Black Christmas (1974) [reclassified 2017]

Information and ratings for Black Christmas (1974) [reclassified 2017]

14A(14A) Coarse Language

Synopsis

Horror/Thriller. Just before the holiday break, the residents (Olivia Hussey, Keir Dullea, Margot Kidder, Andrea Martin) of a sorority house are attacked by a mysterious figure.

Content elements

  • Infrequent use of the sexual expletive in a non-sexual context; frequent use of vulgar expressions, cursing, and profanity; infrequent use of scatological slang
  • Infrequent use of detailed sexual language and references – no nudity
  • Frequent portrayals of weapons and hand-to-hand violence – some blood, little detail
  • Brief buttock nudity in anon-sexual, pictorial context
  • Frequent portrayals of alcohol use; infrequent portrayals of tobacco use

Thematic elements

  • Choice and independence
  • Survival
  • Friendship and community

Classification rationale

Rated 14A for frequent coarse language and violence

Classification date

December 04, 2017