REVIEW: ‘Black Christmas’ Reworks a Classic For the 21st Century

Bob Clark’s Black Christmas (1974) was a game-changer for the horror genre. It’s often cited as one of the first-ever slasher films and was a major inspiration for John Carpenter’s Halloween (1978). It also originated the frequently quoted line, appearing in spoofs and countless other films: “The call is coming from inside the house!” Needless to say, when remaking the film for a 2019 audience, Sophia Takal (director and writer) and April Wolfe (writer) had big shoes to fill. And, a young horror fan, I think they did a fantastic job. 

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