"The Slight Before Christmas"

Films: Black Christmas (1974)

Alias: None

Type: Natural

Location: Haunted home

Height/Weight: That of an average human.

Affiliation: Evil

Summary: Murdering around the holidays?! Awful, we say! Find something else to do on those special occasions. Though to be honest, the world might thank you for disposing of these a-holes.

History: All we know about Billy Lenz is that he's got a list of murders and rapes on his head big enough to cover the Sorority house he stalks. And he can do so in complete secrecy, hiding in the attic as he gives threatening and cryptic phone calls to the occupants. Oh, and he's doing this around Christmas time, so no points for him.

Notable Kills: The infamous "plastic-sealed face" scene.

Final Fate: The final girl ends up killing someone who wasn't the killer, as Billy bides his time to finish the job. He'd better do it quickly, considering the authorities are coming...

Powers/Abilities: None

Weakness: Anything conventional.

Scariness Factor: 4-As mysterious as he is deadly, Mr. Lenz is a masterful ambush predator, not having to rely on silence to drive his victims out of hiding. He just needs to speak awfully on the phone and dead folk just come walking to him.

Trivia: -There were many failed attempts at a sequel, but one of the drafts would go on to become 1978's "Halloween".

-The working title for this film was "Stop me, Silent Night, Evil Night".

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Good source of paranoia fuel there.

Scream all you want. Nobody's gonna hear you.

One stab will end it all...

It's for you, dear. It's your death.

A creature that lived in ambiguity.

I don't doubt you, but really. You're not Queen.

This remake of "The Glass Menagerie" isn't doing it for me.

The prices for the gifts, we mean.

Whomever is rocking her chair incessently needs to give it a rest.

Does he know the answer to the universe?