Black Christmas is a 1974 horror movie that freaked out a whole bunch of people when it was released. This movie is considered a classic horror movie from the crazy days of 1970’s Hollywood. This was a time in movie making history when filmmakers took risks and had to do things by improvising. New ideas that we take for granted now were first tried during those crazy days. A lot of those ideas are on display in this one movie.
When it comes to the ultimate Christmas movie, for me it’s a toss-up between three great classics. With my colleagues covering National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation and A Christmas Story, I get the third film, It’s A Wonderful Life. Made in 1946, seven years before even my parent being born, this film is loved and adored in my heart.
Most people love the holiday season because of all the beautiful, decorative Christmas displays in the stores, the christmas lights, the chance that it WILL snow on Christmas, and the general feeling of giving and love. And there is no better example of this love for Christmas than the classic Christmas tale, A Christmas Story. Originally, this movie was not a huge success. But over the past 10 or so years, its has become almost a Christmas cult-classic movie.
For those playing the home game, this movie is definitely not for kids and not your typical Christmas movie. There are some seriously disturbing scenes in this. If you can track it down, it is worth a watch for horror fans and particularly slasher horror fans. I had to hunt for it since I had never seen it. You have been warned.
Die Hard is, without a doubt, a shining example of the 80’s action genre. Is it, or it’s sequel, Die Harder, a Christmas movie? Not strictly speaking, but they do take place on Christmas Eve, and Die Hard almost entirely at a Christmas party. And one of it’s most memorable lines says “ho ho ho.” So that’s something. Read the rest of this entry
Santa’s Slay is one of those movies that you hear of but quite don’t get around watching. Then when you actually do watch it, you kick yourself for not watching it sooner. It’s basically a comedy-horror Christmas movie that doesn’t take itself seriously and achieves laughs from start to finish intentionally and unintentionally.
Here at The Devil’s Advocates Movie Reviews, we decided to do a segment counting down to Christmas. Each month we do a spotlight featuring a certain actor or director, but this month we are changing things up for the holidays. Each day starting tomorrow a different movie will be posted related to the holiday. Some obvious, and some more obscure, but all having some connection to this time of the year being Christmas and Hanukkah. We will bring traditional, comedy, and even horror to this festive time. Join us each day leading up to the 25th and read a new review.
Thank you and happy holidays to all of you from all of us at The Devil’s Advocates Movie Reviews.