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Pinkerton's rating of the film Black Christmas

Pre-dating 1978's Halloween by four years, Black Christmas may well have been responsible for establishing the stylistic foundations for John Carpenter's seminal slasher. The dialogue and performances are far greater than we've come to expect from films of this type and the scenes from the point of view of the killer are genuinely frightening even today. A masterpiece of the genre and criminally underappreciated.