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A gratuitous remake of the 1974 slasher, Black Christmas pumps out the gore and blood with zero creativity, humor, or visual flair. Read critic reviews

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The holiday season turns deadly for a group of sorority sisters (Katie Cassidy, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Lacey Chabert, Michelle Trachtenberg) who are stranded at their campus house during a snowstorm. These coeds better watch out, for a vicious killer is on the loose, and he will not care if they are naughty or nice.

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  • Jan 17, 2020
    Obviously doesn't hold a candle to the original, and some of the acting is pretty genuinely bad, but it knows what it wants and it goes for it. What it wants, here being: To be hamstrung to keeping in step with its predecessor but also being wildly different enough to piss anyone off who was expecting an actual "remake".
    Gimly M Super Reviewer
  • Oct 19, 2018
    Just another shitty remake in a world so full of many: unpleasant (but not in a good way), completely devoid of scares and with an awful, unimaginative plot in which no one is smart enough to call the police when things become seriously weird.
    Carlos M Super Reviewer
  • Jan 17, 2016
    Talk about f***ing up a classic, Black Christmas is a disgrace and unfit to bear the name. In this reboot the residents of a sorority house, which has a bloody history, are killed off one by one during a severe snow storm. There's no real mystery or intrigue to the plot, just senseless violence and killing. And while the cast is first rate (Katie Cassidy, Michelle Trachtenberg, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Lacey Chabert), they're completely wasted playing bland, stereotypical characters. Additionally, the violence is extremely gruesome and lacks any subtlety. Sadistic garbage, Black Christmas is an ugly and vulgar film.
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  • Mar 27, 2012
    Unnecessary remake of the classic groundbreaking horror film of the same name, Black Christmas is a dull film that has everything you'd expect from a bad remake, bad acting, bad directing, predictable story and a poor cast. The original was a classic film that did not need to be remade. This film is not very entertaining, and relies on old ideas to create its horror. The end result is a film that simply doesn't work. As with nearly all remakes, Black Christmas is dull and is a disappointing film. There's nothing of interest that would make this film worth watching. The film lacks any depth to really make this one really stand out. The film navigates through constant mediocrity and overall ends up being an awful waste of time. Usually studios constantly remake horror classics such as Prom Night, The Hitcher Friday the 13th to name a few. Only a small handful were decent at best. But the Black Christmas remake suffers from a pointless story with bad acting that really tries too hard to entertain the viewer. Good horror films should be effortless in building the terror. However with this one, this is predictable and really bland with nothing new. As a slasher film, this remake doesn't do any that would make you expect the traditional good elements of what makes a slasher film so special. This remake is bland and predictable and is yet another remake that doesn't work because previously explored ideas that are just not intriguing. This should be avoided.
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