Dir. Bob Clark (1974). This bloody yule log is often cited candidate as one of first-ever slasher films; it’s less often celebrated as one of the best. It should be – Bob Clark’s film about killings in a sorority house has the nervy energy and fine mounting tension that too often went missing in the mall-horror throwaways that followed in its wake. Bonus: Olivia Hussey and Margot Kidder! Bonus bonus: Spot auteurist connections between this and Clark’s later films Porkys, A Christmas Story, and Baby Geniuses!
Sat., Nov. 24, 12:15 a.m.; Sun., Nov. 25, 12:15 a.m., 2012
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on November 21, 2012