https://blackchristmas.fandom.com/wiki/Billy_(Remake_timeline)?oldid=5805, "Where is Agnes? Billy later goes insane and murders his mother and her lover, disfiguring Agnes before being caught and sent to an insane asylum. Mrs. Lenz would never tell her new husband about the "affair", making him believe that he was the child's father. [2][4], The 2006 remake of the original film brought Billy back. In it, his real name, William "Billy" Edward Lenz (Cainan Wiebe), was given, and he is suffering from severe jaundice due to liver disease. He also wanted to explore sub-plots from the original film that he felt were not fleshed out, including Billy's history and the reasons for his insanity. 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. Noticing his mother, Billy began taunting her by saying that Agnes was "his family now". Billy was born in 1970 to Constance and Franklin "Frank" Lenz under the name William Edward Lenz. In the next room Clair Crosby (Leela Savasta) is writing a Christmas card to her half-sister, Leigh (Kristen Cloke). During his stay there, Billy underwent thirteen failed escape attempts from the psychiatric facility, all of which took place on Christmas Eve. He then apparently hid her from their parents and her parents couldn't find her. Santa Claus is dead." 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. [1] Point-of-view shots of the character were done by Clark himself, who also contributed the voice. He's a creature so out of bounds with the season that he can operate with unsettling impunity. [54] Several critics, including admirers of the original film, would criticize the remake's exploration of the character's backstory as being generic, and less frightening. In 1982, Mrs. Lenz discovered that she was unable to conceive a child with her lover-turned-husband due to his impotency. Little is known about the killer, or even if his name is really Billy; his physical appearance is also shrouded in mystery, as only his hands and an eye are seen throughout the film, besides a shadowy silhouette when he murders Barb. Billy also seems to have a complicated relationship with his sister/daughter Agnes, though he does display something resembling jealousy at the love and attention she was given as a child by his mother, which resulted in his disfiguring her to make her look as ugly as what their mother thought of him as. [53] Åström further explained that both eventually committed matricide. Black Christmas (French Trailer 1) … [31], fictional character in the Black Christmas film series, Billy (possibly Bob Clark or Albert J. Dunk) in. MIB Men in Black: The Series 23 1/2 The Black Christmas Syndrome. Even though Billy was 12 years old at the time, Mrs. Lenz becomes pregnant with Billy's child and that same year she gave birth to a girl who she named Agnes, who, despite being inbred, was treated like a little queen by Billy's mother and her lover, the love that Billy was denied by his mother. This positive influence, however, sadly was not to last. 2006 remake In the remake, much more is revealed, although still no name is given. Her older brother Billy makes obscene phone calls to the girls of a sorority house, where he references events in his past over the phone. William Edward Lenz (Also known as Billy Lenz) is an antagonist in the 2006 remake of Black Christmas. December 23, 1970 [18] During preparation in 1975 for the film's American release, studio executives asked Clark to change the concluding scene to show Clare's boyfriend, Chris, appear in front of Jess and say, "Agnes, don't tell them what we did" before killing her. You need. Unlike later slasher film antagonists, the character's true identity and motivations were intentionally omitted from the 1974 version of the film, which the filmmakers felt made him more frightening. 1 Biography 2 Black Christmas (2006) 3 Death 4 Trivia 5 Quotes 6 Gallery Dana loved to party. The first remake of the 1974 slasher film Black Christmas, released in 2006.. Much like in the original, a group of sorority sisters are celebrating Christmas. In the original Black Christmas, Agnes is never shown but is talked about heavily. [34] When auditioning for the role, director Clark had Mancuso sit in a chair facing away from him, so as not to see the actor's face. [7] Clark, however, was able to convince the studio to retain the original ending, in which both the ending and the character remained ambiguous. Directed by Glen Morgan. Birth: Black Christmas (2006). She is the 4th sorority sister to be killed. 4:06. She had a tainted relationship with her (biological) sister. [6], Billy was partially inspired by the urban legend of "The Babysitter and the Man Upstairs",[7][8] which had become widespread during the 1970s. Billy then grabbed his mother, the source of all his years of suffering and unhappiness, wrapped Christmas lights around her neck and dragged her across the blood-soaked floor. In that movie it was revealed that Billy was a boy with a condition that made his skin yellow, who witnessed his mother and her lover murdering Billy's father. From an early age, Billy Lenz was subject to severe physical and psychological abuse at the hands of his mother, who hated him due to his appearance. During his stay there, Billy underwent thirteen failed escape attempts from the mental institution, all of which took … Whether Billy knew about the affair is unknown. Emerging in front of the houses sole survivors Kelli and Leigh, reuniting with Agnes, who is revealed to be just as murderous and insane as her father as well as the one responsible for the murders of most of the house's inhabitants. Portrayed By: The European version features different and more violent kills and the complete hospital showdown has been re-cut completely. Status: It is possible that Barb interrupting him during the first phon… On Christmas Eve, an escaped maniac returns to his childhood home, which is now a sorority house, and begins to murder the sorority sisters one by one. What your mother and I must know is where is Agnes? LENZ. [78][79] As one critic wrote, the character's "terrifying ambiguous threat" had been replaced by what they called a more "explicit and hackneyed embodiment of the patriarchy itself". Most of the horrific events in Billy's childhood occurred during the Christmas season and, as a result, he became obsessed with the holiday itself, which he equated to all the suffering he endured. Eine kleine Schwester kommt hinzu. First Christmas - 1970." [22][76] In spite of Billy not appearing in the film, co-writer April Wolfe revealed that the fight scene at the end of the film, where the main characters use Christmas decorations as weapons, was a direct reference to him. Deceased 59:51. [50] Bud Wilkins of Slant Magazine distinguished Billy and Halloween's Michael Myers, noting that Billy represented a more human killer as opposed to what he called "the unstoppable boogeyman that Michael Myers represents". Release Calendar DVD & Blu-ray Releases Top Rated Movies Most Popular Movies Browse Movies by Genre Top Box Office Showtimes & Tickets Showtimes & Tickets In Theaters Coming Soon Coming Soon Movie News India Movie Spotlight. Statt in einem freundlichen Kinderzimmer aufzuwachsen, muss er in einer staubigen Dachkammer hausen. In 2017, GamesRadar included the character in their "30 Cruelest Horror Movie Villains". The list consists the deaths occurred in the remake of Black Christmas. Arriving at his childhood home he proceeded to murder two of the house's inhabitants, Heather Fitzgerald and Barbara MacHenry. Seemingly cornering her at the stairwell, the two engage in a brief fight, with Kelli managing to knock Billy off the railing. Billy's mother's name is never revealed in the original Black Christmas, nor is she ever shown. The caller then goes on a killing spree, murdering most of the sorority house's inhabitants, including Barb. [25] Hannah Shaw-Williams pointed out Clark's statement on the character, in which he purportedly revealed Billy and Agnes as siblings, and Billy's dialogue hinting at something horrible which occurred in the character's past. In the film Billy, a mentally disturbed man known as "The Moaner", regularly calls a local sorority house leaving disturbing and obscene messages. Not so in the 2006 remake of Black Christmas, which decided to explain in painstaking detail who Billy and Agnes were. What's on TV & Streaming What's on TV & Streaming Top Rated … [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. 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