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Religious Groups Upset Over "Black Christmas"

Posted: December 18th, 2006 by WorstPreviews.com Staff
Religious Groups Upset Over "Black Christmas"Submit Comment
Religious groups now say that the upcoming horror film "Black Christmas" is tasteless and offensive. While Christmas is a season of bright lights, cute songs, and family gatherings, Dimension Films is offering a complete opposite, for anyone that's looking for something different.

"There is a long tradition of releasing horror movies during the holiday season as counter-programming to the more regular yuletide fare." said the company.

Mathew Staver, founder and chairman of Liberty Counsel, an organization dedicated to upholding religious freedom and traditional family values, is upset over the R-rated slasher film being released on December 25th. "To have a movie that emphasizes murder and mayhem at Christmas, a time of celebration and joy around the world seems to be ill founded."

"The use of religious music -- 'Silent Night' -- and the nativity set on the front porch in one scene are insensitive to Christians," said Jennifer Giroux, co-founded Operation Just Say Merry Christmas, after watching the trailer online.

I always thought that people will end up making their own decisions, and enforcing things like what movies to watch, will ultimately not work. Now I'm curious to see if these religious groups will be able to sway box office results of "Black Christmas."

Click here to read more about "Black Christmas."

Source: The Hollywood Reporter


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brigulon13 writes:
on December 19th, 2006 at 11:23:22 AM

I see a horror flick almost every Christmas. I think I started with American Werewolf In Paris.

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