Thursday, January 26, 2012
Black Christmas (1974)
Enter The Dragon plays lieutenant Fuller who is trying to track down a killer who murdered a 13 year old girl in a park and is now terrorizing the girls of a sorority house. Amongst the girls is the beautiful Olivia Hussey (Romeo And Juliet) and Margot Kidder who just finished filming Brian De Palma's Sisters.
The killer suffocates a girl with a plastic bag which would become the memorable poster for the movie. He also kills another with a giant hook attached to a pulley system and he slashes another up with glass. There is some rape and murder that happens off screen but the true scares come from the haunting telephone calls. "Let me stick my tongue in your pretty, piggy-cunt. I'm going to kill you". The things that come out of the killer mouth is pretty sick & twisted and there is no doubt this person is a psychopath.
I have not yet seen the remake nor do I want to. This film is untouchable. 1974 was such a strong year for the horror genre. I would say Black Christmas and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre are amongst the best and neither one of them should have been remade.