Black Christmas

Black Christmas ★★★★½

Surveillance from up above, creeping at you not from the ways of safety and protection, but for psychosexual needs. Obsessing over the private life, harassing you and making you feel unsafe for the needs of fulfilling a sexual fantasy. While we would like to feel detached from the villain, we cannot. The POV shifts frequently to him moving, using his hands to run around and murder the girls in the sorority. We feel complicit in his acts, in his eyes feeling with rage and the holiday spirit, to feel like we are responsible as bystanders. Seeing his shadows, his eyes, and knowing we as the audience cannot do anything about it but feel the fear of the protagonist. Scary stuff.