A timeless, terrifying and demented holiday tradition from director Bob Clark years before he crafted the yuletide comedy classic, A CHRISTMAS STORY.
It’s a superior precursor to slasher films like HALLOWEEN, starring Olivia Hussey, Margot Kidder and Andrea Martin as sorority sisters who become menaced by a potty-mouthed psycho-killer, who may or may not be the brooding art-school pianist played by Keir Dullea (2001: A Space Odyssey). Shot with a maximum concern for implied terror and shadowy half-images, with the bonus of cult movie stalwart John Saxon as the police chief.
“The film stands as the mother of the modern slasher. It was able to make its own rules, and subsequently created a template for the films that came after.” ~Jourdain Searles, Thrillist