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Black christmas

He sees you when you're sleeping, he knows when you're awake...[1]


If this movie doesn't make your skin crawl, it's on TOO TIGHT!
—1974 Tagline
Let the slay ride begin.
—2006 Tagline

A 1974 slasher, redone in 2006, and one of the Trope Makers for the slasher genre.

The story is about a group of sorority girls who are staying over for Christmas break. Each one has their problems, but they don't know it's about to get worse, as a psychotic bastard sets up home in the Sorority House attic... And starts his reign of terror, terrorizing the girls with disturbing phone calls before killing them...

The 1974 movie was directed by Bob Clark, who is better known for directing a very different Christmas-themed movie...

Not to be confused with Silent Night, Deadly Night; another Christmas-themed slasher flick.


This film has examples of the following tropes:


The remake provides examples of:

  • A God Am I: One of Billy's fellow asylum inmates apparently has messianic delusions:

  Orderly: "Happy birthday."

  Melissa: "No. You see, serial killers murder repeatedly for sexual thrill. Billy Lenz was a spree killer - dude just fucking lost it."

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