Saturday, July 17, 2010
BLACK CHRISTMAS (1974)
This one definitely set the template for the whole slasher genre that came a few years later. Features a genuinely creepy killer/perverted prank caller, John Saxon as a cop and Margot 'Lois Lane' Kidder as a slutty sorority girl. It's pretty amazing that this was directed by Bob Clark who went on to make CHRISTMAS STORY and PORKY'S. I can't imagine three more different types of films. Not a lot of blood is shown but check it out if you have any interest in slasher flicks at all just to see where it kinda all started. Haven't seen the Hollywood remake but I hear it's pretty shitty and over-explains everything which seems to be the trend now.