Black Christmas Reviews

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April 12, 2007
[I]t's just another witless trip to the slaughterhouse.
January 20, 2007
January 3, 2007
It's old-school stupid.
January 3, 2007
Black Christmas lacks the timing and visual wit to make its splattery EC Comics gags either genuinely scary or funny.
January 2, 2007
One for real horror-buffs only.
January 2, 2007
As yuletide counterprogramming goes, here's one smelly lump of coal.
December 30, 2006
A modern horror movie featuring a non-ironic shower scene is far less knowing than it pretends to be.
December 30, 2006
The result's an undemanding multiplex filler -- a ho-ho-horror movie that knows it's the season to be jolly.
December 29, 2006
Creativity is a stranger to this sick excuse for entertainment, which pounds a ridiculous back story into a butchered rehash that includes incest, cannibalism, eyeball gouging and impossibly dumb plot contrivances.
December 29, 2006
It also exchanges the police subplot that gave the earlier film its steady pace for a lot of pointless backstory about the mother-fixated stalker.
December 28, 2006
This movie serves up a bland, interchangeable mix of victims. Because the sitting ducks don't display any personality, it's hard to get worked up about their fate.
December 28, 2006
Even by the notoriously low standards of sadistic slasher pics, this remake is a thoroughly nasty piece of work, relying heavily on such gruesome spectacles as the baking (and consuming) of Christmas cookies made from chunks of human flesh.
December 28, 2006
Connoisseurs of trashy moviemaking are left with a bland slasher film, filled with a bad guy who lacks menace, a script that lacks humor and several hot young characters who have the nerve to go throughout the picture without taking their clothes off.
December 27, 2006
Glen Morgan's disastrous remake smothers terror beneath a blanket of unnecessary information, revealing too much and teasing too little.
December 27, 2006
Where the first film was a seminal forerunner of early stalker classics like Halloween, this version feels as stale as old gingerbread.
December 27, 2006
The sorority girls are so interchangeable, and so uninteresting, that I got to wishing that Morgan and all those who tred the lucrative horror remake market would take the time to create a bonafide heroine whose survival we could cheer.
December 27, 2006
Silly, obvious, clumsy, and just gruesome enough to keep jaded genre fans from angrily throwing popcorn at the screen.
December 26, 2006
For me, this was one of the best horror movies of the year, which sounds glowing until you consider the competition.
December 26, 2006
The remake neither pays perceptive tribute to the original nor updates it in anything but hackneyed form.
December 26, 2006
Like an ugly tie or a pair of slipper socks, Black Christmas is destined to be forgotten the instant it's unwrapped, gathering dust until the season rolls around again.
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