Parents' Guide to

Black Christmas (2006)

By Cynthia Fuchs, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 17+

Dreary slasher remake is worse than fruitcake.

Movie R 2006 84 minutes
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Community Reviews

age 17+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 18+

Watch the original!

The Original 1973 version was way better than this!

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
age 18+

Just bad!!!!

Wow, this was a pretty dumb movie! For a huge horror lover like myself, this absolutely flopped. Total let down. It's not scary, very boring, cheesy and just poorly done. Characters are extremely unlikable, some of the acting seemed like comedy. The music was silly, just overall a very blah movie!! The original Black Christmas is amazing!!! I only actually watched it recently this year and was amazed at how great it was, very scary too (unfortunately it is not on CommonSense site)! Check that one out instead on IMDB!

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much swearing

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (3):
Kids say (11):

Gruesome and bleak, this is a particularly uninspired slasher film remake. Except for the addition of flashbacks and back story (which end up detracting from the scares rather than enhancing them), Black Christmas is essentially the same as Bob Clark's 1974 original. But Glen Morgan's not-so-new version is slow-moving, unsurprising, and very, very bloody.

The formula, treated so carelessly, is tiresome: Each girl reveals early on a rudimentary reason why she might "deserve" her upcoming abuse and Billy's story is one we've heard too many times before: Bad mom makes bad son. In addition, the gore is rendered with slurpy sound effects and jarring close-ups in lieu of characterization.

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