BLACK CHRISTMAS (1974) Ending Explained + Analysis

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  • Serena Mighte
    Serena Mighte  21 hours back

    Came to the comments to see people’s POV of who they think the killer is and I only see comments about the cat 🤣🤣🤣

    • Ms. Ree
      Ms. Ree  2 days back

      Bob Clark also made the hilarious Porky's films.

      • Ms. Ree
        Ms. Ree  2 days back

        Thank you very much for covering The 1974 one as it was one of my favorites.

        • Pheonixtail Dragonlore

          One of my favorite slashers! Billy's so creepy being a faceless killer! 😱😱😱😱

          • laura galvez villamarin

            Im here 'cuz of the CryptTv sponsored trailer for the movie with the same name

            • Ariel Harmony
              Ariel Harmony  6 days back

              THAT CAT IS GONNA EAT MY SOUL

              • LoganArnoldKicks
                LoganArnoldKicks  6 days back

                I love how you said that Peter plays piano in some sort of medieval conservatory 😂 That’s exactly what I thought when I first watched it

                • ROEMON Chris
                  ROEMON Chris  1 weeks back

                  Dont forget "Happy Death Day" MAKING PEOPLE SCARED AND HATE THEIR BIRTHDAYS😎😎😎😎😎😎😎😎😎

                  • Rolanda Loathe
                    Rolanda Loathe  1 weeks back

                    Love this movie.

                    • Psycho XXXDDD
                      Psycho XXXDDD  1 weeks back

                      Damn can y'all leave the cat alone Jesus it's never that series

                      • Joseph Castillo
                        Joseph Castillo  1 weeks back

                        There is no one outside...
                        THEY ARE ALREADY INSIDE.

                        • Andrea Talbot
                          Andrea Talbot  2 weeks back

                          They also need to stop remaking this movie unless they make it exactly like the original. The remake was stupid

                          • Andrea Talbot
                            Andrea Talbot  2 weeks back

                            I was dragged to this movie as a kid by my not much older aunt. It scared the crap out of me! Still does lol

                            • Aza Games
                              Aza Games  2 weeks back

                              He forgot thankskilling

                              • Coolcat Shan
                                Coolcat Shan  2 weeks back

                                Please explain the hell raiser franchise!!

                                • Ginger Kubicz
                                  Ginger Kubicz  2 weeks back

                                  Is there any about easter that seems easy to do.

                                  • Amber134 Xo
                                    Amber134 Xo  2 weeks back

                                    This film holds the honor of being the first seasonal slasher film (a horror movie taking place during a holiday) in horror movie history and would later be followed by Halloween (1978), Friday the 13th (1980), Prom Night (1980), Mother's Day (1980), Graduation Day (1981), My Bloody Valentine (1981), Silent Night, Deadly Night (1984) which is another Christmas horror movie, and April Fool's Day (1986).

                                    Art Hindle, in an interview included with the DVD and Blu-ray, reveals that the fur coat he wore in this film was in fact his own. It still hangs in his closet to this day.

                                    Andrea Martin was the only cast member to return for the 2006 remake.

                                    The killer, popularly know as Billy, was never confirmed by name. Much like other aspects of the movie, not knowing the killer's identity is meant to increase a sense of ambiguity. Not knowing anything about the killer was intended to make him less relateable, to have a much more suspenseful impact on the audience.

                                    In order to get the the proper creepy and raspy voice for Billy, actor Nick Mancuso had to stand on his head to compress the thorax in his neck

                                    The film is listed number 87 on Bravo Channel's 100 Scariest Movie Moments.

                                    Although this film's original title was Silent Night, Evil Night it shares no connection to the Silent Night, Deadly Night (1984) film, another Christmas horror movie, or any of its sequels. Another similarly titled film called Silent Night, Bloody Night (1972) also has no relation to the film.

                                    This film gave Olivia Hussey and Margot Kidder recognition as Scream Queens. Ironically enough, Olivia Hussey does not like horror films as they scare her too much.

                                    The entire cast was filled with horror movie veterans, or soon-to-be stars of the genre. Olivia Hussey would star in two horror classics, this movie, and It (1990), the TV miniseries based on the Stephen King novel. John Saxon would star in this and A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984), another horror classic, playing a cop in both. Art Hinkle would star in this and Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978). Margot Kidder had just starred in Brian De Palma's Sisters (1972) before she starred in this, and would later star in The Amityville Horror (1979).

                                    There is a purpose for the eerie ringing telephone as the closing crawl appears. This indicates that the main heroine will die. However, the heroine's death is left open to personal interpretation by each member of the audience. The ending of the film forces people to think independently.

                                    While writing the script, Roy Moore and Bob Clark could not decide whether or not to have Jess killed off or let her live and so they decided to write two alternate endings to the film, one where she dies and one where she survives. Neither ending was ever filmed and so they decided to leave the ending and Jess's fate ambiguous and stuck to this ending despite interference with the studio.

                                    Coincidentally enough, the exact same line "The calls are coming from inside the house!" is uttered in this movie and When a Stranger Calls (1979).

                                    So that’s the facts about this movie

                                    From IMDB.com

                                    • Amber_pops133 Xoxo
                                      Amber_pops133 Xoxo  2 weeks back

                                      This film holds the honor of being the first seasonal slasher film (a horror movie taking place during a holiday) in horror movie history and would later be followed by Halloween (1978), Friday the 13th (1980), Prom Night (1980), Mother's Day (1980), Graduation Day (1981), My Bloody Valentine (1981), Silent Night, Deadly Night (1984) which is another Christmas horror movie, and April Fool's Day (1986).

                                      Art Hindle, in an interview included with the DVD and Blu-ray, reveals that the fur coat he wore in this film was in fact his own. It still hangs in his closet to this day.

                                      Andrea Martin was the only cast member to return for the 2006 remake.

                                      The killer, popularly know as Billy, was never confirmed by name. Much like other aspects of the movie, not knowing the killer's identity is meant to increase a sense of ambiguity. Not knowing anything about the killer was intended to make him less relateable, to have a much more suspenseful impact on the audience.

                                      In order to get the the proper creepy and raspy voice for Billy, actor Nick Mancuso had to stand on his head to compress the thorax in his neck

                                      The film is listed number 87 on Bravo Channel's 100 Scariest Movie Moments.

                                      Although this film's original title was Silent Night, Evil Night it shares no connection to the Silent Night, Deadly Night (1984) film, another Christmas horror movie, or any of its sequels. Another similarly titled film called Silent Night, Bloody Night (1972) also has no relation to the film.

                                      This film gave Olivia Hussey and Margot Kidder recognition as Scream Queens. Ironically enough, Olivia Hussey does not like horror films as they scare her too much.

                                      The entire cast was filled with horror movie veterans, or soon-to-be stars of the genre. Olivia Hussey would star in two horror classics, this movie, and It (1990), the TV miniseries based on the Stephen King novel. John Saxon would star in this and A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984), another horror classic, playing a cop in both. Art Hinkle would star in this and Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978). Margot Kidder had just starred in Brian De Palma's Sisters (1972) before she starred in this, and would later star in The Amityville Horror (1979).

                                      There is a purpose for the eerie ringing telephone as the closing crawl appears. This indicates that the main heroine will die. However, the heroine's death is left open to personal interpretation by each member of the audience. The ending of the film forces people to think independently.

                                      While writing the script, Roy Moore and Bob Clark could not decide whether or not to have Jess killed off or let her live and so they decided to write two alternate endings to the film, one where she dies and one where she survives. Neither ending was ever filmed and so they decided to leave the ending and Jess's fate ambiguous and stuck to this ending despite interference with the studio.

                                      Coincidentally enough, the exact same line "The calls are coming from inside the house!" is uttered in this movie and When a Stranger Calls (1979).

                                      So that’s the facts about this movie

                                      From IMDB.com

                                      • Ljud 5000
                                        Ljud 5000  2 weeks back

                                        OMG GUYS ITS A CAT OMG SO EPIC GUYSSSSS XDXDXDDDDDDD LE EPIC CAT AMIRITE XDXDDDDDDDD!!!!!!!111!!11!!!!!!!!1!!!!!!!!!!!!1!!!!!!!!!

                                        • Egypt *
                                          Egypt *  2 weeks back

                                          Love ur kitty ❤🐈🐾

                                        • Eyepatch Bunny
                                          Eyepatch Bunny  3 weeks back

                                          Billy (SNDN), Billy (BC), Billy (MBV)

                                          The '70s-80's though that William is the most serial killer-esque name of them all

                                          • Wi-Fi TV
                                            Wi-Fi TV  3 weeks back

                                            Im seeing the reboot on the 13th of next month

                                            • Ryan Kasik
                                              Ryan Kasik  3 weeks back

                                              So its like when a stranger calls

                                              • Ryan Kasik
                                                Ryan Kasik  3 weeks back

                                                Can u block all comments with the mention of a feline plz tired of trying to scroll past them all

                                                • sadboy2020feg XD
                                                  sadboy2020feg XD  3 weeks back

                                                  Y'all ready for this garbage remake?

                                                  My bad..."Retelling"

                                                  • Futcho Bishh
                                                    Futcho Bishh  3 weeks back

                                                    You’re a moron if you didn’t notice the fact that Billy had brown eyes and Peter had blueish-green eyes.

                                                    • Bec SocSci
                                                      Bec SocSci  3 weeks back

                                                      Your house is so cozy OMG

                                                      • Orlando Hampton
                                                        Orlando Hampton  3 weeks back

                                                        How to basic pov vibes

                                                        • Khushi Singh
                                                          Khushi Singh  4 weeks back

                                                          It is a pity that cute cat Claude never was seen again after Billy killed Mrs Mac.

                                                          • Aiden Frost
                                                            Aiden Frost  4 weeks back

                                                            I think peter and Billy are brothers

                                                            • Igotboomed: Relaxing To Gameplay

                                                              That beautiful relaxed cat! This original was so much better! Especially the ending and how you never see his actual face

                                                              • Jacob Lee
                                                                Jacob Lee  4 weeks back

                                                                Leprechaun to lol

                                                                • John K
                                                                  John K  1 months back

                                                                  Was this a Canadian made movie?

                                                                  • You cant beat K
                                                                    You cant beat K  1 months back

                                                                    I don't get how wanting to murder your child makes you strong or independent. If anything getting rid of the child shows how independent you aren't because you put yourself in a situation knowing you can't handle it.

                                                                    • Scratch
                                                                      Scratch  1 months back

                                                                      There's a remake coming out this year

                                                                      • Victor Hugo Padilla
                                                                        Victor Hugo Padilla  1 months back

                                                                        I see MAY!!!!! Love that movie!!!

                                                                        • domanic williams
                                                                          domanic williams  1 months back

                                                                          Should do Alice sweet Alice

                                                                          • Amanda Nedved
                                                                            Amanda Nedved  1 months back

                                                                            Would love to see The Skeleton Key, Pans Labrynth and Mulholland Drive please :)

                                                                            • Anna Beast
                                                                              Anna Beast  2 months back

                                                                              At the end, she didn't die, it was the boyfriend

                                                                              • halley ponce
                                                                                halley ponce  2 months back

                                                                                The killer could have just been listening in to her and Petersen convo

                                                                                • Sam W2
                                                                                  Sam W2  2 months back

                                                                                  What was with the girl with plastic bag over her head and that creepy old woman in the background?

                                                                                  • Daniel Ruiz
                                                                                    Daniel Ruiz  2 months back

                                                                                    Does he have a cat?????

                                                                                    • Jason Turner
                                                                                      Jason Turner  2 months back

                                                                                      this guy is annoying

                                                                                      • Jason Turner
                                                                                        Jason Turner  2 months back

                                                                                        this guy is annoying

                                                                                        • Bryan Nicholas
                                                                                          Bryan Nicholas  2 months back

                                                                                          That cat grew up to be Donald Trump

                                                                                          • David C
                                                                                            David C  2 months back

                                                                                            What if Peter was billy ? Maybe he did not die ( just badly hurt) and escaped when the cops went elsewhere and called the house again at the end.

                                                                                            • Elijah Dodson
                                                                                              Elijah Dodson  2 months back

                                                                                              I always thought that the house was once Billy's family's house and that's why all of the stuff in the attic is children's toys. My theory is that the house was bought by the local college and converted into a sorority house to cover up the history of the crime, while Billy spent time in a mental institution and was either released or escaped and became a serial rapist and murderer, his first kill in years being Janis Quaife, the teenager murdered in the park. It's obvious through dialogue between the girls early in the film that Billy calls the house routinely and is implied to have raped a woman sometime before the film, when Barb and Clare argue over the rape of a local woman. I wish they would have made a sequel that focused on Jess and Fuller teaming up to investigate a new string of murders connected to Billy and his past, which would have provided some insight on him without completely revealing who he was, as someone else begins stalking and murdering the new generation of Pi Kappa Sig.

                                                                                              • Adrian Ocampo
                                                                                                Adrian Ocampo  1 months back

                                                                                                The thing is, in my opinion Billy looks young in the film like in his early 20s so I doubt he used to live in the sorority house because if he did he would’ve looked older

                                                                                            • Dra. Ana Lozada
                                                                                              Dra. Ana Lozada  2 months back

                                                                                              first slasher film was psycho, stop this non sense bullshit....

                                                                                              • You cant beat K
                                                                                                You cant beat K  1 months back

                                                                                                He said this wasn't the first slasher film. Were you listening?