Category Archives: ‘Black Christmas’

The Low-Budget Canadian Film That Inspired ‘Halloween’ and Launched an Entire Horror Genre

Stop me if you’ve heard this slasher setup before: There’s a large, creepy house with many dark shadows, perfect for jump scares and surprise attacks. The cast is mainly young, attractive women who are hunted by a crazed killer during the holiday season. And the killer himself is more metaphor than man, an unstoppable, unexplainable personification of masculine id with a singular purpose: to kill all the pretty women. Read More here

Beyond Fest 2018’s Full Programming Schedule Includes HALLOWEEN (2018), BLACK CHRISTMAS (1974)

In addition to their recently announced 13-film David Cronenberg celebration, Beyond Fest’s full programming slate honors the horror genre’s past and present with a wide range of screenings, including Halloween (2018), Bob Clark’s Black Christmas (a big influence on the new Halloween), John Carpenter’s Halloween, The Monster Squad (with cast and crew in attendance), Anna and the Apocalypse, early screenings of the new Suspiria at the nearby Cinerama Dome, and much more: Read More here