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3.6
1,047 Ratings

Black Christmas

Directed by Bob Clark
Canada, United States, 1974
Horror, Thriller

Synopsis

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, and it’s only the beginning…

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Black Christmas Directed by Bob Clark

Awards & Festivals

Edgar Allan Poe Awards

1976 | Nominee: Best Motion Picture

Camera operator Bert Dunk wore a rig mounted on his head while crawling through the windows and shimmying down from the attic of the menaced sorority house on the University of Toronto campus, where the film lays its scene. Just as impressive as Clark's technical acumen are the performances he gets from an excellent ensemble cast, including SCTV's Andrea Martin and, as the house's sybaritic, much-sloshed sister, an extremely charming Margot Kidder in a choker-and-chambray combo.
February 24, 2017
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Clark takes the time and trouble to establish his location and fully flesh out his characters before bumping them off. What's more, these characters are refreshingly complex individuals who do and say unexpected things. Clark's abetted immeasurably by a strong cast of up-and-comers, blending fledgling stars like Olivia Hussey, Margot Kidder, and Keir Dullea with faces that would soon become familiar from the films of David Cronenberg (particularly Art Hindle and Les Carlson).
December 23, 2016
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Snow and smeary colored lights and a marvelously coarse humor supplement the claustrophobic atmosphere, the ingrown punchline is prepared with vintage glimpses of call-tracing techniques (i.e., scrambling from one side to another in a warehouse of switchboards and revolving digits).
January 14, 2007
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