Black Christmas

Critics Consensus

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



Total Count: 61


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User Ratings: 137,841
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Billy, a young boy, was abused by his mother as a child. His mother cheated on Billy's father, and eventually killed the man, while keeping Billy in the attic--for good, while she was with her lover and starting a "new" family. As Billy's mother fell pregnant with a daughter and treated her with the love he had never experienced, Billy came out of the attic after years and brutally murdered his mother and her lover. Cut to present day, a group of six sorority sisters consisting of Kelli, Dana, Lauren, Megan, Heather, Melissa and their house mother, who now live in Billy's childhood home, find themselves being harassed by threatening and intimidating mystery phone calls during Christmas Break. As one of the girls goes missing, they begin being murdered one by one by no other than Billy.

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Katie Cassidy
as Kelli Presley
Kristen Cloke
as Leigh Crosby Colvin
Crystal Lowe
as Lauren Hanon
Lacey Chabert
as Dana Mathis
Andrea Martin
as Ms. MacHenry
Jessica Harmon
as Megan Helms
Leela Savasta
as Clair Crosby
Kathleen Kole
as Eve Agnew
Karin Konoval
as Billy's Mother
Robert Mann
as Billy Lenz (20 & 25 years old)
Cainan Wiebe
as Billy Lenz (5 & 12 years old)
Dean Friss
as Agnes (16 & 22 Years)
Christina Crivici
as Agnes Lenz (8 years old)
Howard Siegel
as Billy's Stepfather
Peter Wilds
as Billy's Father
Ronald Selmour
as Security Guard
Peter New
as Sanitarium Orderly
Alycia Purrott
as Candy Striper
Juan Riedinger
as Morgue Attendant
Aaron Pearl
as Bludworth
Jill Teed
as News Reporter
Peggy Jo Jacobs
as Weathergirl
Jerry Wasserman
as Medical Examiner
Derek McIver
as Orderly
Evan Adams
as Doctor
Jody Racicot
as Attendant
Anne Marie Deluise
as Kelli's Mother
Greg Kean
as Kelli's Father
Kent Kubena
as Reindeer
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Critic Reviews for Black Christmas

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Audience Reviews for Black Christmas

  • 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.
    Dann M Super Reviewer
  • 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.
    Alex r Super Reviewer
  • Aug 21, 2011
    This was an odd choice of film for a remake. The original was much better and part of it's charm was that it was a 70's horror flick. This one lacked that charm and a lot of everything else...
    Sarah P Super Reviewer

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