R | | Horror
On Christmas Eve, an escaped maniac returns to his childhood home, which is now a sorority house, and begins to murder the sorority sisters one by one.
After this film's critical and financial failure Bob Clark began work on a straight up sequel to the original film with Clark as director and Olivia Hussey and John Saxon reprising their roles of Jess and Lt. Ken Fuller respectively with Jess being the new house mother of the sorority house. His untimely passing however prevented this idea from ever coming to fruition.
Everyone will be home for Christmas
Michelle Trachtenberg's character has her name spelled in the credits (M-e-l-i-s-s-a) differently from the way it appears on screen as part of a Caller ID (M-e-l-l-i-s-a).
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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