Black Christmas (2006) Movie Review

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Black Christmas (2006)

2006 | R | Horror, Thriller, Comedy
84 minutes / 1h 24min

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Black Christmas Plot Synopsis:

In the 70's, the boy Billy is born with yellow skin due to a liver disease and his dysfunctional mother rejects him. Later he witnesses his mother and her lover killing his beloved father and burying him in the basement of their house, and he is locked in the attic alone along his childhood. When he is a teenager, he is sexually abused by his mother and she has a baby girl called Agnes. During Christmas, the deranged Billy escapes from his imprisonment, kills his mother and stepfather and blinds one eye of Agnes. He is declared insane and his sister is sent to an orphanage. In the present days, Billy escapes from the Clark Sanatorium to spend Christmas with his family. Meanwhile, his former house is the Delta Alpha Kappa sorority house in the campus of the Clement University, and the housemother and the sisters Kelli Presley, Dana, Lauren Hannon, Megan, Heather, Megan Helms, Melissa and Eve Agnew are preparing the house for Christmas party in a stormy night while Clair Crosby is in her room writing a card to bury the hatchet with her sister. When three sisters vanish, the others receive weird phone calls and believe something is wrong, but they find that they are trapped in the location.

Black Christmas (2006) Review

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.

  • Black Christmas Rating Scores
  • Our Score: 5
  • Overall Score: 3.96
  • IMDB: 4.6
  • MetaCritic: 2.2

About Black Christmas 2006

Title: Black Christmas
Year: 2006
Runtime: 84 minutes
Type: Movie
Genre: Horror, Thriller, Comedy
Reviewer: Score: 2.5 / 5 stars Avg. Rating: 1.98/5 stars from 22,314 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 22,314 MPAA Rating: R
Black Christmas Cast Starring: Michael Adamthwaite, Crystal Lowe, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Karin Konoval, Ron Selmour, Jerry Wasserman, Aaron Pearl, Jill Teed, Kristen Cloke, Christian Sloan, Anne Marie DeLuise, Jody Racicot, Cainan Wiebe, Howard Siegel, Katie Cassidy, Peter New, Juan Riedinger, Oliver Hudson, Derek McIver, Greg Kean, Jessica Harmon, Leela Savasta, Evan Adams, Kathleen Kole, Wendy Buss, Christina Crivici, Aly Purrott-Armstrong, Kent Kubena, Peter Wilds, Michelle Trachtenberg
Black Christmas Writers: Glen Morgan, Roy Moore
Black Christmas Director: Glen Morgan
Language: English
Country: USA, Canada