Little Billy witness his parents getting killed by Santa after being warned by his senile grandpa that Santa punishes those who are naughty. Now Billy is 18, and out of the orphanage, and he has just become Santa, himself.
Charles E. Sellier Jr.
A decades-old folk tale surrounding a deranged murderer killing those who celebrate Valentine's Day turns out to be true to legend when a group defies the killer's order and people start turning up dead.
Two siblings and three of their friends en route to visit their grandfather's grave in Texas end up falling victim to a family of cannibalistic psychopaths and must survive the terrors of Leatherface and his family.
It's time for Christmas break, and the sorority sisters make plans for the holiday, but the strange anonymous phone calls are beginning to put them on edge. When Clare disappears, they contact the police, who don't express much concern. Meanwhile Jess is planning to get an abortion, but boyfriend Peter is very much against it. The police finally begin to get concerned when a 13-year-old girl is found dead in the park. They set up a wiretap to the sorority house, but will they be in time to prevent a sorority girl attrition problem?Written by
Ed Sutton <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Shooting the search party scenes in the park proved to be quite difficult as the temperature was a freezing 10 degrees (-12 Celsius) during the night of filming. See more »
Shadow of boom mic and reflection of camera equipment visible on wall and pictures during the last tracking shot of the movie down the hall. See more »
Excuse me? Could you give me the number at the sorority house? Please?
Yeah, sure. It's, ah... Fellatio 20880. Fellatio. It's a new exchange, FE.
That's a new one on me. How do you spell it?
Capital F, E, little L, L-A, T-I-O.
Don't mention it.
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A telephone is continously ringing throughout the final credits. See more »
The UK cinema version was cut by the BBFC to remove all instances of the word 'cunt' from the obscene phone calls, together with some of the other crude sexual references during the same scene. The 2003 Tartan DVD release restores all previous cuts. See more »
Over the years the "Halloween" "Friday the 13th" and "A Nightmare on Elm St" films have become the Monster Movies of the late 20th century. Instead of having "Dracula" "Frankenstein" and "The Mummy" we had "Michael Myers" "Jason Voorhees" and "Freddy Kruger". Well a few years before those movie villains hit the screen there was another killer who packed a powerful punch his name was Billy and he was terrifying in the 1974 film "Black Christmas". To me he is the scariest man in movie history.
This 1974 film is not well known. It is however 10x better than most other horror movies pf the 1970's and 1980's!
This film has many things that seemed to of inspired "Halloween". The opening shots and set up were almost identical to "Halloween" which was released 4 years later.
In this film As winter break begins, a group of sorority sisters, including Jess (Olivia Hussey) and the often inebriated Barb (Margot Kidder), begin to receive anonymous, lascivious phone calls. Initially, Barb eggs the caller on, but stops when he responds threateningly. Soon, Barb's friend Claire (Lynne Griffin) goes missing from the sorority house, and a local adolescent girl is murdered, leading the girls to suspect a serial killer is on the loose. But no one realizes just how near the culprit is.
This film developed a cult following and was later remade. The original however is still an edge of your seat thriller!
If you like horror films then get this. You will love it!
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