Posted 12 June 2018 - 12:34 PM
Bob Clark made a ( great ) movie in 1974 called Black Christmas .. It featured shots from the killer's point of view ( later, in 1975-1976, the Steadicam was put into use to get this effect for tracking shots ) and was about a faceless stalker that offed people during the Christmas holiday ..
In an interview with Clark, he had this to say:
WARNING: BLACK CHRISTMAS SPOILERS AHEAD
Were there ever plans for a sequel to Black Christmas ?
Clark: No, I never intended to do a sequel. I did a film about three years later - started a film with John Carpenter - it was his first film for Warner Bros. .. He asked me if I was ever going to do a sequel to Black Christmas, and I said no. I was through with horror, and I didn't come into the business to do just horror. He said "What would you do if you did do a sequel ?" ... I said it would be the next year, and the guy would have actually been caught, escape from the mental institution, and go back to the house and start all over again .. I would would call it "Halloween" ( laughs )
Sound familiar ??
In fairness to Carpenter, Clark said he doesn't feel that JC stole the idea ( god bless him with that one )
The killer in Black Christmas was never revealed .. He was the ultimate "faceless" killer .....
When movie after movie is made featuring and iconizing ( ? ) a character whose most important and effective trait is absence of character, it's going to kill the vibe ...
I hope JC is OK health-wise .. He's spoke of some serious eye trouble and chain smoking ..... but his track record over the past 30 years is littered with really really bad movies