Together, the two make their way to the hospital, where Kelli and Leigh were staying. Robert Mann (adult)Cainan Wiebe (child) 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. Billy's mother's name is never revealed in the original Black Christmas, nor is she ever shown. Michael adamthwaite (santa) dean friss (agnes) oliver hudson (kyle autry) robert mann (billy lenz) juan riedinger (morgue attendant. Entering the room shortly after this, Billy, enraged by the death of his daughter, pursued Kelly through the hospital. Mrs. Lenz would never tell her new husband about the "affair", making him believe that he was the child's father. At a time of year when everyone is supposed to be together and celebrating, he's at the edges, shrieking with a fury so intense and destructive that it's barely recognizable as human. Sieben Studentinnen der Studentinnenverbindung Delta-Alpha-Kappa treffen sich zusammen mit ihrer Hausmutter in ihrem Verbindungshaus, um gemäß der Tradition der Verbindung gemeinsam den Weihnachtsabend zu feiern. EXTREMELY CLOSE - ZIPPO LIGHTER Across the lid of a well worn lighter: Khe Sanh '67-'68. Jess (Olivia Hussey), the lone survivor, is attacked by Billy … Arriving at his childhood home he proceeded to murder two of the house's inhabitants, Heather Fitzgerald and Barbara MacHenry. [63][64], Several critics have noted that Halloween was possibly inspired and influenced by Clark's film and its antagonist. Billy was born in 1970 to Constance and Franklin "Frank" Lenz under the name William Edward Lenz. He thus added a backstory, revealing that Billy was born with severe jaundice,[51] which turned his skin yellow. [14] He spent three days recording dialogue for the character, recalling the experience as being very "avant-garde", with Clark encouraging him to improvise in the character's voice. Searles went on to note that Billy's dialogue hinted at a deep-seated fury towards women, which seemed to emerge in their presence. [26], In the absence of any clear motivations, critics have offered their own suggestions for the reasons behind Billy's actions. [24], For the 2006 remake, writer and director Glen Morgan wanted a more defined killer, abandoning the original character's ambiguity in favor of a more traditional slasher villain. 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. [10][18] In a later interview he admitted that the character does have a very subtle backstory, adding logic and reasoning behind his actions and phone calls. According to director Sophia Takal, the original version of the character "had symbolized all the misogyny and sexism implicated against women", and, wanting to further convey this theme, Takal reinterpreted the character as a cult of misogynists rather than a single killer. In 2017, GamesRadar included the character in their "30 Cruelest Horror Movie Villains". Complex's Matt Barone pointed out that Scream franchise's Ghostface killer, who uses the same method of phoning his victims, would not have existed if not for Black Christmas and Billy. Showing all 3 items. After murdering most of the inhabitants, both Agnes and Billy are killed by Kelli Presley (Katie Cassidy), the sole survivor. And not just impunity. - An enraged Billy over the phone to the girls of the sorority house. Arrested for his crimes, while Agnes was sent to an orphans' asylum, Billy was later found by the courts to be criminally insane and was sent to a psychiatric facility where he remained for the next 15 years. [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. [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. [46], Several critics have noted that Billy's lack of a clear backstory in the original forced viewers to place their own fears on the character. [21] In a 2014 interview Morgan said his original intention was to have only Billy as the film's only antagonist, but the studio forced him to include a second killer. "[47] Brian Collins of Birth.Movies.Death echoed this sentiment, noting that by leaving so many questions unanswered, the original invites viewers to try and solve the mystery of Billy. 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