Black Christmas

Black Christmas

Canada | 1974 | 98 min. | Bob Clark

December 12, 2022

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One part frosty Christmas atmosphere, one part stalk ‘n’ slash magnificence, and all parts awesome, Black Christmas is a timeless and terrifying holiday tradition. During their Christmas break, a group of sorority girls are stalked by a stranger.

Related Event | SIFF Film Talks

Holiday Horror: Black Christmas

SIFF brings the ho-ho-horror with a jolly new Film Talk, HOLIDAY HORROR: BLACK CHRISTMAS, in which local filmmaker Jeremy Cropf analyzes a terrifying trio of festive slashers: Bob Clark’s groundbreaking Black Christmas (1974) and the 2006 and 2019 remakes from directors Glen Morgan and Sophia Takal.

December 15, 2022 @ SIFF Film Center & Zoom Webinar

When sorority sisters Olivia Hussey (Romeo & Juliet), Margot Kidder (Superman) and Andrea Martin (SCTV) are under attack from a vicious potty-mouthed killer, it’s up to police chief John Saxon to even the odds. But what about Keir Dullea (2001: A Space Odyssey), the brooding art-school pianist? Could he have something to do with the Christmas rampage? Years before he crafted the ultimate comedic yuletime experience A Christmas Story, genre pioneer Bob Clark gave us one of the most influential Hitchcockian slashers of all time. Black Christmas gets everything right.

  • Director: Bob Clark
  • Principal Cast: Olivia Hussey, Margot Kidder, Andrea Martin, Keir Dullea, John Saxon
  • Country: Canada
  • Year: 1974
  • Running Time: 98 min.
  • Producer: Bob Clark
  • Screenplay: Roy Moore
  • Cinematographers: Reginald H. Morris
  • Editors: Stan Cole
  • Music: Carl Zittrer
  • US Distributor: AGFA