Some obscene prank calls. Alcohol-hoarding house Moms. Creepy attics. One too many glass unicorns.
Black Christmas is the now-cult classic 1974 slasher from director Bob Clark. Clark not only directed the first seasonal slasher for Christmas but shockingly returned to Christmas as the director of the winter juggernaut A Christmas Story nine years later. Audiences in 1974 were shocked by this film’s visceral first-person perspectives, blood-curdling phone calls and general mystery surrounding the antagonist. Despite lukewarm reception on release, Black Christmas has inspired countless slasher genre tropes and was a direct inspiration to Halloween four years later.
Black Christmas revolves around the events unfolding at a sorority house during winter break at a peaceful university. When sorority sister Claire goes missing and prank calls to the house become more and more obscene, the atmosphere in this college town turns dark. The police try to help the best they can, but things keep getting worse and worse until the shocking conclusion.
Join the TPM crew as they debate the most shocking slasher films and moments. After the debate everyone grabs some hidden alcohol bottles and answer the call to review festive slasher classic ‘Black Christmas’.
- Debate Topic (02:40): Most shocking slasher
- Movie Review (14:42): Black Christmas (1974)
- What Would You Do Differently? (58:08)
- Awards (1:01:40)
- Final Cut (1:04:28): Movie review scores from hosts and guests
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