Monday, November 24, 2008

BLOOD ON SANTA'S CLAWS

"There's no presents, not this Christmas!"
~King Diamond

Just in time for the holidays...MY LAST CONTEST OF 2008! Black Christmas (1974) is coming to Portland's Bagdad Theater this Saturday on glorious 35mm! Bob "A Christmas Story" Clark directed this seminal holiday horror flick and laid down the blueprint for the entire slasher genre. Archetypes such as the deranged maniac calling from inside the house, predator's point-of-view camera angles, psycho-sexual undertones, and subverted holiday themes were all popularized by Bob Clark's Black Christmas. This movie is genuinely creepy and holds up surprisingly well considering it is more than 30 years old. Fun fact? Distributors were afraid it would be confused for a blaxploitation flick so it was retitled Silent Night, Evil Night for dumb American audiences. It was a box office flop until they re-marketed it with its original title. It also features John Saxon so wear your denim and leather! The contest? Just post your name as a comment here and I will leave a pass for you at the theater. That's it. Santa is coming early this year. Happy Holidays, Gorehounds!

ONE NIGHT ONLY!
Black Christmas
Bagdad Theater
November 29
11pm

"If this picture doesn't make your skin crawl... It's on too tight!"

2 comments:

o. tannen-bomb said...

john SAXON... ...denim and leather...
shit...
how about a freakin headband while im at it???

Constantine said...

wow really? Me again?

Constantine