Black Christmas Review
Synopsis:An escaped maniac returns to his childhood home on Christmas Eve, which is now a sorority house, and begins to murder the sorority sisters one by one.
Black Christmas (2006) is a Canadian-American thriller slasher horror movie that is a loose remake of Black Christmas (1974). Director and writer Glen Morgan (Final Destination (2000), Final Destination 3 (2006), The One (2001), The X-Files (1993)) failed at executing this movie in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The movie contains sexual language/references/content, gore, bad language, extreme violence, flashbacks, suspense, thrills, mother sexually abuse son and a few scares.
Black Christmas revolves around William "Billy" Lenz (Cainan Wiebe - Sucker Punch (2011), The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (2010), Diary of a Wimpy Kid (2010), 16 Wishes (2010)) who was born with severe jaundice resulting from a liver disease. Billy’s mother (Karin Konoval - Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011), Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014), 2012 (2009), Alone in the Dark (2005)) abused him several times physically and sexually. His mother and her boyfriend murdered Billy’s father and buried him in their basement crawlspace. His mother then locked him in the attic so that he has no contact with the outside world and will be unable to tell anyone of his father’s murder. Billy’s mother later found out that her boyfriend is impotent after she tries to get pregnant and rapes 12-year-old Billy. Billy’s sister/daughter Agnes is born nine months later. Billy (Robert Mann - Mail Order Bride (2008), The Devil and Sarah Silverspoon (2007), Judy’s Comeuppance (2005)) finally escapes from the attic at around the age of 20. He sought revenge by gouging one of Agnes’ eye out while teasing his mother that she is my family. Billy had his ultimate revenge by gruesomely killing his mother and her boyfriend lover. Police caught Billy eating his mother’s flesh and he was sent to a mental asylum.
Billy escapes from his cell around the age of 35 and heads home which is now a sorority house, Delta Alpha Kappa. Billy instantly starts a killing spree at the sorority house and a twist is seen that I actually did not see coming, there is another killer as well. Will Billy and the other killer join forces or will they kill each other? I do not like this movie because it failed in all areas in the movie. The actors did a horrible job as well as the director and the special effects department. I gave this movie a five because it was not a waste of my time and it did have a satisfying amount of gore though some of it was cheap thrills. I have higher expectations for horror movies made in the 2000’s. There are so many old horror movie screenplays to bite off of to make your own spectacular take on it. Watch this movie if you have no other choice because it will not waste your time and entertain you since there is nothing else to do.
About Black Christmas (2006)
Original Title: Black X-Mas
Runtime: 84 minutes
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Total Avg. Votes: 74
Writers: Glen Morgan, Roy Moore
Director: Glen Morgan