Tag: Bob Clark

Slash the Patriarchy (Black Christmas, 2019)

Welcome to Christmas time at Hawthorne College. As people are getting ready to leave for break, sorority girls are disappearing. Riley is in her senior year and trying to still come to terms with being raped by a popular frat boy years earlier. She… Continue Reading “Slash the Patriarchy (Black Christmas, 2019)”

Oh Fuuuuuuuuuuuuudge (A Christmas Story, 1983)

In 1983, filmmaker Bob Clark adapted the book In God We Trust: All Others Pay Cash by Jean Shepherd.  The book was actually a compilation of columns Shepherd had written for Playboy.  Clark and Shepherd used the various stories to build the tale of… Continue Reading “Oh Fuuuuuuuuuuuuudge (A Christmas Story, 1983)”

Christmas Darkness (Black Christmas, 1974)

Halloween is often cited as the father of the slasher genre.  But three years prior was Bob Clark’s Black Christmas.  If you are wondering why the name Bob Clark might sound familiar, there is a reason.  For about a decade, for 24 hours every… Continue Reading “Christmas Darkness (Black Christmas, 1974)”