Black Christmas (1974)

Horror movies like 'Black Christmas' prove why people obsess over this genre. ” @karsten Letterboxd

Lurking Horror – Halloween at TPH

A pivotal piece of film history, its influence on the horror genre is still reverberating to this day. Black Christmas set the stage for the 70’s wave of slasher films, directly inspiring John Carpenters Halloween and championing women as not just the final girl.

As winter break begins, a group of sorority sisters, including Jess (Olivia Hussey) and the often inebriated Barb (Margot Kidder), begin to receive anonymous, lascivious phone calls. Initially, Barb eggs the caller on, but stops when he responds threateningly. Soon, Barb’s friend Claire (Lynne Griffin) goes missing from the sorority house, and a local adolescent girl is murdered, leading the girls to suspect a serial killer is on the loose. But no one realises just how near the culprit is.


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