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Black Christmas (1974)


October 27, 2009 - 1:18am | Johnny D
  Tags: 70's, Andrea Martin, Art Hindle, attic, black christmas, Bob Clark, christmas, classic, college, Douglas McGrath, James Edmond, John Rutter, John Saxon, Keir Dullea, killer, Les Carlson, Lynne Griffin, Margot Kidder, Marian Waldman, Martha Gibson, Michael Rapport, Olivia Hussey, Robert Warner, slasher, sorority

7.73684
Your rating: None Average: 7.7 (19 votes)

Rating #: 
8/10
Director: 
Bob Clark
Cast: 
Olivia Hussey, Keir Dullea, Margot Kidder, John Saxon, Marian Waldman, Andrea Martin, James Edmond, Douglas McGrath, Art Hindle, Lynne Griffin, Michael Rapport, Les Carlson, Martha Gibson, John Rutter, Robert Warner


The late Bob Clark's filmography is the definition of hit and miss. From the bizarrely-entertaining Children Shouldn't Play With Dead Things to the 'oh sweet merciful crap why do you exist' Baby Geniuses 2: Super Babies. While the general public will remember him for his dark humored yearly must see family classic A Christmas Story, us horror fans will forever know him as the man behind the first holiday themed slasher film. The movie guaranteed to make your skin crawl unless it's on too tight, Black Christmas.

Black Christmas (1974)


December 5, 2016 - 1:50am | Ryan Tutolo

8
Your rating: None Average: 8 (2 votes)

Rating #: 
8/10
Director: 
Bob Clark
Cast: 
Olivia Hussey, Keir Dullea, Margot Kidder, John Saxon, Marian Waldman, Andrea Martin, James Edmond, Douglas McGrath, Art Hindle, Lynne Griffin, Michael Rapport, Les Carlson, Martha Gibson, John Rutter, Robert Warner


On the 3rd day of Christmas my true love gave to me...arguably the first traditional slasher. Ok so maybe I’m not the best songwriter. Though before you jump, yes I'm aware of earlier entries like Psycho and various gialli. Black Christmas represents the first real jumping off point for the subgenre and inspired Halloween, the father of the traditional slasher. So if we go into this movie with an open mind does it hold up?

The plot is simple, a killer has invaded a sorority house at a local college and is dispatching the unsuspecting girls.  Meanwhile, a police lead search is underway for one of the missing girls and a mysterious lewd caller is bothering the girls. The race is on to identify the killer before it’s too late.

Black Christmas (2006)


December 21, 2011 - 4:33pm | FrighT MasteR
  Tags: Andrea Martin, black christmas, christmas, Crystal Lowe, Glen Morgan, holidays, Jessica Harmon, Katie Cassidy, Kristen Cloke, Lacey Chabert, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Michelle Trachtenberg, Oliver Hudson, remake, slasher, slasher film, slasher movie

6.375
Your rating: None Average: 6.4 (8 votes)

Rating #: 
5/10
Director: 
Glen Morgan
Cast: 
Michelle Trachtenberg, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Katie Cassidy, Oliver Hudson, Lacey Chabert, Crystal Lowe, Andrea Martin, Jessica Harmon, Kristen Cloke


The original film came out in 1974 from the late Bob Clark and over time built a fan base that now consider it to be one of the pioneers of the slasher genre. Even influencing the great Halloween, which originally started as an idea for a Black Christmas sequel that turned into an original script by John Carpenter. Black Christmas is one in a long line of classic films that are "re-envisioned" for today's audience. Naturally flooding the film with pretty faces and lots of on-screen blood and guts, the producers hope to strike it big at the box office from fans of the original and those who just want to see something "scary".

It's sad when some of the younger viewers today are unaware when a movie is a remake, and especially when producers ruin a perfectly classic film such as the original Black Christmas and turn it into a mindless slash-and-hack thriller. When the project was first announced they claimed that they would show more back-story of this "Billy" character who was the killer in the first movie that was never caught, and whose identity was never revealed.

Black Christmas (2006)


December 14, 2016 - 1:32pm | Ryan Tutolo

6
Your rating: None Average: 6 (2 votes)

Rating #: 
6/10
Director: 
Glen Morgan
Cast: 
Michelle Trachtenberg, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Katie Cassidy, Oliver Hudson, Lacey Chabert, Crystal Lowe, Andrea Martin, Jessica Harmon, Kristen Cloke


Even the small precious subset of Christmas horror movies are not immune from the plague of the modern remake. We’ve already covered the original Black Christmas on Day 3 so let's see if this is one of those rare occasions where the remake actually holds up. The overall plot isn’t much different from the original. A group of sorority sisters are being stalked and killed by a psycho. It also turns out it’s Christmas and the killer has been making disturbing phone calls to the house to further antagonize the women of Delta Alpha Kappa trapped inside by the snow storm.

Blade (1998)


August 13, 2011 - 5:54pm | FrighT MasteR
  Tags: action, Arly Jover, blade, blood, blood suckers, Donal Logue, Kris Kristofferson, martial arts, N'Bushe Wright, Stephen Dorff, Stephen Norrington, Traci Lords, Udo Kier, vampire, vampire hunter, Wesley Snipes

7.41667
Your rating: None Average: 7.4 (12 votes)

Rating #: 
8/10
Director: 
Stephen Norrington
Cast: 
Wesley Snipes, Kris Kristofferson, Stephen Dorff, N'Bushe Wright, Donal Logue, Udo Kier, Arly Jover, Traci Lords


Blade is a film I've wanted to revisit for several years now, especially after being somewhat disappointed with the previous efforts. I was lucky enough to catch it in the theaters growing up and it really blew my mind. I had no idea who this Blade character was, but one thing was sure right from the start and that he was a badass vampire hunter and someone you definitely didn't want to fuck with. Despite being 13 years after its release, it still holds up as being an overall great flick. Sure the special effects aren't the greatest by today's standards, but everything else -- from the action to the vampires -- just oozes awesomeness.

Blade 2 (2002)


August 25, 2009 - 12:47pm | FrighT MasteR
  Tags: action, blade, blood, gore, Guillermo del Toro, Kris Kristofferson, Leonor Varela, Luke Goss, martial arts, Ron Perlman, swordplay, vamps, Wesley Snipes

7
Your rating: None Average: 7 (18 votes)

Rating #: 
7/10
Director: 
Guillermo del Toro
Cast: 
Wesley Snipes, Kris Kristofferson, Ron Perlman, Luke Goss, Leonor Varela


I finally got to check this movie out today. I thought it was good, but to be honest, I expected it to be a little better. When I first saw the trailer for it, it looked interesting, but I didn't find myself really that pumped up about seeing it like I did with the first movie. The story is basically about Blade having to team up with an elite team of vampires, who were actually trained to kill Blade. They do that to fight this new breed on the streets that feed on vampires called "Reapers" who are much deadlier than regular vamps. You'd think that Blade would let the Reapers kill off the vampires, but he knew that after the vamps are gone that they'd turn to humans.

Blade: Trinity (2004)


August 25, 2009 - 12:49pm | FrighT MasteR
  Tags: blade, blade trinity, blood, David S. Goyer, Dominic Purcell, gore, Jessica Beil, martial arts, Michael Paul Levesque (Triple H), Natasha Lyonne, Parker Posey, Patton Oswalt, Ryan Reynolds, swordplay, vamps, Wesley Snipes

6.11111
Your rating: None Average: 6.1 (9 votes)

Rating #: 
7/10
Director: 
David S. Goyer
Cast: 
Wesley Snipes, Ryan Reynolds, Jessica Beil, Dominic Purcell, Michael Paul Levesque (Triple H), Parker Posey, Natasha Lyonne, Patton Oswalt


It’s been six years since the first Blade made its impact on the world and today marked the official release for the third (and supposedly final) installment in the trilogy. Originally the project had Blade 2 director Guillermo del Toro attached, but he had to bail out due to it interfering with Hellboy; instead Blade writer David. S. Goyer took the helm (also his directorial debut). When the project was first mentioned it was said that the storyline would revolve around the fact that Blade goes missing for one reason or another; leaving the vampire population to grow and eventually take over. The film obviously didn't go that route since it was said to be "too dark", but it was clear to me that David Goyer tried to bring elements from the first and second film into this last installment. Was he successfull? In some aspects yes, in others, no.

Blair Witch (2016)


January 3, 2017 - 11:45pm | FrighT MasteR

5.25
Your rating: None Average: 5.3 (4 votes)

Rating #: 
5/10
Director: 
Adam Wingard
Cast: 
James Allen McCune, Callie Hernandez, Brandon Scott, Valorie Curry, Corbin Reid, Wes Robinson


Another Blair Witch movie was seemingly in and out of development for over a decade with original creators Daniel Myrick and Eduardo Sanchez, but it wasn't until a few years ago that serious talk started up again, this time with Adam Wingard (You're Next) behind the camera. Filmed under the title The Woods, the movie eventually premiered a teaser along with the faux title, essentially fooling everyone. It wasn't until a couple months before the theatrical release that the real title was revealed, giving long-time fans a reason to finally shut their mouths, as the promise of a "true sequel" was nearly upon them.

Blood Creek (2009)


September 20, 2009 - 8:26pm | FrighT MasteR
  Tags: blood creek, creek, David Kajganich, Dominic Purcell, Emma Booth, Gold Circle Films, Henry Cavill, Joel Schumacher, limited, Michael Fassbender, Rainer Winkelvoss, Shea Whigham, town creek, Winter Ave Zoli

7.5
Your rating: None Average: 7.5 (12 votes)

Rating #: 
7/10
Director: 
Joel Schumacher
Cast: 
Dominic Purcell, Henry Cavill, Michael Fassbender, Emma Booth, Rainer Winkelvoss, Shea Whigham, Winter Ave Zoli


Originally titled Town Creek , then changed to simply Creek, it was given a final last minute title change to Blood Creek before it crept into theaters over the weekend. Contractually obligated, Lionsgate decided to give this film a very limited theatrical release in only the dollar theater markets. A fate similar to last year's Midnight Meat Train. The only difference this time 'round is the fact that no one really discovered that Blood Creek was even coming out until the day it actually came out! On top of that, there has been absolutely no publicity for the film. There's not even a proper poster available and plot details were fairly scarce.

Blood Diner (1987)


July 29, 2009 - 10:56pm | FrighT MasteR
  Tags: 80's, blood, blood diner, cannibals, Carl Crew, cheesy, comedic, gore, Jackie Kong, Lisa Guggenheim, Roger Dauer, Sheba Jackson

5.4
Your rating: None Average: 5.4 (5 votes)

Rating #: 
7/10
Director: 
Jackie Kong
Cast: 
Carl Crew, Roger Dauer, Sheba Jackson, Lisa Guggenheim


I've heard lots of positive things about this movie and you'd have to be really not take this movie too seriously to enjoy it and that's exactly what I did. I knew what I was expecting, so I just watched it with an open mind. That's why I really enjoyed the movie -- it was campy, funny, and gory. This is more of a comedy than a horror film, because there's really not much for scares in here. It's all just in good fun. I thought it was pretty sweet around the beginning when a bunch of high-school girls were doing aerobics topless when one of the crazy brothers bursts in with a semi-automatic machine gun and kills them all! That was unexpected and rather funny.

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