1970’s horror flicks are often the epitome of kitsch and are fun to watch, even just for a laugh. But Black Christmas is a 1974 Canadian “psychological slasher” film that is truly frightening.
Wikipedia states that this film was partly inspired by a series of murders that happened in the Westmount section of Montreal, as well as the urban legend “The Baby-Sitter and the Man Upstairs” (though there is no baby-sitting in this movie!)
Set in a sorority house over Christmas break, a group of girls (including Olivia Hussey, Margot Kidder, Andrea Martin and Lynne Griffin) get a series of disturbing and skin-crawling crank calls from a man they have dubbed “The Moaner”. As the frightening calls intensify, girls begin to disappear, leading to an ending that is sure to stick with the viewer long after the film is over.
So with all that said, grab some popcorn and watch this film on youtube, while you still can!