the twist they pulled on the halloween 1978 sanatorium escape... loved it. the synth-infused soundtrack is simply superb. the body count and its quality will definitely satisfy fans of the slasher subgenre. a very overlooked gem!
This movie isn’t the original and it doesn’t want to be. By following its own tonal direction, it allows for a narrative that does not end up in the ‘96 cult classic’s pitfalls — the apparent try-hardness and edgy nature of it all. I genuinely loved the dynamic between the girls; it’s just the kind of ‘feel good’ dark comedy that’s to be appreciated in a heavy year like 2020. Overall, ‘Legacy’ is a welcome sequel that could lead to something truly exciting with a trilogy capper.
The winter atmosphere is a central part of Black Christmas’ sound. Creaking and howling noises... they perfectly amp up the sense of dread brought by the arrival of the killer. The characters are wonderful and feel alive (heh), instead of the stereotypes that we’re used to. Director Bob Clark did a wonderful job with this holiday-themed slasher that holds up to this day.