“Porky’s” Peepholes! Christmas Horror! “Fra-Gee-Lay”! Director Bob Clark’s Enduring Legacy!

Looking To “Scope Out” A Unique Triple Bill?

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If you want to see one of the strangest triple bills by a single Film Director, then you are in the right place!

How About THIS For A Triple Feature?

First, begin with one of the greatest – and most beloved – Christmas movies ever made…

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Then head off to college to have your eyes opened – literally – to some of the wildest movie shenanigans of all time!

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Finally, see the film that inspired the horror classic “Halloween” – that takes place, of course, on a college campus – over Christmas holiday!

It’s a movie lover’s “circle of life!”

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Congratulations To Director Bob Clark!

Time to celebrate the seriously under-rated Director Bob Clark, who created the legendary 80’s sex comedy “Porky’s” – the intense horror thriller “Black Christmas” – AND the holiday classic “A Christmas Story” – literally one of the most quoted holiday movies ever! Need an example?


“You’ll shoot your eye out with that thing!”

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It makes me want to have chinese food on Dec. 25th – just to honor Director Clark. This is arguably the best Christmas movie of all time – the encounter with the frozen tether ball pole is just one reason…

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And who can forget Dad’s new lamp – look at this terrific TBS ad for the movie that captures the fun of that scene…as he misreads “FRAGILE” as an italian word…

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It is a holiday classic – check out the trailer:

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So funny, so heartwarming! So how can the Director of such a lovable film go on to make THIS:

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“IF THIS PICTURE DOESN’T MAKE YOUR SKIN CRAWL – IT’S ON TOO TIGHT!”

A classic 70’s horror film that has been rediscovered thanks to home video, “Black Christmas” is a tight, vicious thriller!

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The plot is straightforward: It’s time for Christmas break, and a group of sorority sisters make plans for the holiday – but then the horrifying anonymous phone calls begin. Olivia Hussey stars in the film…

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Hussey starred in “Romeo & Juliet”, but this is no love story…

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Margot Kidder also stars as one of Olivia’s sorority sisters, and she’s got a wicked sense of humor and an acid tongue…this was just prior to her breakout role as Lois Lane in “Superman”…

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Kidder really elevates the film with her caustic wit…and the film is full of familiar faces…

What A Cast!

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Kier Dullea also stars in the movie – Dullea of course was in Stanley Kubrick’s masterpiece, “2001: A Space Odyssey…”

Great character Actor John Saxon also stars – and action movie fans will always remember him showcasing his kung fu moves in the Bruce Lee classic “Enter The Dragon.”

Since this was a low budget film, Keir Dullea worked only for a week, and never met Margot Kidder! He barely met John Saxon either, but the film is edited in such a way that he appears to be present throughout the film…


“Black Christmas” Fan Steve Martin!

Around 1986, Olivia Hussey met Steve Martin for a role in “Roxanne”, and Martin said “Oh my God Olivia, you were in one of my all time favorite films”. Hussey assumed it was her role in “Romeo and Juliet” – but she was surprised to find out it was “Black Christmas!” Martin claimed he had seen it over 20 times!

So, a warm, affectionate look at Christmas, followed by a terrifically vicious holiday thriller – how could Director Clark top that?

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Porky’s!

That’s right, Clark directed “The Godfather Of 80’s Sex Comedies”! It was a film that combined the innocence of “American Graffiti” with the “anything goes” nature of “Animal House” – for aone of the 80’s biggest hits – check out the original trailer!

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Set in 1954, “Porky’s” tells the story of a group of Florida high schoolers who seek to help a buddy lose his virginity. It also featured most of the most iconic scenes of the 80’s – the shower “Peeping Tom” scene!

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Needless to say, “Porky’s” was raunchy in every single way, including the dialogue!

Tommy Turner: Jesus Christ! It’s the mother lode.

Billy: I never seen so much wool. You could knit a sweater.

Tommy Turner: This has gotta be the biggest beaver shoot in the history of Florida.

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Writer/Director Bob Clark actually gathered material for the movie over a 15 year period of his life. The story is a collection of incidents he collected from other guys, along with some of his own personal memories from growing up in high school.

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“Porky’s” was one of the biggest hits of the 80’s, and spawned several sequels. Sadly, Director Clark died in 2007 along with son, their car hit by a drunk driver – a horrible and senseless tragedy.

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Kudos to Bob Clark, whose great body of work lives on!



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7 replies

  1. I’ll have to watch black christmas. It’s the only one of the three i haven’t seen.
    : )

    • “Black Christmas” (the original!) is a great precursor to “Halloween.” All of John Carpenter’s killer POV technique was used first in “BC”. And a great cast…just a tight, mean thriller! Thanks for the comment!

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