Black Christmas aka Silent Night, Evil Night Movie Information

Movie Information

Overall Rank: 2067

Average Rating: 2.9/4

# of Ratings: 79

Theatrical Release Date: 12/20/1974

Language: English

Genre: Horror, Mystery

MPAA Rating: R

Director: Bob Clark

Actors: Olivia Hussey, Keir Dullea, Margot Kidder, John Saxon, Marian Waldman, Andrea Martin

Plot: 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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Indyfreak - wrote on 02/05/2020

One of those rare slasher films that is intelligently made. It also boasts one of the most frightening villains to appear in a horror movie.

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dukeakasmudge - wrote on 09/19/2011

This movie will scare the crap out of you

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Unknown - wrote on 11/30/2009

A superbly crafted pre-slasher that is really a slasher itself. Building suspense, eerie music, mystery, and some chilling phone calls. Almost completely bloodless and relying on the simplest of mechanics, which Halloween obviously borrowed from. It all works to really scare you. Open ended and ripe for a sequel it never received one, which I see as a good thing. If you are a fan of Halloween and such films, then you MUST check this out. Everyone else should too just for the fact that it is a really good and scary horror film.

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A solid Christmas movie wrapped up in terror

Matthew Brady - wrote on 12/24/2020

"Agnes, it's me Billy... Agnes, Agnes don't, don't tell what we did Agnes."

Chills down my spine.

There’s something about horror movies set around Christmas that makes the magical season feel so unholy, yet still calming. In ‘Black Christmas’, whenever it’s night-time in the movie, there’s nothing but complete blackness that makes everything from inside the house or outside feel so closed off in a claustrophobic nightmare.

One of the most effective and chilling slasher movies of the 70’s that actually scared me. Before John Carpenter's 1978 ‘Halloween’, there was ‘Black Christmas’, and before there was Jamie Lee Curtis, there was Olivia Hussey, the originally scream queen. Both movies are remarkably similar: set at a particular time of year and feature a …

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