BLACK CHRISTMAS (1974) Ending Explained + Analysis

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  • Published on Dec 7, 2018
  • In the classic slasher Black Christmas, an unseen killer stalks a group of sorority girls over the holidays. Learn about the importance and impact of the film on the horror genre, including influencing John Carpenter's Halloween. Also investigating the backstory of the mysterious killer Billy, and explaining the ambiguous ending that leaves the fate of our main character unknown.
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  • Futcho Bishh
    Futcho Bishh 23 hours ago

    You’re a moron if you didn’t notice the fact that Billy had brown eyes and Peter had blueish-green eyes.

  • Bec SocSci
    Bec SocSci 2 days ago

    Your house is so cozy OMG

  • Orlando Hampton
    Orlando Hampton 2 days ago

    How to basic pov vibes

  • Khushi Singh
    Khushi Singh 3 days ago

    It is a pity that cute cat Claude never was seen again after Billy killed Mrs Mac.

  • Aiden Frost
    Aiden Frost 4 days ago

    I think peter and Billy are brothers

  • Igotboomed: Relaxing To Gameplay

    That beautiful relaxed cat! This original was so much better! Especially the ending and how you never see his actual face

  • Jacob Lee
    Jacob Lee 6 days ago

    Leprechaun to lol

  • John K
    John K 15 days ago

    Was this a Canadian made movie?

  • You cant beat K
    You cant beat K 15 days ago

    I don't get how wanting to murder your child makes you strong or independent. If anything getting rid of the child shows how independent you aren't because you put yourself in a situation knowing you can't handle it.

  • billy felix
    billy felix 17 days ago +1

    There's a remake coming out this year

  • Victor Hugo Padilla
    Victor Hugo Padilla 18 days ago

    I see MAY!!!!! Love that movie!!!

  • domanic williams
    domanic williams 22 days ago

    Should do Alice sweet Alice

  • Amanda Nedved
    Amanda Nedved 23 days ago +1

    Would love to see The Skeleton Key, Pans Labrynth and Mulholland Drive please :)

  • Anna Beast
    Anna Beast 28 days ago +1

    At the end, she didn't die, it was the boyfriend

  • halley ponce
    halley ponce 28 days ago

    The killer could have just been listening in to her and Petersen convo

  • Sam W2
    Sam W2 29 days ago

    What was with the girl with plastic bag over her head and that creepy old woman in the background?

  • Daniel Ruiz
    Daniel Ruiz Month ago

    Does he have a cat?????

  • Jason Turner
    Jason Turner Month ago

    this guy is annoying

  • Jason Turner
    Jason Turner Month ago

    this guy is annoying

  • Bryan Nicholas
    Bryan Nicholas Month ago

    That cat grew up to be Donald Trump

  • David C
    David C Month ago

    What if Peter was billy ? Maybe he did not die ( just badly hurt) and escaped when the cops went elsewhere and called the house again at the end.

  • Elijah Dodson
    Elijah Dodson Month ago

    I always thought that the house was once Billy's family's house and that's why all of the stuff in the attic is children's toys. My theory is that the house was bought by the local college and converted into a sorority house to cover up the history of the crime, while Billy spent time in a mental institution and was either released or escaped and became a serial rapist and murderer, his first kill in years being Janis Quaife, the teenager murdered in the park. It's obvious through dialogue between the girls early in the film that Billy calls the house routinely and is implied to have raped a woman sometime before the film, when Barb and Clare argue over the rape of a local woman. I wish they would have made a sequel that focused on Jess and Fuller teaming up to investigate a new string of murders connected to Billy and his past, which would have provided some insight on him without completely revealing who he was, as someone else begins stalking and murdering the new generation of Pi Kappa Sig.

    • Adrian Ocampo
      Adrian Ocampo 13 days ago

      The thing is, in my opinion Billy looks young in the film like in his early 20s so I doubt he used to live in the sorority house because if he did he would’ve looked older

  • Dra. Ana Lozada
    Dra. Ana Lozada Month ago

    first slasher film was psycho, stop this non sense bullshit....

    • You cant beat K
      You cant beat K 15 days ago

      He said this wasn't the first slasher film. Were you listening?

  • toshio1334
    toshio1334 Month ago

    should bring the cat in more vids

  • Erin Hand
    Erin Hand Month ago

    The cat was staring into my soul...

  • jimmyl324
    jimmyl324 Month ago

    Love this movie

  • HexagonBright
    HexagonBright Month ago +2

    If u can Kill the Baby I can abandon it so no more Child Support Bitches.

  • Paula G Whyte
    Paula G Whyte Month ago +2

    The original is the best by far. One of the greatest horrors ever. LOVE IT! Always have. It's always better when there's no back story and a LOT is left ambiguous and left to your imagination. The POV filming and the camera moving away from that poor girl in the attic was so disturbing and effective at the end. Bothered me forever when I was a kid.

  • Eduardo Corrochio
    Eduardo Corrochio Month ago

    This narration is too much, it's like watching one of those OxiClean commercials from 16 years ago. This is horror, not carnival barking. I can't take it. Three minutes is all I can stand, had to stop watching.

  • Ahmad Knight
    Ahmad Knight Month ago

    It’s a sequel

  • Ahmad Knight
    Ahmad Knight Month ago

    The sequel just spoiled the trailer smh

  • MzNaeture π
    MzNaeture π Month ago

    That's some pianoing my man 😆

  • Jason Pendergast
    Jason Pendergast Month ago

    Actually Silent Light, Bloody Night (1972) was a slasher about Xmas that was released 2 years before this.

  • ProjectB
    ProjectB 2 months ago +1

    Shut up about the cat 😂

  • the cup RM throws in the Run MV

    omg hi kitty

  • Conor Sartre
    Conor Sartre 2 months ago +1

    I thought the bad side was getting murdered over the popular last toy on the shelf

  • Sonic Neutronic
    Sonic Neutronic 2 months ago

    I used to run "itsmebilly.com" - and was on set when the remake was shot in 2006 :)
    have a look at this holiday themed horror en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silent_Night,_Bloody_Night

  • DaChozen 1.0
    DaChozen 1.0 2 months ago +1

    1:00 u forgot easter and 4th of July

  • Evan Caird
    Evan Caird 2 months ago

    So this is the 1970's version of Split lol

  • Svinja
    Svinja 2 months ago

    Came for an actual authentic Black Christmas
    Stayed for the Püssi

  • J A S
    J A S 2 months ago

    Original will always be the best. Another version is out this Dec 2019. Looks very bad.

  • d. allen spencer
    d. allen spencer 2 months ago

    Brandom tenold also did a great review of this film, as good as yours

  • James Walsh
    James Walsh 2 months ago

    The first horror to use the POV shot wasn't actually this movie. It was Peeping Tom made in 1960. I'd also argue Peeping Tom is the first slasher.
    The POV shot is awesome in Peeping Tom because it's a movie about a voyeuristic serial killer. Seeing through their eyes is thematically brilliant.

    • James Walsh
      James Walsh 15 days ago

      @You cant beat K Evidently not well enough lol.

    • You cant beat K
      You cant beat K 15 days ago +1

      He said this movie wasn't the first. Were you listening?

  • Mike Fantasia
    Mike Fantasia 2 months ago

    The only slasher movie that unnerved me as an adult. It's that good. And to think this is the first time anyone had seen many famous horror tropes. Including the very first "the calls are coming from inside the house".
    And ya, Peter fuckin ROCKED that piano!

  • Devonte Huntley
    Devonte Huntley 2 months ago

    This is not the first holiday themed horror. There was Silent Night, Bloody Night from 1972 you long-haired dolt.

  • Priscila Rockwood
    Priscila Rockwood 2 months ago

    Are you going to do a review on the Black Christmas remake that's coming out this year? Maybe compare the two? ☺️

  • Tramseskumbanan
    Tramseskumbanan 2 months ago

    What a beautiful cat.

  • Glenn Allen
    Glenn Allen 2 months ago

    Hi! You're mostly right, but Black Christmas wasn't the 1st Xmas-themed horror movie. "Silent Night, Bloody Night" predates it by 2 years (1972), and includes a phone call from within the house (upstairs), the killer's point-of-view shots, etc. All of the prints I've been able to find -- & I've really tried -- are cut terribly, so at least Black Christmas got a better release. It apparently made a "killing," if you will, in its home country of Canada, but a lousy distribution in the U.S. (its title was changed so ppl wouldn't think it was a blaxploitation film, so common at the time), and didn't do as well. OH well.

  • The Overlord Of Procrastination

    You NEED to do Alice Sweet Alice (aka Communion).
    Dig your vids, by the way.

  • PrinceZappa
    PrinceZappa 3 months ago

    The film was not a slasher.
    It wasn't actually very good.
    Visually it was brilliant.

  • Yodit Sebhatu
    Yodit Sebhatu 3 months ago

    You missed My bloody valentine

  • Lonewolf McQuade
    Lonewolf McQuade 3 months ago

    Great review the 1 film I need to understand the ending is The Perfume of the lady in Black.

  • Dipin Bk
    Dipin Bk 3 months ago +1

    Title: Ending explained
    Video: Explains the whole frigging movie

  • Jerome Marshall
    Jerome Marshall 3 months ago +1

    I hated how Jess instead of getting out the house she stays in the house

  • SuperSauron
    SuperSauron 3 months ago

    Maybe the house lady is Billy's mom. I mean if the house was Billy's childhood home his mom might still live there and also her drinking might be linked to her son killing the rest of her family.

  • antony kulik
    antony kulik 3 months ago

    Omg I love a Christmas Story...

  • Alisha J
    Alisha J 3 months ago

    The last phone call could be for Peter's death. Since the police showed up before Billy could make the call.

  • Alyssa Black
    Alyssa Black 3 months ago

    Those calls are super nasty to listen to, but so effective. There were a couple voices used for the killer and were edited together; one is even director Bob Clark

  • Ony Xerxes
    Ony Xerxes 3 months ago +1

    Couldn't stand this movie, it had a lot of good things about it but it just pissed me off how fucking stupid everyone was. Everyone goes missing and nobody thinks "Hey we should search the house thoroughly!" And then when fucking MORON Jess hears Barb screaming she goes up there doesn't even THINK that maybe "l thought a stranger was in here" could mean you know.. someone tried to kill her... But Nooooooo Jess just fucking ignores her completely and just like goes downstairs to never check on her again. What a fucking moron jesus christ. I couldn't care about Jess after that Barb thing it just infuriated me and I found the movie basically unwatchable after that.

  • Christina Littleton
    Christina Littleton 4 months ago

    Hey, FoundFlix. I'm not sure if you've ever done this or not, but I was wondering if you could do the Timeline Explained for the Final Destination series? Why Mr. Death (I know he has a name, but still) always explains the survivors that the Reaper is pissed, like he's either experienced it before? How come the "symbol of death" is introduced by the wind and/or a scary shadow? And how The Final Destination takes place at the same time the first Final Destination movie?