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Duckie Dale Winton
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Anyone remember this? I guess it must have come out around the same time as "Halloween" (the greatest horror movie of all time - bar none!).

My memories of it are somewhat sketchy, but it was basically a "psycho killer stalks sorority girls" type affair, with mr Psycho taking up residence in the attic, and making menacing phone calls to the girls downstairs....whilst bumping them off one by one!

What I DO remember, is that the killer had the creepiest, most unsettling voice I have EVER heard.......and it's scared the living sh*te outta me for the past 25 years!! [Eek!]

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I love Black Christmas! It was kinda freaky. I remember one scene where he is behind the door and the girl looks and can see his eye. That always freaked me out. That is a great scare.
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I have Black Christmas on DVD. Margot Kidder is in it and Olivia DeHussey. Alot of people think the movie When a Stranger Calls kind of ripped off their idea from this movie, of having the killer call the girls from inside their own house. That is pretty much the scariest part.
That eyeball scene is definately scary. But, it leaves the ending wide open and your never quite sure who the killer was, and if they got the right person, and if not.. then who the heck was it.

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I actually had an argument with people at imdb over the identity of the killer.
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I said "Well, if it wasnt the boyfriend of the girl who wanted an abortion, who was it?"
and they said "Billy!" and I said "Who the hell was "Billy"?" and they said "The crazy guy livinging in the closet" and I was like "Okay, so he WASNT a main charactor...and it was never explained who he really was and why he killed people and how he got in the attic in the first place! The movie sort of "cheats" then, doesnt it?" and they got mad I said it "cheats"!!!
People also told me their personal interpetations that Billy had grown up in the house and killed his baby sister Agnes and thats why he was up there and...well, whatever. I just think it wasnt fair to string us along TWICE: once with the boyfriend and ALSO once with a guy who is killing kids at a nearby park. And then at the end, nope: its neither of them! "It's Billy". Too pat an answer for my liking.

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Duckie Dale Winton
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Thanks - you guys have good memories! Looks like I'll have to track down a copy and refresh mine.

.....And I remember the eyeball scene now! AAARGGHHH - nightmare city!!! I'll be sleeping with the lights on for weeks now! [Eek!] [Wink]

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Yeah...I remember them finding the little girl in the park (dead)...but I haven't seen it in 2 years maybe, and if I remember right...it didn't seem to connect. It obviously wasn't the boyfriend, because of the scene at the end, wasn't he back up in the attic? I remember the girl is at the hospital at the end...or is it the house??...and everyone leaves her alone...and isn't she semi sedated or sleeping...and you can tell there is someone else there in the room.

I don't like movies like that when you make up any kind of ending you want...then the whole thing isn't believable at all. It has to make sense to me...like there has to be an explaination for why the killer kills people.

I saw on the front page of a tabloid today in the store...that they said the BTK Killer had celebrities on his "hit" list, and it showed a picture of Meg Ryan and Halle Barre. Does anybody know that story??

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I remember watching this while I was walking on the treadmill quite a few years ago. I couldn't follow it very well because I was breathing to heavy I guess. I need to see this one again.

Doesn't it have Olivia ?? from Romeo and Juliet in it? I think that is the main reason I wanted to watch it because I hadn't seen her in anything else.

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Yes it's Olivia Hussey from Romeo and Juliet. She's one of the main charcters.
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