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Black Christmas

Black Christmas

Olivia Hussey
Director: Bob Clark Cast: Olivia Hussey
Olivia Hussey
, Keir Dullea
Keir Dullea
, Margot Kidder
Margot Kidder
Bob Clark

Blu-ray (Special Edition / Wide Screen / 2 PACK)

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Although this Canadian production saw its widest U.S. cable TV distribution in the early '80s (primarily under the title Stranger in the House) to capitalize on the phenomenal success of Halloween and its offspring, this effective suspense-thriller actually predates John Carpenter's film by four years. The story involves a dangerous psychopath hiding out in the attic of a sorority house who torments a small group of pretty young sisters (including Olivia Hussey and Margot Kidder) who are staying behind over Christmas break. His tactics range from making obscene phone calls from their house-mother's phone, to stalking the terrified boarders with sharp objects and murderous intent. Director Bob Clark, who mistook dreariness for tension in his previous horror effort Children Shouldn't Play With Dead Things! (1972), here demonstrates a tight, aggressive style that generates some very original shocks -- particularly the surprise ending -- which clearly influenced dozens of similarly-themed slasher films to follow.

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Product Details

Release Date: 12/13/2016
UPC: 0826663171860
Original Release: 1974
Rating: R
Source: Shout Factory
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Time: 1:38:00
Sales rank: 5,295

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Olivia Hussey Jessica Bradford
Keir Dullea Peter Smythe
Margot Kidder Barbie Coard
Andrea Martin Phyllis Carlson
John Saxon Lieutenant Kenneth Fuller
Marion Waldman Mrs. Mac
Doug McGrath Sgt. Nash
Michael Rapaport Patrick
Les Carlson Graham
Martha Gibson Mrs. Quaife
Robert Warner Doctor
Jack Van Evera Search Party
Les Rubie Search Party
Marcia Diamond Woman
Robert Hawkins Wes
David Clement Cogan
John Stoneham Cop
Tom Foreman Cop
Art Hindle Chris
Lynne Griffin Claire Harrison
James Edmond Mr. Harrison

Technical Credits
Bob Clark Director,Producer
Gerry Arbeid Co-producer
Karen Bromley Art Director
Stan Cole Editor
Roy Moore Screenwriter
Reginald Morris Cinematographer
Findlay Quinn Executive Producer
Richard Schouten Associate Producer
Carl Zittrer Score Composer

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