The late Bob Clark is known for co-writing and directing 1983's A Christmas Story, based on the short stories of Jean Shepherd. But as horror hounds know, nearly a decade before A Christmas Story came out, Clark wrote and helmed the holiday horror classic, Black Christmas, and Rue Morgue and Anchor Bay are celebrating the film's 40th anniversary with a special screening that includes the debut of a limited edition poster.

Presented by Anchor Bay Canada and Rue Morgue Magazine and taking place at Toronto's The Royal Cinema at 7:00pm on Saturday, December 20th, the 40th anniversary screening of Black Christmas will include special guests Art Hindle (who played Chris in the film) and artist Gary Pullin, whose limited edition poster will go on sale at the event (and will be available online shortly thereafter). Tickets are now on sale for $10 apiece. If you're interested in purchasing a ticket or learning more about the event, visit:

We also have a look at the Black Christmas poster below, which will eventually be available online at:

"Anchor Bay Canada and Rue Morgue Magazine Presents a 40th Anniversary screening of BLACK CHRISTMAS Screening at The Royal Cinema Saturday, December 20

7:00PM Screening Cult Horror BLACK CHRISTMAS
40th Anniversary Screening co-presented by Rue Morgue Magazine hosted by actor Art Hindle & artist Gary Pullin

The college town of Bedford is receiving an unwelcome guest this Christmas. Just as the residents of sorority Pi Kappa Sig prepare for the festive season, a demonic stranger begins to stalk the house. A series of grisly obscene phone-calls start to plague the residents of the sorority and soon they will each meet their fate at the hands of the psychotic intruder. As the Police try to trace the calls, they discover that nothing is as it seems during this Black Christmas. This classic Canadian slasher film stars John Saxon, Olivia Hussey, Keir Dullea, Margot Kidder, Art Hindle and Andrea Martin, and was directed by the late Bob Clark (Children Shouldn’t Play With Dead Things, Deathdream, Christmas Story, Porky’s).

Ghoulish Gary Pullin will be unleashing his brand new 40th Anniversary Poster (18" x 24” silk-screened, limited edition of 100, featuring metallic silver inks and printed by D&L Printing). This will be the first chance to buy one and have it autographed - it could make the perfect gift for the horror hound on your list!

The screening will also feature a Quiet Room Bears exclusive Black Christmas teddy giveaway.

Tickets $10.00 on sale Saturday, November 29 online at Anchor Bay Canada Presents: BLACK CHRISTMAS & COOPERS' CHRISTMAS Screening Saturday, December 20 at The Royal Cinema

For more information about Anchor Bay Entertainment Canada visit

For more information about Rue Morgue Magazine visit

For more information about Gary Pullin visit

For more about The Royal Cinema (608 College Street, Toronto, ON M6G 1A1) visit"

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