[14] During some of these sessions, Mancuso stood on his head to compress his thorax, making his voice sound more demented. The first remake of the 1974 slasher film Black Christmas, released in 2006.. Much like in the original, a group of sorority sisters are celebrating Christmas. [4][5] Both editions gave the character's name as Billy. It is hinted at the beginning of the film that Billy had already been calling the house for weeks, or possibly even months, before his initial killing spree, as the girls had nicknamed him the Moaner, due to his raspy wailing voice. Menu. On the base: PVT. Black Christmas VF. She is the 4th sorority sister to be killed. Lauren is most compared and similar to Barbara Coard (played by Margot Kidder in the original Black Christmas). Searles went on to note that Billy's dialogue hinted at a deep-seated fury towards women, which seemed to emerge in their presence. After murdering Billy's father along with her lover, Constance rapes Billy after she is unable to conceive a child with her lover, becoming pregnant and giving birth to Billy's sister/daughter Agnes (Christina Crivici). The European version features different and more violent kills and the complete hospital showdown has been re-cut completely. [10][17], Warner Brothers, who later purchased distribution rights for the film, disliked its ending and wanted significant changes as to the character's identity. Mrs. Lenz would never tell her new husband about the "affair", making him believe that he was the child's father. [46], Several critics have noted that Billy's lack of a clear backstory in the original forced viewers to place their own fears on the character. They found Agnes crying in pain in a pool of her own blood, surrounded by the mutilated corpses of her mother and "father", and nearby Billy sat cheerfully eating the freshly-baked "cookies" made from his mother's flesh. [36] Likening the character to a "time bomb", Mann felt that the character harbored a long-boiling rage due to the severe abuse he suffered. - One of Billy's calls to his old home, "She's my family now. [44] This lack of physical presence and identity would lead behavioral scientist and psychiatrist Sharon Packer and art historian Jody Pennington to classify the original's Billy as a "faceless killer". [13][14][28], The character's voice during the disturbing phone calls was performed by Clark, and actor Nick Mancuso,[7] in his feature film debut. Several critics and art historians have noted that by leaving the character enigmatic, it allowed the audience to place their own fears onto the character, forming their own ideas about him and his motivations. His step-father then charged at him but was quickly killed when Billy impaled his head with a sharpened Christmas decoration. This positive influence, however, sadly was not to last. In it, his real name, William "Billy" Edward Lenz (Cainan Wiebe), was given, and he is suffering from severe jaundice due to liver disease. Noticing his mother, Billy began taunting her by saying that Agnes was "his family now". Seemingly cornering her at the stairwell, the two engage in a brief fight, with Kelli managing to knock Billy off the railing. [24], For the 2006 remake, writer and director Glen Morgan wanted a more defined killer, abandoning the original character's ambiguity in favor of a more traditional slasher villain. [21] In a 2014 interview Morgan said his original intention was to have only Billy as the film's only antagonist, but the studio forced him to include a second killer. [73] Billy also appeared in Season 2[74] of the flash cartoon parody series 30-Second Bunnies Theatre. Nine years later, on Christmas Day in 1991, all the years of pent-up rage from his abuse and neglect finally caused Billy to snap. [20], Art and cultural historian Berit Åström explained that many aspects of the character in the remake, including his backstory and motivations, mirrored that of Norman Bates in Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho, noting both characters have Oedipus complexes toward their abusive mothers. Before they are able to finish her off, Kelli is saved by Leigh, and together they set the house on fire, leaving both Agnes and Billy to burn to death in the blazing inferno. From what he reveals, it is assumed Agnes was sexually abused by Billy when she was very young. Billy was born in 1970 to Constance and Franklin "Frank" Lenz under the name William Edward Lenz. [78][79] As one critic wrote, the character's "terrifying ambiguous threat" had been replaced by what they called a more "explicit and hackneyed embodiment of the patriarchy itself". According to director Sophia Takal, the original version of the character "had symbolized all the misogyny and sexism implicated against women", and, wanting to further convey this theme, Takal reinterpreted the character as a cult of misogynists rather than a single killer. His bloody rampage which started on December 25, 1991, and ended with his death on December 24, 2006, at the age of 36 years old, during his killing spree Billy Lenz brutally murdered seven individuals and horrifically disfigured his daughter/sister Agnes on Christmas in 1991, this incident left Agnes psychologically imbalanced and disturbed so much that this would also lead to her becoming a serial killer like her father, which ended in her death on December 24th in 2006. [1][24] In the end credits, he is unnamed,[c] and the sorority sisters call him "The Moaner". Billy and Agnes manage to escape the burning house, with Billy left seriously burnt from the fire. Little is known about the killer, or even if his name is really Billy; his physical appearance is also shrouded in mystery, as only his hands and an eye are seen throughout the film, besides a shadowy silhouette when he murders Barb. Niemand weiß es. 1 Black Christmas (1974) 2 Black X-Mas (2006) 3 Black Christmas (2019) 4 Deaths Clare Harrison - Suffocated with a plastic bag by Billy Mrs. MacHenry - Hooked in the face by Billy. Billy then grabbed his mother, the source of all his years of suffering and unhappiness, wrapped Christmas lights around her neck and dragged her across the blood-soaked floor. Sometime during this span, the Lenz home was sold and turned into a sorority house. https://blackchristmas.fandom.com/wiki/Billy_(Remake_timeline)?oldid=5805, "Where is Agnes? The new inhabitants of the Lenz family house knew about the Lenz family and the murders committed by Billy and for reasons unknown they began regularly sending him presents each Christmas. This is best shown during the phone call sequence where he reveals a very twisted view on the holiday itself. But leaving Billy's true identity, backstory, and motivation ambiguous, she said, made the film more interesting. [21], The character is commonly referred to by fans and some media outlets as Billy,[14][22][23] from his regular mentions of the name during his obscene calls in the original, and the film's final scene, where he refers to himself as "Billy". Billy's father, however, was very warm-hearted and pampered his son, and tried to bring happiness to him whenever his cruel wife tried ruining events like Christmas. A BASSINET BILLY'S FATHER, early 20's, lights a cigarette while hunched at the foot of a second hand bassinet, hooded by worn blankets. A little while later, the police broke into the house, revealing the carnage that Billy had caused. Merry Christmas, Agnes. During one such phone call one of the sorority sisters, Barb, provokes him; he responds by threatening to kill them. Not so in the 2006 remake of Black Christmas, which decided to explain in painstaking detail who Billy and Agnes were. EXTREMELY CLOSE - ZIPPO LIGHTER Across the lid of a well worn lighter: Khe Sanh '67-'68. He's a creature so out of bounds with the season that he can operate with unsettling impunity. Showing all 3 items. Janice Quaife - Killed off-screen by Billy. This page is about the remake. Santa Claus is dead." [31], fictional character in the Black Christmas film series, Billy (possibly Bob Clark or Albert J. Dunk) in. Finden Sie Top-Angebote für Black Christmas (2006) bei eBay. The list consists the deaths occurred in the remake of Black Christmas. Years later, an adult Billy (Robert Mann) escapes and goes on a rampage with Agnes (Dean Friss) at their old family home, which has been converted into a sorority house. [14] After finishing the first draft, which was initially titled Stop Me,[15][16][17] Bob Clark and Timothy Bond developed both the script and its characters in subsequent rewrites. The holiday season turns deadly for a group of sorority sisters who are stranded at their campus house during a snowstorm. Black Christmas (French Trailer 1) … Everyone should be home for Christmas! [26], In the absence of any clear motivations, critics have offered their own suggestions for the reasons behind Billy's actions. Where other horror movies would have tried to explain the madman's behavior, or pull a big reveal in the final scene, this killer stays hidden throughout. Black Christmas Wiki is a FANDOM Movies Community. The caller then goes on a killing spree, murdering many of the sorority house’s inhabitants.The character late… He has been described as one of the greatest horror villains of all time. Her older brother Billy makes obscene phone calls to the girls of a sorority house, where he references events in his past over the phone. In the film Billy, a mentally disturbed man known as "The Moaner", regularly calls a local sorority house leaving disturbing and obscene messages. Arrested for his crimes, while Anges was sent to an orphanage, Billy was later found by the courts to be criminally insane and was sent to a mental institution where he remained for the next 15 years. In the 2006 mockumentary slasher film Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon, the title character was mentored by a "retired" killer named Eugene. [25][65] Clark himself has stated that Carpenter might have drawn partial inspiration for Carpenter's film after a conversation about what a possible sequel to Black Christmas might look like. He is portrayed by Cainan Wiebe as a child and Robert Mann as an adult. Thrillist's Jourdain Searles felt the character represented a critique of toxic masculinity, calling the character "more metaphor than man, an unstoppable, unexplainable personification of masculine id with a singular purpose: to kill all the pretty women." After his escape, Billy began his trek back home. Dave and Ava - Nursery Rhymes and Baby Songs. Created by Bob Clark and A. Roy Moore, the character was partly inspired by the urban legend "The Babysitter and the Man Upstairs", as well as a series of real murders in Montreal during the holiday season. Birth: 1 Biography 2 Black Christmas (2006) 3 Death 4 Trivia 5 Quotes 6 Gallery Dana loved to party. Managing to get to a phone, he called his old home, rambling and harassing the house's new residents until one of the sorority girls, Leigh Colvin taunted him. During one such phone call, Barb (Margot Kidder), one of the sorority sisters, provokes him; he responds by threatening to kill them. Black Christmas (2006) Robert Mann as Billy Lenz - 20 & 35 Years. At a time of year when everyone is supposed to be together and celebrating, he's at the edges, shrieking with a fury so intense and destructive that it's barely recognizable as human. [42][43] Film scholar Adam Rockoff notes Billy's actions and motivations are never explored in a way that would "rationalize or justify his madness", with insanity his defining trait. 59:51. He then apparently hid her from their parents and her parents couldn't find her. In 1982, Mrs. Lenz discovered that she was unable to conceive a child with her lover-turned-husband due to his impotency. In the next room Clair Crosby (Leela Savasta) is writing a Christmas card to her half-sister, Leigh (Kristen Cloke). [20] According to Morgan, he and producer James Wong had various disputes with Dimension Films executives Bob and Harvey Weinstein. "[23] Filmmaker and literary critic John Kenneth Muir felt that part of Billy's effectiveness during the phone calls was due in part to their believability, drawing parallels between the phone calls and crank calling. [b] Bob Weinstein, who disliked the original ending, scrapped it shortly after the scene was filmed, and requested that Morgan write and shoot a new one, which radically altered the fates of many of the characters. Hearing her screams, Billy's mother and stepfather rushed into the kitchen in time to witness the evil Billy removing one of Agnes' eyes and devouring it. It is possible that Barb interrupting him during the first phon… Then on Christmas in 1975, when Billy was five years old, Mrs. Lenz and her lover murdered her husband with a claw hammer, which Billy witnessed while hiding underneath the bed. The character is based on the unnamed main antagonist commonly referred to as Billy, from the original film. Black Christmas (2006) Horror: Billys Kindheit ist trist, die Mutter vernachlässigt ihn. As Billy's mother fell pregnant with a daughter and treated her with love, which Billy had never experienced with his mother, Billy came out of the attic on Christmas Eve 1991, taking a rolling pin to his mother's head, and a pointed tree ornament to her lovers eye before leaving his sister as disfigured as he was by blinding her. [17] Clark said later that, from the outset, he had never intended to fully reveal the character, feeling it was more frightening to have the character remain ambiguous. [50] Bud Wilkins of Slant Magazine distinguished Billy and Halloween's Michael Myers, noting that Billy represented a more human killer as opposed to what he called "the unstoppable boogeyman that Michael Myers represents". However, she got along well with all of her sorority sisters except Eve (and probably Heather). [54] Several critics, including admirers of the original film, would criticize the remake's exploration of the character's backstory as being generic, and less frightening. Black Christmas 1974 ‧ Mystery - Slasher ‧ Just Movies. Glen Morgan stated that the character's motivations arise from their twisted definitions of love and family, which Billy equated with violence after witnessing his father's murder, and the years of maternal abuse he suffered. Billy! [7] Clark, however, was able to convince the studio to retain the original ending, in which both the ending and the character remained ambiguous. [71], The character has been referenced in several other entertainment media. Even though Barbara MacHenry's death was caused by a fallen icicle, Billy was indirectly responsible for her demise. Black Christmas is a series of horror movies directed by Bob Clark in the original and Glen Morgan in the remake. [8], A. Roy Moore took further inspiration from a series of murders that occurred during the 1943 holiday season in the Westmount area of Montreal.,[12][13] in which a 14-year-old boy bludgeoned several of his family members to death. Morgan had intended to rework elements of the original film that were left ambiguous or implied, such as the cryptic phone calls to the sorority house. Even though Billy was 12 years old at the time, Mrs. Lenz becomes pregnant with Billy's child and that same year she gave birth to a girl who she named Agnes, who, despite being inbred, was treated like a little queen by Billy's mother and her lover, the love that Billy was denied by his mother. Black Christmas >>Watch it here!<< MIB Men in Black: The Series 23 1/2 The Black Christmas Syndrome. Black Christmas (2006) Alternate Versions. Billy made his first appearance in the 1974 original film Black Christmas. Der Sonnenschein der Familie. [67] Many aspects of Billy, including his threatening phone calls, would be utilized in countless other slasher films and characters. One might say her excessive drinking maybe to hide that she's a sad person and maybe not have many people to care for her. Black Christmas (2006 Remake) KILL COUNT is the fortieth video of James A. Janisse's series, the Kill Count (Movies) On a snowy winter night on Christmas Eve, in the Alpha Kappa Gamma sorority house, Lauren (Crystal Lowe) is getting changed into her pajamas. [45] Film historian Martin Rubin noted parallels between the character and the shark from Jaws, both of whom are a remorseless, near omnipresent and omniscient force. Escaping from the confines of the dark attic, Billy viciously attacked Agnes while she was in the kitchen, covering her head with plastic as he proceeded to disfigure her face with a knife. While largely overshadowed by more popular horror or slasher film villains, Billy has subsequently been identified by some critics and film historians as establishing many of the tropes that later became a staple of the slasher film genre, predating John Carpenter's Halloween (1978). Grabbing a rolling pin, Billy then proceeded to viciously beat her to death with it. Entering the hospital, Billy slaughtered the morgue attendant, leaving Agnes to kill the two survivors. [Mrs. Lenz walks into the kitchen to make Agnes some Christmas cookies. Emerging in front of the houses sole survivors Kelli and Leigh, reuniting with Agnes, who is revealed to be just as murderous and insane as her father as well as the one responsible for the murders of most of the house's inhabitants. [48] IndieWire's Jamie Righetti pointed out that Billy's obscene phone calls, "ma[de] it clear that some horrors are all too common, and don't require a boogeyman in a mask. [31], In the original film, Billy was played by multiple actors. Entering the house, Billy made his way to the attic, the place he was imprisoned for most of his childhood. After murdering Leigh, Agnes attempted to do the same to Kelli but was subsequently electrocuted by Kelli with a defibrillator, killing her. During his stay there, Billy underwent thirteen failed escape attempts from the psychiatric facility, all of which took place on Christmas Eve. [1], Billy later appeared in the 1976 novelization of the film written by Campbell Armstrong under the pseudonyms Lee Hays[2][3] and the 1983 republished edition as Thomas Altman. [68][69], Billy has been listed in several media publications as one of the greatest horror film villains of all time. The film ends with Billy, still alive, talking to the corpses in the attic, before making a final phone call to the house. First Christmas - 1970." With Michelle Trachtenberg, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Lacey Chabert, Katie Cassidy. Directed by Glen Morgan. The resulting imprisonment, and the later rape he suffered at the hands of his mother deeply shell shocked Billy. Dana Mathis is a character in the 2006 remake of Black Christmas. Both Agnes and Billy then converge on the two survivors, with the two killers managing to knock both themselves and Kelli into the empty space between the walls of the house. In it, Billy is ultimately killed after being impaled on the hospital's Christmas tree-topper. These coeds better watch out, for a vicious killer is on the loose, and he will not care if they are naughty or nice. December 23, 1970 In 2017, GamesRadar included the character in their "30 Cruelest Horror Movie Villains". He thus added a backstory, revealing that Billy was born with severe jaundice,[51] which turned his skin yellow. [1] Point-of-view shots of the character were done by Clark himself, who also contributed the voice. [11] It was also the basis for the 1979 film When a Stranger Calls, and its subsequent remake. December 24, 2006 What your mother and I must know is where is Agnes? Black Christmas (2006) Drinking Game Short about the Movie. Whether Billy knew about the affair is unknown. Most of the horrific events in Billy's childhood occurred during the Christmas season and, as a result, he became obsessed with the holiday itself, which he equated to all the suffering he endured. 1 Black Christmas (2006) 2 Trivia 3 Villains/Killers Identities 4 Victims Identities The film is a remake to the 1974 film of the same name. [21], Billy was originally intended to have survived at the end, with the original conclusion having Kelli and Leigh, who thought he was dead, in the hospital getting a phone call from him. Billy also seems to have a complicated relationship with his sister/daughter Agnes, though he does display something resembling jealousy at the love and attention she was given as a child by his mother, which resulted in his disfiguring her to make her look as ugly as what their mother thought of him as. Descriere pe larg: Black Christmas este un remake al horror-ului omonim din 1974. [18], Billy's enigmatic nature was subsequently abandoned in favor of a more physical presence in Glen Morgan's 2006 remake. 4:06. PremiereFR. [56], Since his first appearance in the original film, Billy has been credited by several critics and film historians as establishing many of the tropes that later became a staple for the slasher film genre,[57][58] such as the image of the "faceless killer",[59][60][45] predating John Carpenter's Halloween. Billy's mother's name is never revealed in the original Black Christmas, nor is she ever shown. The only reference to her is Billy (or possibly Agnes) doing an impression of her over the phone. [24][52], Robert Mann, who portrayed the adult character in the remake, felt that Billy's abuse at the hands of his mother had created a long-suppressed rage that threatened to emerge at any moment and Billy's moments of extreme violence came from that long-boiling hatred stemming from years of abuse.

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