The Horror Asylum

Sign Up   Forgot Password? 
11,642 horror articles & features | 6,966 horror movies | 1,555 horror reviews | 1,309 giveaways hosted | 223 delicious interviews Established in 2001  
The Horror Asylum
  Horror News   Reviews   Giveaways   Interviews
Movies | TV | DVDs | Books | Games Movies | DVD | Books | Games Just Added | Ending Soon Just Added | Archives
Home About Enquiries Submissions Advertising Premium Feeds Cookies

LATEST HORROR HEADLINES

'Don't F#ck in the Woods' Says New Independent Creature Feature Entering the Next Level of Fear Genesis Rodriguez and Company Hit 'Puberty' A Trio of New Cast Members Head to AMC's 'The Terror'
Former Adult Swim Star Brett Gelman Joins 'Stranger Things' Getting Seriously Scared: Transylvanian Talks (and Jam) Serial Killer Horror Short SIMON Goes Feature Length VR Horror 'The Depths' Now Available to Stream

WIN a TRAIN TO BUSAN T-Shirt and Horror Blu-ray Bundle
WIN a TRAIN TO BUSAN T-Shirt and Horror Blu-ray Bundle
Win LET'S BE EVIL Poster and T-shirt
Win LET'S BE EVIL Poster and T-shirt
Horror Prize Pack Giveaway
Horror Prize Pack Giveaway
Win NOW YOU SEE ME 2 on DVD
Win NOW YOU SEE ME 2 on DVD
WIN iZOMBIE on DVD - OUT NOW on DVD
WIN iZOMBIE on DVD - OUT NOW on DVD
WIN The Neon Demon on DVD
WIN The Neon Demon on DVD


Category: Horror News

FIRST VIEWING OF BLACK XMAS

Steven Davies Posted: 3 August, 2006 at 19:36 PM GMT
Author: Steven Davies

Subscribe to this feed
   
 
Related Tags: -
Related News | News | Comments
Article sponsored by: Horror Stock   Visit here for original content services for your genre site or publication.

Fango heard this morning from a source who checked out an advance screening of MGM/Dimension’s BLACK CHRISTMAS, and filed this report:

“I just saw the new version of BLACK CHRISTMAS, written and directed by Glen Morgan, who did a good job—I thought—on the WILLARD remake. This movie is more like his and partner James Wong’s FINAL DESTINATION 3—a lot of kids you don’t care about getting killed in very nasty ways. The gore is pretty extreme, and hopefully the MPAA won’t trim too much of it because it’s the highlight of the film. I won’t give away the details, but I will say that the killer has interesting tastes in Christmas munchies! The other best part of the movie is Andrea Martin [pictured], who was in Bob Clark’s original film, returning to play the housemother. She gives a funny performance, including a couple of moments that I’m sure she made up on set.

“Unfortunately, all the girls in the movie are pretty interchangable, and it’s a good thing a lot of the actresses are recognizable from other movies and TV—like Michelle Trachtenberg from BUFFY and Lacey Chabert from PARTY OF FIVE—because that’s the only way you can tell them apart! They spend most of the first part of the movie complaining about their assorted problems and feelings about Christmas, and you don’t really sympathize with them much when they start getting killed. The audience was actually cheering the murders from the very first one!

“Unlike the original, the remake spends a lot of time explaining who the killer ‘Billy’ is and what made him so crazy. Some of the flashbacks are creepy and gross, but I preferred the way it was done the first time, where you never knew who the killer was, which made it scarier. There are some homages to the previous film, including the crystal unicorn and the fact that Billy was imprisoned in the ‘Clark Sanitarium,’ but also a lot of silly scenes and dialogue, especially at the ending that goes way over the top. So the new BLACK CHRISTMAS might work for some people as a fun gorefest, but it’s not nearly as frightening as the original. Hopefully MGM and Dimension won’t cut it for a PG-13, ‘cause they’ll lose the stuff that works best!”

Article sponsored by: Horror Stock   Visit here for original content services for your genre site or publication.




Related News
Satan Claws is On His Way - Merry Christmas From All at the Horror Asylum
Satan Claws is On His Way - Merry Christmas From All at the Horror Asylum
The Horror Asylum's Best and Worst Horrors of 2010 - Staff Picks
The Horror Asylum's Best and Worst Horrors of 2010 - Staff Picks
Hot Female Foursome Team Unicorn Return With Seasonal Zombie Video
Hot Female Foursome Team Unicorn Return With Seasonal Zombie Video
Michaela McManus Sinks Her Teeth into Role on 'The Vampire Diaries'
Michaela McManus Sinks Her Teeth into Role on 'The Vampire Diaries'
Win Takashi Miike's Extreme Classic 'Deadly Outlaw Rekka' on DVD
Win Takashi Miike's Extreme Classic 'Deadly Outlaw Rekka' on DVD

Steven Davies Posted: 3 August, 2006 at 19:36 PM GMT
Author: Steven Davies

Subscribe to this feed
Fangoria



Blood and Guts: Comments

Username:
Password:

Not Registered?
Sign up for FREE >>




 
There are currently no comments.
Why not have your say!?



Watch and Stream Horror Movies Online
using the Vidmate App

LATEST REVIEWS

The Others Movie Review

The Others

Pod Movie Review

Pod

Ouija: Origin of Evil Movie Review

Ouija: Origin of Evil

Inn of the Damned Movie Review

Inn of the Damned

Disaster L.A. Movie Review

Disaster L.A.

Horrors of the Black Museum Movie Review

Horrors of the Black Museum

Visions Movie Review

Visions

Dont Breathe Movie Review

Dont Breathe

Holidays Movie Review

Holidays

Demonic Movie Review

Demonic

Blair Witch Movie Review

Blair Witch

Darling Movie Review

Darling

Wyrmwood: Road of the Dead Movie Review

Wyrmwood: Road of the Dead

Theyre Watching Movie Review

Theyre Watching

The Open Door Movie Review

The Open Door

LATEST GIVEAWAYS

WIN a TRAIN TO BUSAN T-Shirt and Horror Blu-ray Bundle Win LET'S BE EVIL Poster and T-shirt
Horror Prize Pack Giveaway Win NOW YOU SEE ME 2 on DVD
WIN iZOMBIE on DVD - OUT NOW on DVD WIN The Neon Demon on DVD
WIN a copy of Paranoid Thriller THE NEIGHBOUR on DVD
Now you can Watch your favorite Horror Movies using the Official ShowBox App

AN INTERVIEW WITH

An Interview with Jason Blum
Jason Blum







Vampires.com Werewolves.com