Thank you, sir! Thanks to this review, I watched Black Christmas last night and I thought it was great. I like movies like this that aren't so much about gore and body count, but go more for being atmospherically creepy.I discovered your blog a while (year? two?) back and took the time to read just about every review. We don't agree on everything, but we do enough to make me a big fan of your well written reviews. I don't really like much of the other stuff on Adventures in Poor Taste so I continue to check here for your horror reviews. Thank you for posting links to them here. Keep up the good work.
@CDMThanks for the good word!I kinda mothballed PelleCreepy when writing for my other sites enveloped too much of my time, but I've been trying to up my horror content at AIPT so as to keep this site alive in some fashion.Thanks for reading!
You know, I'd never seen this one, so I took your advice, stopped reading the blog post, and found a copy. And I'll be damned if this wasn't some really good film making. The famous "you've got to get out of there" line is what struck me most, not just because it was nice to finally see the quote in context. What surprised me completely was how damn effective this film was at establishing tension. The viewer has already known for a while what the characters just figured out, yet it's *still* damn creepy. Similarly, a ringing phone hasn't ever been quite so unsettling. (And yes, I'm including "The Ring" in that assessment.) Glad I watched this one, and skipped the remake.
I was going to ask if the remake was worth a crap, then realized I was talking about a remake of a good horror film, so "no" is probably the answer.
Thank you for writing this review!
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