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Cool Horror Gear: The Black Christmas score hits vinyl for the first time

Here's something to put on your Christmas list! BLACK CHRISTMAS , one of the original slasher films (released just one week after the original TEXAS CHAIN SAW MASSACRE in 1974), is getting its score put out by Waxwork Records for the first time on any format. The vinyl record is the result of a year-long quest with Carl Zittrer to find the original master recordings,...

Details unwrapped for Canadian special edition of Black Christmas

Director Bob Clark's 1983 film A CHRISTMAS STORY is a holiday classic. TBS shows it for 24 hours straight every year on Christmas, and I never let a Christmas go by without at least one viewing of it. Nine years before making that one, Clark made another Christmas movie that may not be as widely known and celebrated as A CHRISTMAS STORY, but it is a classic in its own right....

Where in the Horror are they Now? Black Christmas Star Olivia Hussey!

OLIVIA HUSSEY THEN : Itís the holiday season once again. Stockings are hung with care and Christmas lights twinkle and shine in the cold winterís night. And for many a horror fan, we all return to that crazed obscene phone calling psycho hiding out in a sorority house in the classic chiller BLACK CHRISTMAS. Released in 1974, the horror feature helped introduce...

Original Vs. Remake: Black Christmas

There were zero suspicions with the result of our last Original Vs. Remake which had John Carpenter's The Thing easily besting it's 2011 remake/prequel. Although some people took issue with the fact that the 2011 was definitely way more prequel than remake, we still say it so closely parallels Carpenter's film that it rightfully deserved to battle in this column. Thank you very much....

It's the Booze Talkin': We want more X-Mas related horror films!

It’s Christmas time! And for many, it means sitting down with a holiday classic. Whether it’s Jimmy Stewart and IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE or the Bing Crosby musical extravaganza WHITE CHRISMAS, folks will gather round their stockings with their favorites. For me however, I prefer a little fear and fun to go with my X-Mas cheer. Every year, I make sure to sit down with the...

The Test of Time: Murder By Decree (1979)

We all have movies we love. Movies we respect without question because of either tradition, childhood love, or because they’ve always been classics. However, as time keeps ticking, do those classics still hold up? So…the point of this here column is whether or not a film stands the test of time. I’m not gonna question whether it’s still a good flick, but if the...

Dissecting Actress Mary Elizabeth Winstead!

Buy DEATH PROOF here MARY ELIZABETH WINSTEAD! Merry Christmas Eve you drunk sumbitches. No, strike that, make it a Mary Christmas...Mary Elizabeth Winstead, that is! As far as new generational scream-queens are concerned, is there a prettier package to unwrap than the gorgeous and talented Ms. Winstead? I truly doubt it. I mean, over the course of the last...

The Test of Time: Black Christmas (1974)

We all have movies we love. Movies we respect without question because of either tradition, childhood love, or because they’ve always been classics. However, as time keeps ticking, do those classics still hold up? So…the point of this here column is whether of not a film stands the test of time. I’m not gonna question whether it’s still a good flick, but if the...

Don't f*ck with the Sax! Dissecting Actor John Saxon!

ACTOR JOHN SAXON! Happy horror-days friends! With the season of Yule firmly upon us, we've decided to tie-in this week's Dissection with a Christmas theme. And really, is there a better movie to celebrate this time of year with than Bob Clark's psychological-slasher-classic BLACK CHRISTMAS ? Hell no! But instead of taking a look at the late great Clark's...

Kill of the Day: Black Christmas (1974)

With Christmas only a few days away did you guys actually think I'd stray away from the holiday at this point? Of course not! I've been treating you all to Christmas-themed Kill of the Days to help get you in the spirit so why would I stop now? For today's clip we're going back to 1974 and the original BLACK CHRISTMAS. In this scene the pesky Mrs. Mac finds something she really...
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