R | | Horror
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.
One of the few mainstream films to feature a male body double for a female actress. Lauren Hannon spends a portion of the film passed out drunk in bed and for the day Crystal Lowe was not on set a male double was used for her legs hanging off the bed. The double not only had smooth and feminine looking legs, he also had the matching skin tone.
Can't we just get on with this thing?
Ms. Barbara MacHenry: We have to open Billy's present first!
Heather: I'm really not okay with this. Buying a present for a serial killer?
Ms. Barbara MacHenry: Billy lived here.
The heavy snowfall makes it more difficult for the girls to leave the sorority house, so then how did Billy and Agnes even reach the house in the first place?
The final credits include the message "Goodbye, Shirley," in tribute to composer Shirley Walker, a frequent collaborator with director Glen Morgan. Walker passed away in November 2006, before "Black Christmas"' release.
In the UK version Melissa's death is entirely different. Instead of breaking free from the garbage bag and eventually getting an ice skate through the back of her head, she gets bagged and her right eye is gouged out. She is then dragged by the empty socket down the hallway and killed (off-screen).
£367,743 (UK) (17 December 2006)
$16,235,293 (USA) (11 February 2007)
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