Are holiday filmgoers ready to trade fuzzy fare such as “Miracle on 34th Street” for the likes of “Nightmare on Elm Street”? Backers of the R-rated “Black Christmas” are hoping ’tis the season to be scared out of your wits as they prepare to release the gory sorority-house slaughter tale on Dec. 25. Marketed with dark slogans such as “the ultimate slay ride,” the movie might be just the ticket to lure scare-happy teens against the backdrop of Halloween in October . . . but as carols play on Christmas Day? Catholic groups were outraged. “It’s not showing any sensitivity to Christians. It’s the birth of Our Lord. . . . It’s out of line,” said Kiera McCaffrey, spokeswoman for the Catholic League.
I’ll be the first to agree that making a Christmas themed slasher flick, and then releasing it on December 25th isn’t exactly a classy move by the film makers, so I understand the religious group’s beef. But I think if any of them knew how hot Michelle Trachtenberg looked in the movie, they’d forget all about being mad”¦.and if you believe that, you’ll also believe that Michelle and I have more than just a platonic relationship. Now can’t we all just get along? It’s Christmas! Besides, no one is going to see this movie anyhow.
View: Black Christmas Trailer
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