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. Workshed

    Workshed a.k.a. Villyan Shit

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    Halloween is a classic, classic film and will always be remembered and respected. But Black Christmas actually scared me. The phone calls are unbelievable. BC wins!
     
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    Halloween for me-John Carpenter at his best. Loved The Fog too.
     
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    There have been some tough ones lately. So it was a pleasure to see this match up which wasn't even close. Halloween.
     
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    I first saw Halloween on TV when I was 14. It was the first slasher movie I'd ever seen and it scared the bejesus out of me. I only saw Black Christmas a few years ago for the first time. BOTH are great movies and I watch each one every year during the appropriate season. I'm sure if Black Christmas had been my first slasher at 14, that would be my choice, but as it is I've got to go with Halloween for scaring me first.
     
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    Halloween.

    Black Christmas is one of the most overrated films. Boring, bland direction, and horribly acted, it is amazing every time I read people praise this POS.
     
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    YottNik Pay the price!

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    Wow, we must be talking about two different films. Black Christmas is fantastic, IMO.
     
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    Black Christmas for me. While I like Halloween, I've never been all that excited about it - don't even have it on DVD.
     
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    I saw Black Christmas last year and couldn't get over how awful and boring it was. Halloween.
     
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    DVD-fanatic-9 And the Next Morning, When the Campers Woke Up...

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    No surprise - Halloween.
     
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    DVD-fanatic-9 And the Next Morning, When the Campers Woke Up...

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    Your avatar is of Friday the 13th.
     
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    Been a while since I've seen it, but doesn't Alan Arkin do this in Wait Until Dark? I can't remember if he's physically incapacitated, or it's just the darkness until he opens the refrigerator.
     
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    I'm wondering from some of the comments if there might be some confusion here as to which version of BLACK CHRISTMAS people are not liking,as it was recently remade.Everybody is free to like or dislike anything they want of course,just wanted to make sure they understood it was the 1970's BLACK CHRISTMAS were talking about.
     
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    Not really a fair contest to put Black Christmas (1970's) in really - I had to go with Halloween even though Black Christmas was very good - and the new version of Black Christmas is awful awful awful!
     
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    Check the dates, I'm pretty sure most of this thread was from before the remake (of either film, actually) was released.

    I prefer Black Christmas. I just don't know what it is about Halloween that fails to "wow" me. Don't get me wrong, I don't hate it, but I just don't consider it some amazing masterpiece.

    Black Christmas has so many great elements that make it superior. For one thing, the cops are trying to figure out what's going on just as much as the sorority girls (compared to Dr. Loomis idling outside the Myers house until the climax). One of the poignant scenes in BC is John Saxon listening in on Jess' conversation with Peter; a rare example of intelligent detective work in a horror film.

    Then add the humor (fellatio, a new exchange), and the great scene juxtaposing the childrens' singing with a graphic murder, and you've got holiday viewing at it's finest.
     

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