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Black Christmas (2006) The nutcase in Black Christmas eats eyeballs. He also chomps on snow-angel cookies made out of the flesh off his dead mom's back. Yet Christmas… 2006-12-25 R PT84M Horror Mystery and Thriller Katie Cassidy Lacey Chabert Oliver Hudson Michelle Trachtenberg Mary Elizabeth Winstead Lacey Chabert Dimension Films
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Black Christmas (2006)

MPAA Rating: R

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Black Christmas | SORORITY LOSER Black Christmas 's co-eds-stalked-by-slasher may be old school, but it's still low-grade horror
Image credit: Black Christmas: Shane Harvey
SORORITY LOSER Black Christmas's co-eds-stalked-by-slasher may be old school, but it's still low-grade horror
EW's GRADE
D

Details Release Date: Dec 25, 2006; Rated: R; Length: 84 Minutes; Genres: Horror, Mystery and Thriller; With: Katie Cassidy, Lacey Chabert, Oliver Hudson, Michelle Trachtenberg and Mary Elizabeth Winstead; Distributor: Dimension Films

The nutcase in Black Christmas eats eyeballs. He also chomps on snow-angel cookies made out of the flesh off his dead mom's back. Yet Christmas is not an endurance-test torturama like Saw and its offspring. A remake of one of the first slasher movies ever, it's old-school stupid instead — a return to horror roots that plays like ineptly filmed nostalgia, complete with hot sorority girls stuck inside a snowed-in house, a gratuitous shower scene, projectile but still restrained gore, and (here's what really kills it) twice as many accidental laughs as scares.

Originally posted Jan 03, 2007 Published in issue #915 Jan 12, 2007 Order article reprints