
Gillian Andrew .... production accountant
Pam Bailey .... chef: additional photography
Michael Bishop .... location production assistant: additional photography (as Mike Bishop)
Kerri Boyce .... payroll accountant: additional photography
Andrew Bronstein .... assistant production coordinator
Wendy Buss .... assistant: Marc Wuertemburg
Raewyn Byrne .... assistant to producer: additional photography
Rayan Charlton .... office production coordinator: additional photography
Fiona Crossley .... location manager: additional photography
Lorne Davidson .... location manager: additional photography
Kathy Davis .... first assistant accountant
Geoffrey Dodd .... key location production assistant
Konrad Dowling .... insurance
Tony Durke .... production assistant
Nancy Eagles .... second script supervisor: additional photography
Allixandra East .... stand-in: additional photography (as Allizandria East)
Barb Foster .... chef (as Barbara Foster)
Alexis Garcia .... counsel: 2929
Brandon Gowing .... assistant location manager: aditional photography
Dorottya Hegedus .... assistant: Mike Upton (as Dorottya Hegedus-Lum)
Diana Horwich .... assistant to business affairs
Kelly Johnson .... payroll assistant: additional photography
Bruce C. Jones .... security captain: additional photography (as Bruce Jones)
Micah Kelpin .... assistant: Glen Morgan and James Wong
Robyn Kubena .... assistant: Marc Butan (as Robyn Heath)
Christine Lalande .... script supervisor: additional photography
Tricia Leigh .... assistant production coordinator: additional photography
Peter Lovegrove .... set wireman
Jane Mason .... accountant: additional photography
Douglas McClure .... business affairs: 2929 (as Doug McClure)
Danny McWilliams .... location manager
Jennifer Metcalf .... production coordinator
Robert Milicevic .... security
Darlene Milley .... insurance
Eva Morgan .... production coordinator: additional photography
Donald Munro .... production coordinator: additional photography
Jarrod Murray .... assistant: Scott Nemes
Julie Ng .... epk producer
Ellen Nicholson .... assistant business affairs
Laura Obenaus .... assistant: Ogden Gavanski
Ana Oparnica .... script supervisor: additional photography (as Ana Sebal)
Amy Ostrower .... post-production accountant
Dana Phillips .... assistant chef: additional photography
Leverne Piper .... craft service: additional photography (as Leverna Piper)
Leverne Piper .... first aid: additional photography (as Leverna Piper)
Karen Powell .... clearance coordinator
Karen Powell .... product placement coordinator
Michael Roberts .... location manager
Jessica Roddy .... business affairs: 2929
Kinnon Ross .... assistant location manager: aditional photography
Anthony Sabatini .... security captain: additional photography
Eva B. Schmieg .... production counsel: Heenan Blaikie LLP
Marianne Sorensen .... payroll accountant
Matthew Stein .... studio executive
Soren Tanbour .... chef: additional photography (as Soren Tambour)
Julia Tanner .... accounting clerk
Michele Teper .... clearance coordinator
Mike Thompson .... craft service
Mike Thompson .... first aid
Helga Ungurait .... script supervisor
Mike Upton .... senior vice president of production: 2929
Bill Vigars .... unit publicist
Susan Wallis .... insurance
Tamara Grace Wiebe .... office production assistant
Rhona Williscroft .... assistant production coordinator: additional photography (as Rhonalea Williscroft)
Kelly Louise Wiwchar .... stand-in: additional photography (as Kelly Wiwchar)
Terence Chase .... security (uncredited)
Torrence Hall .... weapons handler (uncredited)
Clif Kosterman .... bodyguard (uncredited)
Tiffany Mak .... key production assistant (uncredited)
Ron Ng .... security: Lacey Chabert (uncredited)
Scott Steyns .... playback coordinator (uncredited)
D. Aubrey White .... production assistant (uncredited)
Kody Zimmermann .... office production assistant (uncredited)

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Also Known As:
"Black X-Mas" - Canada (English title) (DVD box title), USA (promotional abbreviation)
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Rated R for strong horror violence and gore, sexuality, nudity and language
84 min | 94 min (unrated version)
Aspect Ratio:
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Kristin Cavallari turned down the role of "Kelli" while Camilla Belle and Amber Tamblyn turned down the role of "Heather" due to scheduling conflicts. Belle was working on another film while Tamblyn was committed to The Grudge 2 (2006).See more »
Revealing mistakes: When Mrs. Mac escorts/pulls Kyle down the stairs, an Exit sign (such as you might see at the ends of corridors in large buildings) is visible at the end of the upstairs hall, just past the stair landing. There would be no reason to have a commercial Exit sign in a sorority house/personal residence.See more »
[after receiving a disturbing anonymous phone call]
Lauren Hanon:What do you know about dealing with anyone but your Nascar daddy?
Heather:I'm goin' home.
Lauren Hanon:Go on, run home to daddy!
Heather:At least my family wants me home.
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29 out of 42 people found the following review useful.
A Modestly Flawed Remake of the Bob Clark Classic, 7 April 2007
Author: gavin6942 from United States

Many years ago, a mistreated boy named Billy Lenz slaughtered his family in a one-house killing spree. Not surprisingly, this had him committed to an asylum. Since then, his house has been converted into a sorority house. And this Christmas, Billy wants to be home with his family to celebrate.

Let me say a few nice things before I start venting. First, I have to say I must have been a very good boy this year because I can't recall such an attractive cast in the recent past. Three of my all-time favorite young ladies show up here: Michelle Trachtenberg ("Eurotrip"), Lacey Chabert ("Pleasure Drivers"), and Mary Elizabeth Winstead (numerous recent horror films, including "Final Destination 3"). It was quite the visual feast!

I also enjoyed the inclusion of Andrea Martin as Ms. MacHenry, the house mother. Martin was one of the college girls from the original film and I think it's important to pay some sort of tribute like this (as well as the use of "Clark Sanitarium"). She was a good pick, better than Margot Kidder.

And the use of incest and cannibalism is always a plus (both of which were absent in the original)... and the gore was decent (though not great) with the constant eye-gouging thanks to a glass unicorn. I do love unicorns, as my embroidered unicorn pillow might suggest. While I do not think it was intentional, I appreciate how the unicorn reminded me of another great classic, "The Abominable Dr. Phibes".

But let's start the ripping: Glen Morgan was probably the wrong guy to direct this. He brought along cast members from his prior films (again, such as "Final Destination 3") which was fine, but seemed to put very little thought into any of this. And his films have more of a teenager quality to them, making even the gore, incest and cannibalism seem very youth-oriented, if that makes any sense. R-Rated or not, this was meant for teens to watch. He could have really stepped it up a dozen notches.

The girls get little or no personalities. I don't think I learned half of their names and had difficulty keeping them straight. Maybe reduce the number by one or two so we could at least see them for ten minutes? On the flip side, the film focused almost entirely on Billy Lenz, providing his entire back story. The original never touched on this at all, which made him creepier and more mysterious. Here, there's nothing strange about him (besides the yellow skin and eyes, which play no importance). Obviously, Morgan never learned the secret of good horror: don't show the killer.

Furthermore, they wasted the character of the boyfriend Kyle (who was named Peter in the original). Here, he is briefly thought by the girls to be the killer, but the audience knows the whole time that he's not. In the original, you never know whether or not Peter is the killer (in fact, many people who watched all the way to the end still aren't sure). If Kyle isn't a red herring, and his only purpose is to bring up some sex tape which was not important to the story (despite being shown again and again), then what the hell was he doing in the movie at all?

Other great elements from the original were toned down: the police station scenes, the drunk girl (who now passes out right away). And a shower scene was added, but no explicit nudity, making it almost a complete waste of time.

I'll stop before I start frothing at the mouth. Because, seriously, I was let down. Don't get me wrong, I really enjoyed this movie, but it was clearly the teen remake (not unlike the newer "When A Stranger Calls"). If you need a fix of girls getting strangled with a plastic bag and stabbed in the eye (and that's really all you'll see), check this out. Otherwise, you'll find plenty of great slashers out there on the video shelf. And, of course, you simply cannot beat the original "Black Christmas", one of the best horror films ever made.

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