Sunday, December 19, 2010
Nearly a decade before he directed A Christmas Story, Bob Clark helmed another holiday classic: the seminal slasher film Black Christmas. Here are some trivia questions for those who've seen the 1974 frightfest (answers appear below in the Comments section of this post).
1.What Christmas song is playing during the opening credits? A) "O Holy Night" B) "Silent Night" C) "Hark! The Herald Angels Sing" D) "Santa Claus is Coming to Town" E) "Jingle Bells"
2.How does the killer gain access to the sorority house?
3.What is the murder weapon used to dispatch Clare?
4.Clare has a bedroom poster of a grandmother in a rocking chair giving the finger. True or False?
5.Which of the following is not a place where house mother Mrs. McHenry has hidden a bottle of booze? A) in the toilet tank B) inside a hollowed book C) in a shoe box D) in a suitcase in the attic
6.What is the psycho killer's name? (Hint: it's not Freddy, Jason, or Michael)
7.What personal problem is protagonist Jess (Olivia Hussey) trying to deal with at the start of the film?
8.The movie is set in the town of Belmont. True or false?
9.How many people fall victim to the killer in the film?
10.From what medical condition does Barb (Margot Kidder) suffer?
11.The killer uses _____________________ to repeatedly stab Barb.
12.Why doesn't Jess hear the noise of Barb being murdered (upstairs in her bedroom)?
So how did you score?
0-6 Correct: a performance as obscene as the killer's phone calls
7-9 Correct: the sorority girls would be impressed (if they were still alive)
10-12 Correct: Rejoice! You are the bright star atop the Black Christmas tree