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Black Christmas


Olivia Hussey, Keir Dullea, Margot Kidder, John Saxon View All


Bob Clark (Director), Roy Moore (Screenplay) View All

Released: Oct. 11th, 1974
Runtime: 1 hour, 38 minutes
A sorority house is terrorized by a stranger who makes frightening phone calls and then murders the sorority sisters during Christmas break.
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the samoan lawyer
That is, until one of the sorority girls goes missing and along with another young girl reported missing, a search party is initiated.
The film introduces to us a kind of villain we rarely ever see in other horror movies, he calls himself "Billy" and the guy is clearly a psychopath, he keeps making disturbing noises whenever he calls the sorority girls on the phone, he also plays with his dead victims, and most importantly he remains unseen for the entirety of the movie.
It still manages to maintain a perpetual sense of unease through such simple but effective sub-plots involving the sorority house receiving a series of increasingly disturbing phone calls or the disappearance of a little girl, never mind how the film does occasionally cut back to the killer's point-of-view to remind audiences that, yes, he's still out there somewhere and there's no telling when or where he'll show up next.