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Black Christmas Remake - Like it?, Love it?, or Hate it?

Old 11-25-07, 11:01 PM
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Black Christmas Remake - Like it?, Love it?, or Hate it?

Don't worry, no poll here I'm guessing most of you die hards of the original could not stand this flick but I personally loved it. It stays pretty nasty throughout and goes pretty damn over the top.

I started this thread because of a family gathering I was at tonight. pretty much the whole night I had to suffer through goofy Christmas movies playing in the background (I'm talking the wrost of the worst here with the worst starring Tim Meadows (from SNL - I think he was a ghost) trying to bring a prissy ritz couple back together - Man, I wanted to puke.

I first brought up the original Black Christmas and to my suprise (def. a suprise) some of my family members really like it - I mentioned this remake and they never knew it was remade (not so suprising).

Long story short, I thought the movie was effective in the shock, gore, & laugh department but thought it could have been shorter and should have had a much better ending
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As opposed to the goofy tree impalement we get but still, it made me laugh as well because of how predictable it was
I was just satisfied after watching it and it made me want to watch it again....which I haven't yet but will be soon.

Your thoughts?

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Old 11-25-07, 11:56 PM
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I dug it too.
Old 11-26-07, 12:05 AM
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Originally Posted by Adam Tyner
Ah yes, Mr. Tyner - please forgive me as I did mean to mention your review in my original post (honestly!!) - I was surpised to see a DVD Talk reviewer give this one praise....only because of how sacred people hold the original.
Old 11-26-07, 01:32 AM
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I like the original - but I would have been open to a good remake, so that didn't affect my judgement. I thought that the remake was a horrible piece of crap. The violence didn't strike me as "nasty", it struck me as "trying too hard". The script was sloppy (and a victim of the usual Weinstein re-editing), the acting bad (which might be sort of forgivable if the movie was any fun at all), the new plot elements un-interesting.... I really did not like this movie.
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It was just ok. I liked the idea of a remake for this film. If they wouldn't have went so over the top with it it could have been better then the original.
Don't get me wrong the original is a classic, but it is dated.
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I thought it was alright.
Old 11-26-07, 06:06 AM
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i'm a fan of the original but i actually liked the remake except for the whole backstory of the killer. you have to admit it probably has the best collection of hot girls in a horror movie in years.
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Dreadful from beginning to end. Hated every minute of it. As I said elsewhere, it ranks up there with Hostel 2 as my most hated horror films in recent memory.
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Originally Posted by riotinmyskull
i'm a fan of the original but i actually liked the remake except for the whole backstory of the killer. you have to admit it probably has the best collection of hot girls in a horror movie in years.
I agree with everything in your post. I hated the whole cheesy backstory bits and wished the killer would've either been
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anonymous or had been someone in the group
. But I liked the sense of Christmas abandonment the film built, and thought the kills were loaded with enough fun creativity the movie could have been Friday the 25th: Jason Takes Christmas.
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I have to say it surprised me, I thought I'd really not like it, but it was quite enjoyable actually.
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Absolutley positivley one of the worst movies I've seen in recent years. I love the making of documentary where even the director admits not to be excited by making the movie.
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Worst "horror" movie ever.
Old 11-26-07, 03:39 PM
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Haha I was gonna put the exact same picture!
Old 11-28-07, 12:47 AM
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Absolute rubbish.
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Hated it except for the gore and girls
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90 minutes of your life that you'll NEVER get back.
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It was a piece of shit.
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Liked them both.

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