Olivia Hussey’s In A Deadly “Black Christmas”! Shocktober Day #18 Will Make Your Skin Crawl!

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“IF THIS PICTURE DOESN’T MAKE YOUR SKIN CRAWL – IT’S ON TOO TIGHT!”

What a great tagline for Shocktober day #18 – a classic horror film with a great star, Olivia Hussey!

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The Cult Classic “Black Christmas!”

This classic 70’s horror film was rediscovered thanks to home video, because “Black Christmas” is a tight, vicious horror thriller that is one of my top five horror films of all time!

Olivia Hussey stars as a college student who remains in her sorority over the holidays…obviously not a good idea…

Let’s look at the original trailer, which is not only lengthy at four minutes, but scary as hell as well:

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The plot is straightforward: It’s time for Christmas break, and a group of sorority sisters make plans for the holiday – but then the horrifying anonymous phone calls begin.

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Hussey starred in “Romeo & Juliet”, but this film is no love story…one of the reasons the film works so well is that her performance is so grounded in reality – she is very much like Jamie Lee Curtis in “Halloween” – empowered women who fight back against evil…

Margot Kidder also stars as one of Olivia’s sorority sisters, and she’s got a wicked sense of humor and an acid tongue…this was just prior to her breakout role as Lois Lane in “Superman”…

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What A Cast!

Kier Dullea also stars in the movie – Dullea of course was in Stanley Kubrick’s masterpiece, “2001: A Space Odyssey…”

Great character Actor John Saxon also stars – action movie fans will always remember him showcasing his kung fu moves in the Bruce Lee classic “Enter The Dragon.”

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“Black Christmas” Fan Steve Martin!

Around 1986, Olivia Hussey met Steve Martin for a role in “Roxanne”, and Martin said “Oh my God Olivia, you were in one of my all time favorite films”. Hussey assumed it was her role in “Romeo and Juliet” – but she was surprised to find out it was “Black Christmas!” Martin claimed he had seen it over 20 times!

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If you need more, Hussey has another shocker in her resume as well…the terrific sci-fi thriller “Turkey Shoot”:

This futuristic “women in prison” thriller includes a nude scene with Hussey – because in these films, the prisoners ALWAYS shower:

I hope you are enjoying these Shocktober “Cult Horror Queens” – some well known, some lesser, some legendary like Ingrid Pitt:

Nothing better for an erotic horror film than bathing in blood – see the film she starred in by clicking on the story here:

https://jrsploitation.com/2019/10/02/horror-queen-ingrid-pitt-bites-into-shocktober-day-2-vampires-lovers-countess-dracula-and-more-horrific-films/

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Bravo to Olivia Hussey for her terrific performance in “Black Christmas”, on my list of greatest Halloween shockers of all!

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Mandatory Credit: Photo by Moviestore/REX/Shutterstock (1559527a)
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3 replies

  1. Black Christmas is indeed a classic in the genre.
    And those ‘shower scenes’ are always laughingly predictable. 🙂
    Best wishes, Pete.

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