Black Christmas

release year: 2006
genre: horror
viewing setting: home DVD, 3/2/08

synopsis: A psychotic killer escapes the hospital and hides out in a sorority house at Christmas.

impressions: This was your basc by-the-numbers slasher movie. Most of the victims were generic and hard to tell apart, many of them did stupid things, and it was sometmies hard to tell what was going on given the dark lighting. One thing about the killer: he was absolutely ruthless (when someone was attacked, they were killed, simple as that.) Also there were some girls who did have the right idea (let's stay together, let's get out of this house, etc.) I had to wonder why they couldn't have just left the house and walked down the street to find another house to stay in - surely they weren't living in the middle of nowhere?

something this movie has that no other movie has: Christmas cookies made from human flesh.

acting: Hard to say, because aside from a few characters (I called them "main blond girl", "older sister", "house mother", "drunk girl", "the boyfriend") it was tough to tell them apart.

final word: Entertaining, but no classic.

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