The Foywonder's Ten Worst Horror Films of the Decade
Christmas, 2006: Religious groups are up in arms that Hollywood would dare open a slasher movie on Christmas day. They weren't nearly as offended as most horror movie fans were after viewing the rancid remake of Black Christmas. Forget a lump of coal, Santa just took a big ol' dump in our stockings**. As appealing as watching the "Two Girls, One Cup" episode of "Iron Chef", Black Christmas is the only film on this list that truly came across as a motion picture made with a sense of absolute contempt for its viewers. As ugly as it was insulting to your intelligence, and yet I know there are gore-hounds out there that will defend this as a solid slasher flick. To you I say that tells me I could dangle my car keys in front of your face for an hour-and-a-half and you would be just as easily entertained so long as I was dripping in blood while doing so.
Movies like Black Christmas are the reason why the horror genre gets a bad rap, why many non-genre directors will go out of their way to keep their movies from being labeled as horror, why horror movie fans get labeled as being nothing but a bunch of bloodthirsty malcontents, and why slasher films are generally perceived as being one step up from pornography in terms of social value. The 1974 original practically gave birth to the slasher movie. The 2006 remake kind of makes you wish the original had never been made because of it.
** If Paul WS Anderson had written that line it would have been "Fuck with Santa and we'll see who shits in the stocking."