I was so excited to find out I was going to get to see Black Christmas on Friday the 13th! It’s always been a lucky day for me, until today. Today …that trend ended. I was so disappointed with Black Christmas.
Let me first state that I have not seen the original. I didn’t even know this was a remake until I read the trivia on IMDb. I’m ashamed to admit that, since I’m a huge horror movie fan.
The plot sounded good, the trailers were enticing, but the main thing that dragged it down for me was the actors themselves. I didn’t feel anything for them. Riley, the main character (Imogen Poots), is a pretty good actress, but in this she seemed to fall flat. Her backstory was a good starting point, but they didn’t make me feel bad for her. She seemed stiff and emotionless. That irked me right away.
The supporting cast was the same. There were a few I was actually looking forward to seeing their untimely demises. That sounds harsh, but it’s the truth. This leads me to the directors…was it their fault? Perhaps, but nonetheless I didn’t really care for it.
I’m being generous, giving it a C- purely for the fact that I loved the sets. They were great, they did a really good job on the location.
About The Peetimes: This is a super short movie so hopefully these 2 Peetimes should do it for you.
There are extra scenes during, or after, the end credits of Black Christmas. (What we mean by Anything Extra.)
Rated (PG-13) for violence, terror, thematic content involving sexual assault, language, sexual material and drinking
Genres: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
RunPee.com owes RunPee Sis a huge debt of gratitude. She sees any movie needed with no complaints and has done so for ten years (even basing Thanksgiving and Christmas family festivities around the seeing films). In 2015 Sis ran the entire RunPee enterprise herself, while RunPee Dan, Jilly and Mom went traipsing off to Europe. Sis is the spider in the web holding the RunPee family together — besides being a funny, well rounded person, and a joyous pleasure to be around. Her favorite films start and end with horror (which thank goodness she’s happy to see, since most of us don’t have the stomach for it) — but also likes silly comedies, sad dramas, and musicals of all types. If you’ve used a Peetime for a scary film, you probably have RunPee Sis to thank for it.
Favorite movie genre: Horror, horror, and more horror. The more disturbing, the better. Period.