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November 13, 2010

Flicks: Black Christmas (1974)

Black Christmas (1974)
Olivia Hussey and Margot Kidder scream of a Scary Christmas in '74.

Scary Christmas, manlings! Last year audiences thrilled at The Sleaze-A-Saurus's Silent Night Deadly Night Axe-Mass Terrorthon making it kind of hard to top actually.

This year yer ol' pal the Sleaze-A-Saurus presents another kind of Axe-Mess treat: the original 1970's version of Black Christmas (1974).

Olivia Hussey being cute-as-a-button in Black Christmas (1974).
Oh that beautiful actress by the wreath. Olivia Hussey being cute-as-a-button in Black Christmas (1974).

The well-written and acted Black Christmas stars Olivia Hussey (Zeffirelli's Romeo and Juliet) Margot Kidder (Superman) and often under-rated John Saxon (Enter The Dragon and A Nightmare On Elm Street) and directed by Bob Clark (Porky's, The Karate Dog, Baby Geniuses). In a 70's sorority house the phone is ringing off the hook! And guess whose callin'? Who else but a sweaty obscene caller with his mind-on-murder and murder-on-his-mind, dig Daddy-O?

Margot Kidder in Black Christmas (1974).
David Carradine jokes aside - this never turns out OK.

Before long the whole house is in stitches, gone to pieces and a bit strung out (mostly in piles) as the mysterious caller shares his overwhelming Axe-Mass spirit with each and every one of the beautiful sorority sisters - in person and in the flesh. The film is very good - high tension and good performances from the leads, Black Christmas earns itself four manling skulls outta a possible four!

Here's wishing a Scary Christmas and Choppy Axe-Mass to all scaleless manlings, everywhere.

IMDB, Black Christmas (1974)
Horrorphile, Bleck X-Mas (1974)
Movie Genie, Black Christmas
DVD Dino-bots, Black X-Mas (1974)

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