The Winning Essay On Black Christmas (1974)

The author won a Blu-Ray DVD Player after entering TLR's 5th Birthday Essay Contest in August 2010

By Jason Mayer

The movie that has made an impact on me was the 1974 version of Black Christmas. My favorite horror movie of all time. 

Now you're probably thinking, "How could a horror movie change ones life?" Well, it was the last movie that gave me a scare. I was 16 years old when I first saw this movie and it was unbelievably scary to me. I remember shutting my closet doors before going to bed. 

It's also one of the movies that keep me motivated in trying to continue life in a film career. I watch this movie every time I'm motivated to shoot a horror movie. 

Olivia Hussey plays such an amazing role as the shy yet head on her shoulders college woman, Jess Bradford.

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The more and more as I watch this movie I also fall more and more in love with John Saxon as an actor. He's been in a wide range of movies and even in A Nightmare on Elm Street 1, 3 and 7 He once again plays a cop in this movie. 

What also makes this movie great is Bob Clark How's this guy going to create and direct two of the best Christmas movies ever.  A Christmas Story was his second Christmas style movie and it is one of the most known Christmas movies ever.

Unfortunately the 2006 remake did no justice to the original's piece. It's a shame. The audience probably never knew about the original one either and now it probably has a bad rep from it. They tried to stick with the original storyline but had to do something drastic and ruin it. The only good part about it was probably having Mary Elizabeth Winstead as as Heather before her name became better known

That's the movie that pretty much changed my life. One last scare for the road to take with me on my way to manhood. 

If you haven't seen the movie, please go do so. Pay some respect to one of the better 1970's horror slasher movies. The movie does not have that cheesy horror look to it either. That's  a plus. Check it!