Black Christmas Director Dead

On a sad note, Canadian director Bob Clark and his 22-year-old son Ariel died in a car crash in California early Wednesday morning, according to’s daily Movie/TV News column.

Clark directed a few genre films familiar to Club Jade movie fans, including 1974’s Black Christmas (recently remade), the Sherlock Holmes/Jack the Ripper pastiche Murder By Decree, and the low-budget zombie movie Children Shouldn’t Play With Dead Things. His most famous films include A Christmas Story, Porky’s, and Turk 182. He was 67.

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