Neither the character nor his portrayer(s) would be listed in the end credits. [73] Billy also appeared in Season 2[74] of the flash cartoon parody series 30-Second Bunnies Theatre. [4][5] Both editions gave the character's name as Billy. "Billy" made his first appearance in the original 1974 film Black Christmas as a mentally disturbed man known as "The Moaner", who regularly calls a local sorority house, leaving disturbing and obscene messages. Billy was born in 1970 to Constance and Franklin "Frank" Lenz under the name William Edward Lenz. [14] During some of these sessions, Mancuso stood on his head to compress his thorax, making his voice sound more demented. Although his father loves him, Billy was physically and mentally abused as a child by his mother, Constance (Karin Konoval), who blames him for being born. Mrs. Lenz was unsatisfied with her husband, and at an unknown period of time, she took a new lover. Enraged, Billy threatened to kill them all before hanging up. He has been described as one of the greatest horror villains of all time. [26], In the absence of any clear motivations, critics have offered their own suggestions for the reasons behind Billy's actions. Black christmas 2006 billy. Black Christmas (2006) Agnes Lenz is the secondary antagonist of the Black Christmas remake along with her half-brother/father Billy Lenz. "[23] Filmmaker and literary critic John Kenneth Muir felt that part of Billy's effectiveness during the phone calls was due in part to their believability, drawing parallels between the phone calls and crank calling. Statt in einem freundlichen Kinderzimmer aufzuwachsen, muss er in einer staubigen Dachkammer hausen. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. What's on TV & Streaming What's on TV & Streaming Top Rated … [1] Point-of-view shots of the character were done by Clark himself, who also contributed the voice. Directed by Glen Morgan. However, she got along well with all of her sorority sisters except Eve (and probably Heather). As he made his escape Billy came across a man dressed as Santa who regularly made visits to the facility in order to cheer up the places residents, he slaughtered the man and stole his clothes, walking out of the facility undetected. Little is known about the killer, or even if his name is really Billy; his physical appearance is also shrouded in mystery, as only his hands and an eye are seen throughout the film, besides a shadowy silhouette when he murders Barb. The Second Alternative Ending Was Eliminated, But Is Present In The European Version Of The Film.First - 00:00Second - 4:23Third - 10:23 With michelle trachtenberg, mary elizabeth winstead, lacey chabert, katie cassidy. The list consists the deaths occurred in the remake of Black Christmas. [17][40][66] However, Clark also admitted that this may or may not have been the case,[18] and Carpenter himself denied 'borrowing' anything from Clark's film, noting that Halloween was not originally his idea. Portrayed By: "Billy" made his first appearance in the original 1974 film Black Christmas as a mentally disturbed man known as "The Moaner", who regularly calls a local sorority house, leaving disturbing and obscene messages. According to writer David J. Stieve, the character was written as both a homage and an allusion to Billy, pointing out allusions to the character by stating that both characters helped "pioneer the business of fear", but were not as widely recognized as much as their successors. Black Christmas Wiki is a FANDOM Movies Community. [Mrs. Lenz walks into the kitchen to make Agnes some Christmas cookies. After murdering Leigh, Agnes attempted to do the same to Kelli but was subsequently electrocuted by Kelli with a defibrillator, killing her. Morgan went on to reveal that Billy's acts of cannibalism were, in the character's view, a way of "showing his love to them". First Christmas - 1970." Whether Billy knew about the affair is unknown. Death: 2006 remake In the remake, much more is revealed, although still no name is given. Deceased It could be said that Billy's father was quite possibly the only positive influence in his life. Created by Bob Clark and A. Roy Moore, the character was partly inspired by the urban legend "The Babysitter and the Man Upstairs", as well as a series of real murders in Montreal during the holiday season. And not just impunity. [56], Since his first appearance in the original film, Billy has been credited by several critics and film historians as establishing many of the tropes that later became a staple for the slasher film genre,[57][58] such as the image of the "faceless killer",[59][60][45] predating John Carpenter's Halloween. Billys Kindheit ist trist, die Mutter vernachlässigt ihn. Glen Morgan stated that the character's motivations arise from their twisted definitions of love and family, which Billy equated with violence after witnessing his father's murder, and the years of maternal abuse he suffered. He also wanted to explore sub-plots from the original film that he felt were not fleshed out, including Billy's history and the reasons for his insanity. PremiereFR. 4:06. [1][24] In the end credits, he is unnamed,[c] and the sorority sisters call him "The Moaner". Der Sonnenschein der Familie. The character is based on the unnamed main antagonist commonly referred to as Billy, from the original film. [63][64], Several critics have noted that Halloween was possibly inspired and influenced by Clark's film and its antagonist. She had a tainted relationship with her (biological) sister. The source of his fury now dead, he then proceeded to tear off chunks of his mother's flesh with a cookie cutter, placing the pieces in the oven. Lauren is most compared and similar to Barbara Coard (played by Margot Kidder in the original Black Christmas). Several media outlets have mistakenly reported that the character was listed in the end credits as, physically and mentally abused as a child by his mother, bludgeoned several of his family members to death, Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon, "David J Stieve interview – Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon", "Six for Her Scythe: An Interview with Lynne Griffin: Part I", "Slay bells ring: an interview with Black Christmas stars Lynne Griffin, Nick Mancuso and Doug McGrath", "Yuletide Chills: In Appreciation of "Black Christmas," the Other Holiday Classic from "A Christmas Story" Director Bob Clark", "[Interview] Sophia Takal on Why the New Black Christmas Replaces Billy With a Cult of Killers", "Collins' Crypt: Why I'll Never Get Sick Of Black Christmas", "Canuxploitation Review: Black Christmas", "Campbell Armstrong: Making It Whole Again", "13 Things You Didn't Know About Black Christmas", "Bob Clark interview – Black Christmas, A Christmas Story, Children Don't Play with Dead Things, Deathdream", "Homegrown horror: 5 Canadian scary movies you need to watch this Halloween", "Partridges, pear trees ... and deadly icicles", "12 Surprising Facts About Black Christmas", "Black Christmas Utterly Betrays The Original Movie", "The 10 Best Non-Monster Horror Villains", "Black Christmas reminds us that nothing is sacred", "[Remake Fever] Where Did the 'Black Christmas' Remake Go Wrong? But the killer who crashes the party has more than a passing familiarity with their house: he used to live there, and he's going to … Und dann ist der plötzlich verschwunden. Status: Michael adamthwaite (santa) dean friss (agnes) oliver hudson (kyle autry) robert mann (billy lenz) juan riedinger (morgue attendant. Billy's mother's name is never revealed in the original Black Christmas, nor is she ever shown. [9][10] In it, a young woman babysitting three children is tormented by a madman who leaves threatening phone calls, later revealed to be coming from upstairs in the house. km1907. Black Christmas (French Trailer 1) … [31], fictional character in the Black Christmas film series, Billy (possibly Bob Clark or Albert J. Dunk) in. [18], Billy's enigmatic nature was subsequently abandoned in favor of a more physical presence in Glen Morgan's 2006 remake. Billy's insanity was also explained as being the result of severe abuse at the hands of his mother, leading to the birth of his sister/daughter after being raped by his mother. Janice Quaife - Killed off-screen by Billy. [6], Billy was partially inspired by the urban legend of "The Babysitter and the Man Upstairs",[7][8] which had become widespread during the 1970s. [20], — Zack Handlen's characterization of Billy in his review of the film[37], In both the original and the 2006 remake, Billy is depicted as mentally disturbed, and sexually perverted. The first remake of the 1974 slasher film Black Christmas, released in 2006.. Much like in the original, a group of sorority sisters are celebrating Christmas. This positive influence, however, sadly was not to last. Several critics and art historians have noted that by leaving the character enigmatic, it allowed the audience to place their own fears onto the character, forming their own ideas about him and his motivations. He then apparently hid her from their parents and her parents couldn't find her. 10:21. Constance Lenz (mother, deceased)Frank Lenz (father, deceased)Billy's Stepfather (stepfather, deceased)Agnes Lenz (sister/daughter, deceased) Black Christmas 1974 ‧ Mystery - Slasher ‧ Just Movies. Plummeting to the ground below, Billy is impaled on top of a Christmas tree used to decorate the facility, finally putting an end to his rampage. On December 24, 2006, approximately fifteen years after murdering his mother and stepfather, Billy finally managed to escape the facility, killing one of the security guards with a candy cane which he had sharpened into a shiv. Billy and Agnes manage to escape the burning house, with Billy left seriously burnt from the fire. Emerging in front of the houses sole survivors Kelli and Leigh, reuniting with Agnes, who is revealed to be just as murderous and insane as her father as well as the one responsible for the murders of most of the house's inhabitants. Appearance: The only reference to her is Billy (or possibly Agnes) doing an impression of her over the phone. In the original Black Christmas, Agnes is never shown but is talked about heavily. [a][20][19] Morgan was inspired by the life of Edmund Kemper, a real-life serial killer who as a child had been locked in the basement of his home by his mother, whom he later murdered. [8], A. Roy Moore took further inspiration from a series of murders that occurred during the 1943 holiday season in the Westmount area of Montreal.,[12][13] in which a 14-year-old boy bludgeoned several of his family members to death. Factory Blu-ray", "The 30 cruelest horror movie villains. Santa Claus is dead." She is the 4th sorority sister to be killed. [17] Clark said later that, from the outset, he had never intended to fully reveal the character, feeling it was more frightening to have the character remain ambiguous. [32] The scene, shot from Billy's point of view, where Billy scales the house and enters the attic was done by camera operator Bert Dunk using a camera rig attached to his shoulder,[10][18][33] Dunk also portrayed the character in the POV scene where Billy murders Clare, using the same technique. [24][52], Robert Mann, who portrayed the adult character in the remake, felt that Billy's abuse at the hands of his mother had created a long-suppressed rage that threatened to emerge at any moment and Billy's moments of extreme violence came from that long-boiling hatred stemming from years of abuse. Black Christmas is a series of horror movies directed by Bob Clark in the original and Glen Morgan in the remake. The European version features different and more violent kills and the complete hospital showdown has been re-cut completely. [21], Billy was originally intended to have survived at the end, with the original conclusion having Kelli and Leigh, who thought he was dead, in the hospital getting a phone call from him. Movies. [67] Many aspects of Billy, including his threatening phone calls, would be utilized in countless other slasher films and characters. Filmul prezinta povestea lui Billy, un tanar nascut de Craciun, care a fost maltratat de mama lui in copilarie. In the next room Clair Crosby (Leela Savasta) is writing a Christmas card to her half-sister, Leigh (Kristen Cloke). [2][4], The 2006 remake of the original film brought Billy back. [18] During preparation in 1975 for the film's American release, studio executives asked Clark to change the concluding scene to show Clare's boyfriend, Chris, appear in front of Jess and say, "Agnes, don't tell them what we did" before killing her. Billy made his first appearance in the 1974 original film Black Christmas. Black Christmas (2006) Karin Konoval as Billy's Mother. The only positive influence on the young Billy was his father, who treated him with the kindness and love he would never receive from his mother. From an early age, Billy Lenz was subject to severe physical and psychological abuse at the hands of his mother, who hated him due to his appearance. Clark was determined to keep the killer’s identity mysterious throughout Black Christmas, so other than the names Billy and Agnes we know very little about who he is or why he kills. The film ends with Billy, still alive, talking to the corpses in the attic, before making a final phone call to the house. Black Christmas (2006) Alternate Versions. Dana Mathis is a character in the 2006 remake of Black Christmas. [49] Graham Austin from FilmEra.com explained that, by using multiple actors to both voice and portray the character, "it "obfuscate[s] his identity and provide the eerie schizophrenic rantings he has between several of his characters. A BASSINET BILLY'S FATHER, early 20's, lights a cigarette while hunched at the foot of a second hand bassinet, hooded by worn blankets. In 2017, GamesRadar included the character in their "30 Cruelest Horror Movie Villains". Black Christmas (2006 Remake) KILL COUNT is the fortieth video of James A. Janisse's series, the Kill Count (Movies) On a snowy winter night on Christmas Eve, in the Alpha Kappa Gamma sorority house, Lauren (Crystal Lowe) is getting changed into her pajamas. [75], In the 2019 remake Billy was replaced by a cult of misogynistic killers. On the base: PVT. However, after reuniting with her as an adult, they both display mutual respect for each other to the extent where Billy is visibly upset when she is killed. This page is about the remake. The caller then goes on a killing spree, murdering most of the sorority house's inhabitants, including Barb. Black Christmas (2006) Robert Mann as Billy Lenz - 20 & 35 Years. Morgan had intended to rework elements of the original film that were left ambiguous or implied, such as the cryptic phone calls to the sorority house. [54] Several critics, including admirers of the original film, would criticize the remake's exploration of the character's backstory as being generic, and less frightening. [20] According to Morgan, he and producer James Wong had various disputes with Dimension Films executives Bob and Harvey Weinstein. Billy also seems to have a complicated relationship with his sister/daughter Agnes, though he does display something resembling jealousy at the love and attention she was given as a child by his mother, which resulted in his disfiguring her to make her look as ugly as what their mother thought of him as. Descriere pe larg: Black Christmas este un remake al horror-ului omonim din 1974. After murdering Billy's father along with her lover, Constance rapes Billy after she is unable to conceive a child with her lover, becoming pregnant and giving birth to Billy's sister/daughter Agnes (Christina Crivici). Kostenlose Lieferung für viele Artikel! Where other horror movies would have tried to explain the madman's behavior, or pull a big reveal in the final scene, this killer stays hidden throughout. [78][79] As one critic wrote, the character's "terrifying ambiguous threat" had been replaced by what they called a more "explicit and hackneyed embodiment of the patriarchy itself". Together, the two make their way to the hospital, where Kelli and Leigh were staying. But leaving Billy's true identity, backstory, and motivation ambiguous, she said, made the film more interesting. Robert Mann (adult)Cainan Wiebe (child) [1], Billy later appeared in the 1976 novelization of the film written by Campbell Armstrong under the pseudonyms Lee Hays[2][3] and the 1983 republished edition as Thomas Altman. Die Regel der Tradition will es, dass jedes Mitglied einem anderen zugelosten Mädchen ein Weihnachtsgeschenk überreicht. [53] Åström further explained that both eventually committed matricide. This is a Christmas movie special. "- Billy to his shocked mother, "I'm going to kill you!" Billy's father, however, was very warm-hearted and pampered his son, and tried to bring happiness to him whenever his cruel wife tried ruining events like Christmas. In the film Billy, a mentally disturbed man known as "The Moaner", regularly calls a local sorority house leaving disturbing and obscene messages. Sisters who are stranded at their campus house during a snowstorm portray the character 's name is given escape! 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