This festive fright-fest was a nice surprise from what I was originally expecting. This is another horror remake (in the people behind ‘Final Destination’ – great film), but un-like so many others; it did manage to surface trumps; including ‘The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.’ This is a remake of Bob Clarke’s 1974 classic slasher movie, ‘Black Christmas’; which actually came four years before John Carpenter’s ‘Halloween’. Some fans lay claim that it had been the original slasher flick.
From the outside, this appears like merely another of your respective basic ‘there’s a psycho hacking up a variety of pretty girls, who’re accumulating the stairs as opposed to on their way,’ and to a particular extent that’s correct, it does not take way this really is conveyed that’s intriguing and enticing to look at.
ซีรี่ย์จีน : crazed killer, Billy Lenz, escapes his psychiatric ward and is also determined to get to his childhood home, where he was abused, by Christmas. Problem is, it’s years later and also the home is now a Sorority house. It’s Christmas Eve along with a who’s who of teen/horror girl stars are available to welcome him, including Melissa (Michelle Trachtenberg , ‘Buffy the vampire slayer’ fame), Heather (Mary Elizabeth Winstead, ‘Final Destination 3’), Dana (Lacey Chabert, ‘Mean Girls’) and Kelli (Katie Cassidy, ‘When a stranger calls’ remake.)
This movie is definitely decent, it has a constant sense of being watched that runs right the way through it and adds a sparkle for the scares, as well as the tension is kept high. The actresses, although spouting some awful lines sometimes, also say the right ones. The acting is nice, and because the majority of the leading ladies are stars, and a lot ones horror stars, the viewers doesn’t guess which one is going to reach the rolling credits. The story-line builds well, and there is a mounting tension, because the killer first phones the girls, then actually starts to reduce them.
A similar storyline to the original ‘Halloween’, with a killer returning home to the holidays, there’s also many similar P.O.V shots in the killer, watching the ladies at home. The Christmas theme bleeds in nicely using the plot, and it results in in places (especially, the flash-backs to Billy Lenz’s childhood) like something, director, Tim Burton, would dream up. The film gets darker and darker once we undertake it, with a few very violent scenes, and the music by Shirley Walker is fantastic; capturing horror and Christmas everything in one twisted melody. Also, the application of red and green lighting throughout (owed to Christmas) is incredibly cool, and helps to create a fantastic atmosphere.
Due for it being emerge a Sorority house, which no longer being 1974, some in the dialogue just doesn’t cut it. I can’t imagine several girls’ keeping the home which has a crazed serial killer, because they can’t find their ‘sorority sister,’ believable in 2007 – sad, but true. There is, unfortunately, the obligatory shower scene, yet it’s useful for scares, not thrills, and thus works.
Right in the start you’ll be able to tell, this is simply not your usual run with the mill slasher, it actually features a back story, and that we do find ourselves tending to some of the characters, for example, Kelli, played by Katie Cassidy is great; plus should you hated ‘Dawn’ in ‘Buffy the vampire slayer’ – you might be gonna love this movie.