I don’t know about you, but I kind of hate Christmas. I don’t mind the whole getting-together-as-a-family-and-receiving-ill-fitting-socks-as-a-present-from-granny thing. It’s just the draining chaos that goes with the holiday — the mad rush to buy presents, wading through hordes of other tardy present buyers, the relentless Christmas jingles. This is why I like to spend my Christmases watching films that match my mood. My personal holiday favourite is Silent Night, Deadly Night (1984), a gory classic that has gotten me through many a merry season. Coming in a close second is the genuinely chilling (and far superior, though it’s not really fair to compare the two) Black Christmas, which ranks among my all-time favourite slashers. The original US one-sheet for Black Christmas is a cracker. It wraps one of the creepiest moments from the film in jarring Christmas cheer. The tagline is also perfect: If this picture doesn’t make your skin crawl… it’s on TOO TIGHT. YES!

This amazing piece of horror history, along with stacks of other cool original posters, is available from Westgate Gallery. The lovely folk of Westgate offer Mondo Exploito readers 15% off 1-2 posters and 20% off 3 or more! Get your last minute Christmas gifts in, guys!

Movie: Black Christmas
Director: Bob Clark
Country of movie: Canada
Year of movie: 1974
Country of poster: USA