Twas the Night for Bloodshed – Black Christmas Taglines

Since the taglines of Silent Night, Deadly Night were slim pickings, I have decided to share the taglines from Black Christmas earlier than planned. Both the original film and the recent remake have a good selection of taglines to praise and to poke fun at. Enjoy this holiday season with some Christmas-related horror film taglines, bringing some humor and fear to your holiday.

Black Christmas (1974)

If this movie doesn’t make your skin crawl… It’s on too tight!

Christmas is coming early this year. And it’s murder.

A Christmas of another color brings a killer on the loose!

Twas the Night, Before Christmas, and All Through the House, a Creature was stirring. The Stockings were Hung by the Chimney with care, but it was Hard to Say that St. Nick would be there. A Christmas of another Colour, brings a Killer on the Loose.

Have Yourself a Scary Little, Black Christmas. It’s Not at All Like the Ones You Used to Know.

He Knows When You’re Sleeping, He Knows if You’re Awake, He KNOWS…

It’s beginning to look a lot like — bloodshed! Christmas is almost here, and a deranged, axe-wielding psycho is terrorizing a sorority. As it happens, the mad murderer also makes obscene phone calls — and he lives right above the girls…

Can anyone say Christmas puns galore? Yes! Bringing lines from popular Christmas songs or poems, Black Christmas brings Christmas to a new level of fear and gore. I was extremely pleased with the selection of taglines for the original, especially “Have yourself a scary little, black Christmas.” The last tagline was too long for my taste, and it served as more of a synopsis of the film. If the last tagline would have simply read “It’s beginning to look a lot like — bloodshed!” it would have been my favorite of the taglines. The favored tagline goes to “Have yourself a scary little, black Christmas,” but there were some real gems in this holiday horror tagline extravaganza.

Black Christmas (2006)

This holiday season, the slay ride begins.

Terror is coming home for the holidays

On the 25th day, of the 12th month, one man will creep around your house… and leave… no one alive.

This Christmas, he’ll treat them like family…

2 Killer

Everybody dies

Silent night evil night

Not as impressive as the taglines from the original (which has been said about the films themselves, but I have yet to see the original; it is on the list, I’ll be checking it twice), but at least there are some options to ridicule. “Silent night evil night” is a sad knockoff from Silent Night, Deadly Night, no good! “2 Killer” is just plain silly and not holiday-related at all. I was pleased with the tagline “On the 25th day…” because it was original and it made me smile just a bit. The favored tagline out of this ragtag group of phrases is “This holiday season, the slay ride begins.” Nice play on words and it seemed appropriate.

Black Christmas brought the Christmas puns with a vengeance! After the sad romp of limited taglines and minimal Christmas puns with the Silent Night, Deadly Night film franchise, I was disheartened. But Black Christmas revitalized the horrifying Christmas spirit in me! Some taglines were good, some too long and others plain old horrible. More Christmas themed horror taglines will be coming until the 25th day: Christmas is coming early this year. And it’s murder.

~ by nicmarray on December 10, 2009.

One Response to “Twas the Night for Bloodshed – Black Christmas Taglines”

  1. Your blog “black christmas taglines” looks wonderful. It was nice going through your blog.keep it up the good work. Cheers 🙂

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