Black Christmas is the type of horror film that I truly love the most. The film begins with a shot of the sorority house, and then we are taken immediately into the mind of the killer. A main reason why I like this film so much is the element of suspense. The killer was shot in fragments in the film, which added mystery to his character and revealed his fragmented mind. In some films, the suspense dies down because you learn the identity of the killer too early in the plot. Black Christmas did not reveal the identity of the killer, and it is still unknown in the end. I have to agree with most in that I thought the killer was Jess’s boyfriend. He seemed to be artistic, unstable, and very upset about the fact that Jess wanted to abort their unborn child.
Another thing I found interesting about the film was the element of feminism. Most of the female characters in the film were seeking more freedom and power. The fact that Jessica wanted an abortion and did not even plan on telling her boyfriend about it demonstrated her strong and confident mindset. She did not want to have a baby get in the way of her dreams and aspirations. Her boyfriend, Peter, was furious about her decision. This is why I thought that he was the killer. He was also in the house most of the time during the prank calls.