Black X-Mass Review:
Honestly, I am not against horror remakes. I like the Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Halloween, Friday The 13th, Dawn of the Dead, The Crazies, and The Hills Have Eyes remakes. But this movie was a massive disappointment on all fronts. I watched it pretty close to Christmas and has recently watched Silent Night Deadly Night. I have not yet seen the original, but anything has to be better than this.
The film has almost no likable characters, horrible generic plot, and bad execution. I’m okay with generic plotting, but if you go with generic you have to have an interesting story and good characters. This has none of those.
Just about every main characters is an unlikable, stuck up brat. You can’t really like the majority of the casts because you’re too busy wishing they’d die already.
Then we have the villains. We have an okay slew of bad guys. One of them gets a pretty good development and the other just exists for a good twist. If you see this as a spoiler, do yourself a favor and don’t watch the movie.
The plot is even worse. I wasn’t intrigued because the characters kept making the stupidest decisions. I’m good with a few dumb moves and mistakes, but this movie will test how much stupidity you can take. It doesn’t help that the movie goes with gore over plot. While the gore effects are amazing and thrilling, it really can’t save a mess of a film.
Overall, the movie can’t be a guilty pleasure for the holiday’s sake and you’re better off just watching the original or Silent Night Deadly Night. If you do find yourself viewing this, you better make sure you can stand the awful characters, plot, and high levels of stupidity. 4/10