|release date||December 20 1974|
|starring||Olivia Hussey, Keir Dullea, Margot Kidder, John Saxon, Marian Waldman, Andrea Martin|
|tagline||If this movie doesn't make your skin crawl... It's On Too Tight!|
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?
Director Bob Clark’s entire career might have been summed up by his contributions to Holiday cinema had he not also helmed the seminal teenage sex comedy PORKY’S. In 1983, Clark’s adaptation of Jean Shepherd’s memoirs brought generations A CHRISTMAS STORY, and the plight of little Ralphie Parker’s quest for a Red Rider carbine action range model air rifle. But a decade before lensing that annual television staple, Bob Clark wasn’t peddling nostalgic Christmas wishes to adoring moviegoers everywhere. He was dreaming up something much more terrifying and indescribably more influential—BLACK CHRISTMAS—and when it was released on December 20, 1974—on the cusp of the Christmas Holiday—the director’s nearly bloodless nightmare of a film—alongside Mario Bava’s 1971 classic Twitch of the Dead Nerve—virtually created the template for the modern slasher film. …Read More