Black Christmas
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A few innocent women experience a nightmare before Christmas in this bloody thriller. Billy Lenz, a severely maladjusted child, finally snaps under years of brutal treatment by his family, killing and eating them in an explosion of violence on Christmas Eve. For years, the Lenz house stands vacant, but in time it's purchased and renovated as the new home for a college sorority. A few days before Christmas, a handful of sorority sisters -- Dana (Lacey Chabert), Melissa (Michelle Trachtenberg), Kelli (Katie Cassidy), and Heather (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) -- are enjoying a quiet evening with… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 14%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"It's old-school stupid."
‑ Gregory Kirschling, Entertainment Weekly
"A modern horror movie featuring a non-ironic shower scene is far less knowing than it pretends to be."
‑ Nigel Floyd, Time Out
"A colossal mess, which is not at all as dispiriting as those remakes of classic horror which are just empty, shallow exercises in genre mechanics."
‑ Tim Brayton, Antagony & Ecstasy
"Black Christmas works best as a campy deconstruction of the genre than it does as a horror film."
‑ Stax, IGN Movies
"The fans will dig the brief-yet-nasty FX work, but they'll have to slog through a pretty tiresome movie just to get their hands on those nuggets."
‑ Scott Weinberg, DVD Clinic
"Black Christmas lacks the timing and visual wit to make its splattery EC Comics gags either genuinely scary or funny."
‑ Jim Ridley, Village Voice
"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."
‑ Peter Howell, Toronto Star
"All setup and no payoff makes this a dull film."
‑ Kevin A. Ranson,
"this reimagining showcases with encyclopaedic relish just about every slasher convention and variation that has evolved over the last thirty or so years since the original Black Christmas screened."
‑ Anton Bitel, Film4
"It's hard to get worked up over the fate of characters whose identities remain largely a matter of conjecture."
‑ Thomas Peyser, Style Weekly (Richmond, VA)
"As yuletide counterprogramming goes, here's one smelly lump of coal."
‑ Michael Rechtshaffen, Hollywood Reporter
"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."
‑ J. R. Jones, Chicago Reader
"Neither horror, nor comedy. It's barely even a movie..."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Film Threat
"Shockingly awful in every way imaginable..."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"full review in Greek"
‑ Joseph Proimakis, Movies for the Masses
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