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Black Christmas

"It is the uncertainty that is unveiled in the final moments before the credits roll that makes Black Christmas a quintessentially Canadian masterpiece." - National Post

From the director of 'A Christmas Story,' but don't let that fool you! 

"BLACK CHRISTMAS is one of the most important Canadian horror films of all time, and is now considered a classic of both the Christmas and the horror genres, as well as an important benchmark on the road to slasher films as we now know them" (Mental Floss). As winter break begins, a group of sorority sisters, including Jess (Olivia Hussey) and the often inebriated Barb (Margot Kidder), begin to receive anonymous, lascivious phone calls. Initially, Barb eggs the caller on, but stops when he responds threateningly. Soon, Barb's friend Claire (Lynne Griffin) goes missing from the sorority house, and a local adolescent girl is murdered, leading the girls to suspect a serial killer is on the loose. But no one realizes just how near the culprit is.

Filmed in Toronto and Hamilton!

Restoration courtesy of Shout! Factory and the American Genre Film Archive


"The horror film that started it all....not to be missed." - Movie Hole

"There's no doubting that Black Christmas had all the advantages of being first of its kind. The film stands as the mother of the modern slasher. It was able to make its own rules, and subsequently created a template for the films that came after." - Thrillist

"Like [John]Carpenter, Clark avoids graphic gore, focussing instead on suggestion and using careful mise-en-scene, editing and use of music to build suspense." - Eye for Film

"This dark holiday classic ranks as one of the screen's very first slasher flicks." - Combustible Celluloid

"Cold, classy, and straightforward, Black Christmas also has the advantage of good acting by the female leads played by Margot Kidder and Olivia Hussey." - Film Threat

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