Black Christmas

Director: Bob Clark Year: 1974 Run Time: 98min
One of the first slasher films ever made, Black Christmas (Noël tragique) (1974)

If Black Christmas doesn’t make your skin crawl, it’s on too tight!

At the start of winter break, a group of sorority sisters begin to receive threatening anonymous phone calls. The calls are initially creepy, but soon turn murderous as girls start disappearing from the sorority house and the sisters begin to suspect a killer is in their midst. But no one realizes just how close the mad murderer may be!

Inspired by the terrible true crimes of the Westmount murders in Montreal, Black Christmas is surely not your traditional holiday fare, but when the film is this historically significant — Bob Clark’s film is often cited as one of the first slasher films in horror — naughty or nice, it’s time to check it off your list!


Bob Clark


Roy Moore


Bob Clark


Olivia Hussey, Keir Dullea, Margot Kidder, John Saxon


Horror, Thriller




Black Christmas was filmed and set in Ontario.

Ratings by Province:

R Alberta
18A British Columbia
14A Manitoba
R New Brunswick
R Newfoundland and Labrador
R Nova Scotia
R Northwest Territories
R Nunavut
18A Ontario
R Prince Edward Island
13+ Québec
18A Saskatchewan
18A Yukon