Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Rock the Quote: Black Christmas (1974)

I'm pretty sure Jason Adams at My New Plaid Pants beat me to it on this one, but it deserves to be highlighted again.

Black Christmas was the inspiration for Halloween and all other Holiday slashers that followed in the 70s and 80s. It starred the improbable trio of Andrea Martin, Olivia Hussey and Margot Kidder as sorority girls being stalked by a killer in the attic of their sorority house.

Hussey is Jess, the final girl with the boyish name. Martin is her kinky haired best friend Phyllis. Kidder is her drunken, taunting overly bold friend Barb. (They are the archetypal precursors of Laurie, Annie, and Linda in Halloween.)

Kidder's Barb has all of the best lines, including this classic:

Clare: ...[Y]ou know that town girl was raped a couple of weeks ago.
Barb: Darling, you can't rape a townie.

1 comment:

  1. ya know, I have a much deeper appreciation for your coming out process having read these types of posts. or maybe it was the back link to the Mrs. Voorhees post. you know what I mean right?

    I mean, it's so easy for us, the readers of yon blog to be all cheerleader and go TRG!! YOU BLOG THAT GAY HORROR MOVIE BLOG!! And be all supportive of you and your man on man love.

    Which is in great fun I think. The fact that you can lay your guts all bare in these blogs and strangers go, "YOU ARE AWESOME!!"

    but, it belies the struggle sometimes. I mean, iffn I was a gay, this would be somewhat acceptable. I mean, girl on girl love is much more well, seen as something fun these days. Everyone has had girlfriend at one time. (see "The womanly art of metallica" on the Mrs. Hall blog iffn you want) But this comment isn't about me.

    It wasn't real and there was no struggle involved. But you, you knew what was real. I can't imagine what kind of struggle that was for you and my heart goes out to you. I am glad you got the help you needed to let yourself be fully you.

    So, let me say thank you for spelling out your struggle visa ve these horror movies. I love blogs that delve deep into the psych. It's really awesome that you can share all this. I'm glad you do.

    and to show my appreciation, I'll try to post more half naked Mr. Hall photos. :)

    take care-Mrs. Hall