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You may never have heard of this neglected 1974 gem, but you've probably seen one of its many imitators. Olivia Hussey and Margot Kidder (also look for Andrea Martin of SCTV fame) star as two residents of a sorority house that is emptying out as Christmas approaches. The atmosphere is jolly and carefree, except for an ongoing series of menacing telephone calls, and, oh yes, we've just seen someone climb into the attic with apparent ill intent. Kidder does some scene-stealing as the bad girl, Hussey illustrates one of the downsides to having beautiful long '70s hair, and Keir Dullea does a nice turn as the creepy boyfriend. Director Robert Clark knows that the unseen is far scarier than what can be seen and he ratchets up the tension beautifully, making good use of ominous shadows, and putting in nice touches like replacing the sound of a distraught woman's scream with the piercing ring of yet another ominous phone call. This is a terrific, well-made little movie that is genuinely sleep-with-the-lights-on scary. Don't miss it

Actors: Olivia Hussey, Keir Dullea, Margot Kidder, John Saxon, Roy Moore
Directors: Bob Clark
Format: Anamorphic, PAL
Language English
Region: Region 2
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Number of discs: 1
Classification: 18
Studio: Tartan Video
DVD Release Date: 4 Dec 2006
Run Time: 98 minutes

Special Features

Director's Audio Commentary.
Alternative Opening Sequences.
Original Theatrical Trailers.
Original TV & Radio Spots.
Two Location Documentaries: 'Black Christmas Revisited' and 'And All Through the
Art and Photo Gallery.

If this doesn't make your skin crawl... it's on too tight!

This is the movie which single-handedly spawned the shocking stalk-and-slash genre.

When a college dorm becomes home to a madman's crazed killing spree its terrified inhabitants fear for their lives. But who is the maniac taking their lives. But who is the maniac taking the lives of these promising students and when will his rampaging be brought to stop?

Starring Keir Dullea (Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey) and Margot Kidder (Superman's Lois Lane), this tale of festive fear is where movie massacres began.

Merry Bloody Christmas!
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