Black Christmas (2019) - Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Hohum Score

18

Watchable

A group of female students are stalked by a stranger during their Christmas break. That is until the young sorority pledges discover that the killer is part of an underground college conspiracy.

IMDB: 3.2
Director: Sophia Takal
Stars: Imogen Poots, Aleyse Shannon
Length: 92 Minutes
PG Rating: PG-13
Reviews: 115 out of 376 found boring (30.58%)

One-line Reviews (224)

Super slow & bad storyline.

This is probably the worst movie I've ever seen....

Perhaps if this didn't take the Black Christmas name, I would have enjoyed it slightly more than I did.

Yes it has plenty of propaganda that is being shoved in our faces as of lately.

The 2 dimensional characters make the ending even worse with the cliche "let's explain the whole plot and Not kill the lead" (as if we didn't know the whole plot from the trailer).

The scares are YAWN.

The acting was great and the story, though a bit far fetched, made for an entertaining evening!

But it fails with its boring direction.

However, its still fun while enjoyable characters in: Riley and Nate.

The acting was flat and wasnt believable, everything was so predictable, just a bad movie made worse with social justice warrior nonsense.. thiabseems to be the trend now, ruin every decent movie by making it a "statement" piece trying to push some sort of nonsense narrative.

It follows typical slasher bits and yet is somehow hard to follow.

This is one of the worst films I have ever seen please don't waste your money go see terminator dark fate or spies in disguise not this horrible lazy attempt at a horror movie just watch something else

Predictable and lacking in suspense .

So, then, it's a breath of fresh air to see the suspenseful, sly, and sharp 'Black Christmas' use the slasher genre as an opportunity to call this out and even preemptively lampshade some of its most vocal critics.

This version is boringly written, rushed, one-dimensional, cheap, chock full of child-safe kills and entirely suspense-less.

Cheesy, campy, and somewhat dull.

Bad acting, bad directing, worst movie I've ever seen!

Honestly, anyone who's been waiting months to see this movie like me, don't waste your time going to the theatre to watch this movie.

This is bland, not scary not suspenseful, nor well written, garbage using a classic horror name to push an agenda.

But it's clever in the way it plays off certain elements from the first one - kills, corpse staging, etc. It's far from perfect, but it's fun and entertaining.

after about 15 minutes i realized it was garbage and was not enjoying it, so i started watching at 1.5 speed to get through the boring parts.

The plot was predictable.

Has some very good kills in it and it's entertaining enough.

The worst movie in 2019.

The kills are reasonably violent, but come too slowly, the attempts to create tension and jump scares do not work, and the addition of a fraternity cult killing the young women is really stupid, I definitely preferred the 2006 version to this rubbish, a boring and uninteresting slasher horror.

A formulaic and way below average horror film.

Even the remake, which I re-watched a few years back was mildly entertaining.

Its lucky its 3.2/10. I lasted 40mins then walked out disgusted.

Predictable Story, Mostly Talking, Minimal Action .

One dimensional, predictable, suspense less and goreless.

There is so much feminist and woke propaganda here that it leaves absolutely no room for scares or tension.

It's not perfect, but it's worth watching.

On the downside: it's a predictable slasher film where people make dumb choices from the perspective of the audience (although things like being concerned about your cat and running for help all seem pretty logical in the real world).

This may have been the worst movie I've ever seen.

This is so bad it is in my top 10 worst movies of the year!!

If you want to waste 90 minutes of you're life, this is the movie for you.

Dont waste your time or money, spend it on christmas presents for your kids and tell them you love them

The end is so bad and predictable.

Worst movie ever.

When the cause of all this revisits campus for the annual Christmas talent show, it's up to Riley to face her fears and stand up for what's right and call out the issues this school has been facing for far too long.

Bad acting, a terrible storyline, annoying characters, and a stupid predictable plot are all what this movie is about.

Wow what a terrible film i actually walked out of the cinema after 35 mins i just did not want to sit thru another hour of this rubbish .......

It may not be a bad film, but it's an incredibly boring one.

Legitimately the worst movie I've ever seen .

The direction and cinematography is dull and uninspired, and the film feels completely lifeless as a result, lacking in any mood and suspense almost entirely, and substituting with way too many cheap jump scares.

Characters are cliche and dumb.

Boring .

It's just too silly and predictable to be properly scary or entertaining

I don't know why it has such a low rating, I found it entertaining.

It is being so dull.

Even with all the talky dramatic scenes, if there was just more action and suspense i'd definitely have rated it higher and wouldn't have seemed a waste of money.

Save your money and time.

Bad scares, ridiculous plot, boring characters, and total edit fail making it PG-13.

I advise you to save your money and watch the original or the remake (yes, that one looks a masterpiece if compared with this new version...

Silly propaganda .

What a waste of time.

Whereas that 2006 remake felt like a candy-colored, studio re-tooled fever dream of nothing but gore scenes and poorly drawn characters, this new stab at the story feels disjointed and in the middle of an identity crisis.

This movie is a typical slasher movie set around Christmas, it's rather fun and enjoyable at times and the feminist aspects of the film I actually found rather refreshing and interesting.

I fully enjoyed it and so did everyone else in that cinema.

I've watched the movie and I thought "What a waste of money and time".

1st & 2nd Act = Enjoyable.

The film is also very predictable, makes absolutely no sense and is very far fetched.

For a feminist piece, it's ironic that the women are cliche, anonymous and interchangeable.

Enjoyable Black Christmas...

So, do yourself a favor and save your money.

Boring and predictable .

It was a waste of my time.

see it if your fighting the good fight and men are evil (or incompetent for plot reasons, but then, so we're the girls till they needed to be strong) otherwise save your money.

Black Christmas is a boring, bloodless thriller that is radical in its beliefs and incapable of accepting a bit of a different opinion, shot for the fun of snowflakes and all kinds of warriors for the rights of all disenfranchised.

I would hate even if they wrote an opposite story about good men killing bad women because both ways are so generic, boring and wrong.

One of the worst movies I've seen in a while.

In fact, it's obvious that telling an interesting, suspenseful, and scary story is the last thing on the creators' minds, which is a shame, because there are some good ideas that could have been explored involving sexual assault, rape culture, and men vs.

Absolutely the worst movie I've seen in theaters for the year 2019.

Very predictable.

Predictable and Unrealistically Stereotypical .

It's not often that you find a film in the thriller/horror genre that has something "new" to say, so it's even more exciting to find that one of the original films in the "slasher" genre is actually still one of the freshest, most unique and utterly entertaining of them all.

Waste your money on something else .

Other than this was the worst movie I've seen since I found my parents tape when I was 11 years old.

100% would not recommend this film, it is an hour and a half of downers and negativity followed by a way too long, slow motion and unrealistic fight scene at the end.

Kris' passion for equality in the film is engrossingly fascinating.

This is by far Blumhouse's worst produced title yet, as well as one of the worst movies of 2019.

I think people's issue with this movie is the "message"--that white men are evil--and that's why it's getting called the worst movie of the year.

This is all pointless as the movie is a supposed to be horror movie, which I think we can all agree is the last genre that needs empowerment shoved down our throats.

Other than that a complete snooze fest.

By my teens, My Grandmother was a Stephen King fan from the start, and i got all her used books, so i guess rollercoaster fear & adrenaline entertainment are in my blood.

The rest of the time it's just bland boring and doesn't know what it wants to be.

The actual 'plot' is utterly ludicrous, and the final showdown is so bad it's hilarious - tough girls fighting with boys, so stunning and brave *eyeroll*.

The 2006 remake was crap but at least I found it more entertaining and a better remake this garbage.

I really enjoyed it.

Dont waste your money in theaters on this flop.

The original 1974 film is a pretty good classic scary movie, and the 2006 version was much more violent and lively, the trailer for the 2019 remake looked like it could be entertaining, I wrongly decided to leave reading the reviews until after I watched it.

Worst movie I've ever seen.

Lindsay leaves early as her grandmother is expecting her.

Too many boring conversation and overuse scene!

It had good potential to be good horror but fell into typical cliches and predictable story line ending.

But for what this movie was it was very entertaining and I enjoyed it I do not get on the hate live a little people!

Yes it was heavy on feminism, could have been a lil more toned down, but it was still very entertaining.

What a waste of time.

Dont waste your time with this movie if you want to have someone tell at you about being scared of men when really it's even between men and women.

Keep it simple, keep it fun, keep it rolling, and just keep it entertaining.

One of the worst movies I have ever seen!

this is on of the worst movies ever made.

Don't waste your time on this one.

Don't waste your time on this, watch the Original or failing that the remake isn't to bad either, better than this movie.

As the film goes on the "woke" gets to be a touch too much towards the finale but it is entertaining and the points that are made in this genre themed battle of the sexes is really quite intriguing.

I struggled to stay awake and contemplated leaving many times.

Very entertaining .

Don't waste your time.

Maybe it was lowered expectations or maybe it's my love for all holiday horror movies, but I'm one of the few that found this new version fairly entertaining and not quite deserving of the hate it's been getting.

This is probably one of the worst movies that I have ever had to sit through, and it is a complete waste of time and money, don't watch it.

For the 1st and 2nd Acts of the film, the film is actually enjoyable while being nowhere near close to the greatness of the original.

Dragged away, the camera stays on the remnants of an angel murdered.

The scares were cliché and very unoriginal.

Simply put, the movie is boring, uninspired, and was better suited as a teen drama TV movie.

Don't waste your time.

The first part of the movie is the most stupid and boring thing ever!!.

Such a waste of time!

All of the kills are off screen and so much time is spent with long and drawn out conversations between the female leads that even the short running time seems to drag on, and on and on.

This film is so boring and all around terrible that is very much so the worst movie I've seen in 2019.

Worst movie I have seen in many years.

Worst movie ever...

Don't waste your time or money on it.

It is bad enough we have to deal with it on normal programing, why they feel the need to ram it down in movies is getting quite tiresome.

Embarrassingly Unwatchable .

Save your money and mind because once you see it, you can't unsee it!

It's pretty cathartic and entertaining if you aren't a bigoted misogynist.

Worst movie of the last decade.

Worst movie of the year .

waste of money....

The man hating saturates from start to finish, and I left the theater feeling they were counter productive.

Don't waste your time.

boring as hell..My first review btw...

This was probably the worst movie I've seen all year.

Waste of my time and money.

It's so preachy it actually annoyed me, if my eldest son was not with me, pissing himself laughing at how bad it was, I would have walked out!!

Waste of time .

The Hunt, Happy Death Day, Ready or Not, Fantasy Island, Get Out, Truth or Dare, all very entertaining films by Blumhouse of varying levels.

Acting is bland especially the Helena Actress is just plain bad.

Honestly, the audience participation in my theater was entertaining.

Then came the news about it being PG-13 which was admittedly disappointing, and then came the news that it was no longer going to be released in New Zealand due to poor quality and then the poster came out and was incredibly bland - and with each bit of news like that my excitement levels depleted.

Of the film itself, Black Christmas (2019) is decidedly dull.

Complete waste of time.

Feminist propaganda disguised as a horror movie......

People really be out here calling this film the worst movie they've ever seen.

This was one of the worst movies I've seen this year.

Laughably predictable.

I found it bland, unimaginative if you want Xmas horror watch the 1974 version

It is one of the worst movies I've seen but does have its few enjoyable moments.

Somewhat bland direction despite the great pacing.

1970s horror films are only boring, if you're dumb and can't pay attention to stuff for long.

Second worst movie in a while.. .

Feminist propaganda .

Just don't waste your time.

Waste of time and money .

Dull, awkward, and predictable.

Bland Christmas .

Anyways, the movie is the 4th worst movie I've ever seen.

One Of The Worst Movies I Have Seen This Year .

Save your money and don't watch this piece of trash.

The pacing is completely off (the action in the final act comes out of nowhere with no build up), it's a boring watch and dry as hell, all of the female characters are just political mouthpieces for Takal and Wolfe ("Kris" is one of the most insufferable characters I've had the displeasure to watch in any movie), there's virtually no suspense at all, Cary Elwes phones it in with an incredibly hammy performance, the Christmas atmosphere is sorely lacking, Caleb Eberhardt is a horrible actor, and the new "twist" on the story is laughable.

It has a more fast paced style and a completely different story it's trying to tell.

Put your energy into delivering us an entertaining movie with interesting characters and leave politics at the door unless it is crucial to the story you are telling - it's hardly rocket science.

Annoying ads all over the place but the movie is boring af.

Don't waste your money and your time!!.

This new take is much more political and has sacrificed so much to cram the beliefs of the production heads of this movie in that it was more infuriating than enjoyable.

Don't waste your time and money on this film.

Don't waste your time or money !!!

An intense and moody 70's slasher film and one of the best Christmas horror films.

Entertaining Christmas horror .

It is a dull slasher movie with no thrills.

Its story is full of plot holes, all the plot twists are dumb and the feminist propaganda of the movie turns into a full-blown attack on men as a gender in the end.

Overall, I thought it was suspenseful enough and did have some surprising and fun kills.

The scares are so predictable, there's no interest in who the killer is because I was so far removed from interested.

But it still offers a compelling and semi unique setting.

It's fast paced, never boring, has balls, and doesn't shove technology down your throat.

I've never seen the older versions of Black Christmas, but I think this is the worst movie I've ever seen.

Don't waste any time on this movie.

I enjoyed it even though I know it's a less than stellar retelling of a classic.

6 Underground (which I watched yesterday) was bad, but in an entertaining way, and I had fun with iy!!

Don't waste your time.

It's just so boring and bad!

An Unexpected Gift for Audiences Who Need a Fighter .

This is easily one of the worst movies I have ever seen.

Ignore the fact that the whole movie is basically wrapped in feminist propaganda.

Save your money.

It's cheap with the scares, and for all its attempted subversions, it's really bland and basic.

Film is so predictable and twist is so silly and no one can act to save this filth.

Should have left the theater .

I enjoyed watching the movie, I think it's great .. I give it 5 out of 10 .. Worth watching

No plot give away there.

Don't waste your time.

Save your money and watch the 2006 remake.

But her character is bad and cliche.

This film was very fun and enjoyable.

In a nutshell it is terribly written, badly acted and directed, boring, and lacks any form of horror entertainment that results in a kick in the ding-dongs for Blumhouse who should have double checked the credentials of director Sophia Takal.

They took every liberal feminist cliche/meme and made this horrible movie.

Film story line is a joke what did i watch for 90 minutes was a total waste of time and energy.

I enjoyed watching the movie, I think it's great .. I give it 5 out of 10 .. Worth watching .

The films plot plays out like any typical R rated slasher movie, but for some reason they decided to tone down the violence a lot, making it even more boring than it already was.

My friend said it best as, "A Twitter Post turned into a movie", this horror/thriller will not offer scares, thrills, or even a semi-engaging story for those who are fans of the genre.

The chemistry between the leads is good, The twists are unexpected and shocking.

It's the Most entertaining time I've ever had in the movie theater everybody was screaming and laughing and enjoying themselves yes this movie was not perfect when it came to the remake of the original material.

However the acting was decent, Riley (the main character) is likeable and fleshed out, the plot is fine (if a little predictable) and the hint of romance isn't too cringy or overbearing.

Don't waste your money or time seeing this.

The biggest disappointments about the film: poor pacing and lame kills - the first half of the film was particularly slow.

Although the ending wasn't satisfying, many moments in the movie are pretty thrilling, and some even tantalizing.

Campus abuse and rapes were described in the great "The Hunting Ground", and the pointless gory gender violence was shown in epic "Assassination Nation".

So boring.....

Honestly the plot was stale, boring and predictable to the T.

Propaganda .

I love Scream, this movie was just boring.

Still the ending was intense and overall that's an easy B- (7 out of 10) from me.

It is a fast paced little flick with a little bit of subverted tropes to keep it feeling a little fresh.

This movie was garbage what a waste of time and money

The ending to this flick is legit one of the most mundane, comically cheesy "resolutions" I've ever seen put on film.

This movie just doesn't make sense, probably the worst movie I have seen this year.

It was probably the worst movie of 2019.

This new version of Black Christmas has a lot of big ideas and many of them are pretty exciting.

Don't waste your time.

This isn't the worse feminist film that beats you over the head in 2019, that crown should probably go to "Hallowed Ground", which far too long, and is even more hit you over the head misandrist!

Make the film unwatchable!

Especially when the denouement should have been a reward for wading through stupid dialog about patriarchy, instead it is dull, boring, and over to quick.

The film is pure nonsense, forcing you into its unfounded, contrived narrative while preaching at you every other minute.

The Worst Movie Ever made...