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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Kelli Presley
... Melissa
... Heather Fitzgerald
... Dana
... Leigh Colvin
... Barbara 'Ms. Mac' MacHenry
... Lauren Hannon
... Kyle Autry
... Billy's Mother
Dean Friss ... Agnes - 16 & 22 Years
... Billy Lenz - 20 & 35 Years
... Megan Helms
... Clair Crosby
Kathleen Kole ... Eve Agnew
... Billy Lenz - 5 & 12 Years
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Storyline

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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Terror Is Coming Home for the Holidays See more »

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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)  »

Also Known As:

Black X-Mas  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$9,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,307,602, 24 December 2006

Gross USA:

$16,235,293, 11 February 2007
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The flashback sequences with Billy's family were filmed first and the present day scenes with the sorority sisters were filmed next so as to have a dilapidated house be easily decorated with Christmas ornaments instead of having to do the whole process back and forth. See more »

Goofs

You can not see anyone's breath when they go outside, even though it is supposed to be really cold. See more »

Quotes

Leigh Colvin: Fuck you, Santa Clause!
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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 »

Connections

Referenced in Scream: The Inside Story (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Carol of the Bells
Written by Mykola Dmytrovych Leontovych (as Leontovich) and Peter Wilhousky (as Wilhousky)
Performed by The Roger Wagner Chorale
Courtesy of Delos International
By Arrangement with Source/Q
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It won't win awards but great fun anyway.
16 December 2006 | by See all my reviews

There's been a lot of negativity about this film, I never saw the original but i did think this film looked interesting after watching the trailer.

Basically, this film is pure fun, it won't win any awards but it is enjoyable. It isn't scary but the over the top kills and gore make this film enjoyable to watch with friends.

The acting is pretty good and the film tries it's best to establish each character before the main bloodshed begins. I'd say my favourite characters were Melissa and Lauren, I like Melissa because of her loyalty and i liked Lauren because she had cracking lines.

One of the bad things about this film is the slightly repetitive kills, OKAY! we get you like eyeballs!!!!! but i won't go to much detail here. One of the things the film did well was making you grow somewhat attached to the characters (apart from Kelli, she was just bland).

Overall I'd say, go to this film if you like slasher films but don't go expecting a masterpiece. But for what it is, i thought it was a blast to watch, especially with a group of friends.


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