Saw Something Scary Podcast

Black Christmas [1974] (SSS 17)

May 9, 2017

It's time for the daddy of them all!  Well, the daddy of some of them.  Ok - the daddy of Carpenter's Halloween and all the movies that tried to copy it (looking at you, Friday the 13th).

That's, right - we're talking about 1974's holiday-slasher-genre-inventing Black Friday (note: not Tobe Hooper's 2006 remake).

On the way we check out some new trailers, talk about M. Nigh Shyamalan's renaissance-through-economy strategy, and the lasting merits (?) of the episode's influential centerpiece.

Watching Black Friday you'll see young women terrorized by a prank-caller with evil intentions, an early Margot Kidder... performance, and what might be the origin story of Lt. Donald Thompson (bonus points to those of you who get the reference).

But will you see something scary?

Download and find out!


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