Black Christmas film review

UK release date: 12/10/74

Runtime: 98 minutes

Directed by: Bob Clark

Starring: Olivia Hussey, Keir Dullea, Margot Kidder, John Saxon

(This is a review of the 1974 version not the 2006 one.)

Note: This film is available on Netlfix at the time of this review.

The story follows a group of sorority sisters who are receiving threatening phone calls, while being stalked and murdered during the holiday season by a deranged murderer.

The shaky camera start doesn’t inspire me with confidence, but after that it’s a well made film.

There aren’t many obvious cliche’s and the cast are great, which already makes it better than many horror’s I’ve seen.

Unfortunately, there’s barely any actual story. There’s an intriguing mystery surrounding the killer that never gets solved which sucks! It leaves you with many questions.

There’s too much drama and too little horror. It failed at building tension and there was too many lulls. This might be a good film for those who are easily frightened and want to dip their toe into horror.

A surprisingly well made, but not very tense filled film.

To sum up, leaves with questions, cool cast, too many dull parts

Was it worth the watch? No

Would I re-watch? No

Stars: 3/6


12 thoughts on “Black Christmas film review

    • Combustible reviews 09/12/2015 / 8:36 pm

      Haha, I’ve heard that the remake is bad! I can’t remember the last time I saw a good, new, horror. D:

      I did like it, but there wasn’t any tension and questions about the killer were left unanswered.

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      • newguy87 09/12/2015 / 8:38 pm

        the remake does look at the motives of killer but we literally meet a character and they get killed

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      • newguy87 09/12/2015 / 8:47 pm

        some are annoying the only one i remember is the drunk because she was slightly funny


      • Combustible reviews 09/12/2015 / 8:49 pm

        She was Barbara in the original, wasn’t she?

        I thought she was a good character in this one too.

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  1. Matthew 09/12/2015 / 11:01 pm

    My thoughts exactly about the film,just couldn’t find the words

    Liked by 1 person

    • Combustible reviews 09/12/2015 / 11:03 pm

      I’m glad I was able to find the right words then! Words are hard! 😥

      I’ve heard it’s better than the remake at least!

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  2. garethrhodes 10/12/2015 / 1:08 pm

    I’m faintly drawn to this. It’s on my Netflix queue, dawdling around the mid-priority range (it’d be lower if we weren’t close to the fat guy falling down the chimney).

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