BLACK CHRISTMAS (aka SILENT NIGHT, EVIL
D: Bob Clark
Warner Bros/Ambassador (Bob Clark)
Canada 🇨🇦 1974
W: Roy Moore
DP: Reginald Morris
Ed: Stan Cole
Mus: Carl Zittrer
Olivia Hussey (Jess Bradford), Keir Dullea (Peter Smythe),
Margot Kidder (Barbara Coard), Andrea Martin (Phyllis Carlson), John Saxon (Lt. Kenneth Fuller), Marian Waldman (Mrs. MacHenry)
Pre-dating John Carpenter's Halloween by four years, this has
virtually the same story. A grizzly story about a creepy serial killer, making obscene phone calls to the girls in a sorority house before offing them one-by-one in a killing spree.
It may not be as iconic as John Carpenter's film and lacks the
eerie music score, but it's not a bad watch for fans of the genre.
An inferior remake came out in 2006.