Hey guys, just wanted to let you know this episode delves into a difficult topic, including content that might otherwise be uncomfortable, offensive, and triggering to those listening. As such, I have marked this episode explicit in the shownotes.
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Considered a proto-slasher along the likes of The Town that Dreaded Sundown, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, and Psycho, we’re nowhere near the holiday favorites of A Christmas Carol, A Christmas Story, or even Die Hard. Nope, this is Black Christmas, and we’re getting our seasons greetings from Pi-Kappa-Sigma.
This isn’t your normal Christmas movie, and there’s no guessing what’s wrapped up under the tree, but why don’t you go ahead and press that play button and I can give you a couple clues?
(First clue: read the title!)
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Black Christmas (1974) is Rated R. It has no detailed certificate, so here’s my own certificate: Frightening images, violence and gore, brief sexual imagery, mild nudity, occasional vulgar speech, strong language, and crude humor.
It features Olivia Hussey, Keir Dullea, Margot Kidder, Andrea Martin, and John Saxon.
Directed by Bob Clark.
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Melvin Benson is the founder, editor, and lead host of Cinematic Doctrine. He’s written fiction and nonfiction for over a decade with short stories featured on the Creepypasta Wiki and Wattpad. His novelette Ethereal Temptation, a teen drama with a tinge of magical-realism, can be read for free here. His hope is to see King Jesus glorified as far as the east is from the west!