Black Christmas, 2006 Review
Written by: scarlettsnowe
I'd have to say that this was a very bad movie. To me, violence isn't what makes scary movies scary- being able to relate to the characters being killed does. This movie has a TERRIBLE hook- the beginning part of the movie that's supposed to make viewers want to see more. Actually, the hook was boring- like the rest of the movie. Who EVER starts a horror movie out with two people talking in a car for atleast a minute? Zzzz....
And characters pop up everywhere in this movie, but they're not developed. Actually, they're pretty mean and I couldn't emphasize with them. The only one that might have been nice or interesting to watch was the weird girl with the glasses, and she died first. This guy really doesn't know what slasher fans like. I think we really like a good story as much as anyone else. We're just thriller fanatics, that's all. We like the roller-coaster feel that horror has... Or at least I do. Thrillers do have a story to them, and the good ones have NICE good guys, and ONE MAIN CHARACTER. There are no main characters in this movie, not even Billy. Oh, and in case no one who watched this movie caught it, the killer with the long hair was Agnes. It's pretty terrible that I had to watch the making of feature to figure that out. The whole movie I was like, "why is Billy wearing that wig? Are they doing something like Psycho? Why won't they explain it? WTF?"
Needless to say, I never saw the ending. I left during the middle of the movie. Weird thing is, this is the director who made "Willard." "Willard" was strange, but decent. It was character driven, but somewhere between that one and this one he forgot how to develop characters. I guess he didn't think he needed- he didn't realize that there's a formula that he should follow. Good characters create empathy. EMPATHY, not violence, is what really sells scary movies. GET A GRIP, MR. DIRECTOR MAN!!!!