Horror Movie Showdown #1 Halloween VS Black Christmas

Discussion in 'Reader Polls' started by Ash28M, May 8, 2006.

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70's Slasher Showdown

  1. Halloween (1978)

    72.2%
  2. Black Christmas (1974)

    27.8%
  1. Ash28M

    Ash28M Active Member

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    Alright I'm going to list films that are in some way tied in together either because they are similarly themed or for historical reasons. You be the judge on which is the better film.

    The first match up is Two Classics of the Genre and arguably the best two Slashers ever made. John Carpenter's Halloween VS Bob Clark's Black Christmas.

    Pick your winner!
     
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    Halloween is the winner for me but Black Christmas was not far behind.
     
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    Exactly my thoughts.
     
  4. onebyone

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    They are both great slasher movies that I love, but Halloween (1978) is my favorite of the two. It's not even all that close. Halloween was very pivotal in making me a horror fan. I didn't discover Black Christmas until much, much later.
     
  5. Jamm

    Jamm J'aime les cadavres

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    Halloween is a much more popular and widely recognized than Black Christmas. And I do love it dearly. But I think Black Christmas is a better film.
     
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    Katatonia Hellbound Heart

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    I love both films as well, but I'll have to go with Halloween.
     
  7. KillerCannabis

    KillerCannabis Slow, Deep & Hard

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    I like Black Christmas, but its pretty damn hard for most horror films to top the original Halloween for me.
     
  8. fceurich39

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    same here halloween also
     
  9. JeffCostello

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    Phew, that's a tough one but it's not hard to guess which one's gonna win.
    Out of nostalgia and so on I would definitely pick "Halloween" but I'm going for "BC" as it came out four years earlier and because of the underdog factor.
     
  10. tobaccoman

    tobaccoman White, Proud, and Stupid

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    I STILL haven't seen Black Christmas! Halloween's alright, but Michael Myers never really appealed to me. I was a much bigger Freddy and Jason fan. Hell, I even like Leatherface a whole lot more than Michael, but Donald Pleasance fucking owns those movies. I'll have to wait until I see Black Christmas.
     
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    I love Halloween. For some reason Black Christmas bored me. Maybe after reading so much about it before I saw it overhyped it for me. I'll let it sit & go back & watch it again in a while.
     
  12. RyanPC

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    I love both, but Halloween has been a favorite of mine far longer than Black Christmas has. Therefore it automatically gets my vote.
     
  13. 4Gotten1

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    I dig Black Christmas and all, but Halloween takes it hands down!
     
  14. life_o_petey

    life_o_petey Guest

    i enjoy each movie more every time i see them, but Black Christmas does it for me. It's still unbelievably creepy and much darker than Halloween.
     
  15. Cujo108

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    No contest, Black Christmas. It's a much more effective film on every level, especially when it comes to dread and fright factor. It's not just that it did it first, but it did it much, much better as far as I'm concerned.
     
  16. speanroc

    speanroc I WANNA BAN

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    it's not even close , personally black christmas is not even in the same league as halloween, halloween hands down.......................halloween was a box office giant for a reason................
     
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    Its a no-contest Halloween in my opinion is the greatest horror film of all time.
     
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    Even though Black Christmas is about 4 years older, I saw and read about Halloween first. I think others will agree that with films that are pretty similar like these 2 are, the first one you see usually leaves more of an impression. So, that means my vote was for Halloween, but Black Christmas is a great film as well.
     
  19. SaviniFan

    SaviniFan I Have A Fetish

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    That is a difficult poll as I love them both, but I gotta go with Halloween. Black Christmas is a classic in it's own right though.
     
  20. hell ya!

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    Black Christmas.

    Halloween is the most overrated horror film ever!
     

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