Bob Clark’s 1974 slasher gets a modern day makeover by Blumhouse
Bob Clark’s Black Christmas is widely regarded as one of the first slasher films (it could be argued Pyscho and Peeping Tom precede it) and Blumhouse have remade it for the modern day. It’s not the first time the horror classic has been reimagined, with a 2006 version best forgotten. Sophia Takal – who directed the psychological indie drama Always Shine – takes the director’s seat, and the touches she displayed in her debut seem to have been stripped away in this incredibly generic looking trailer that ticks many of typical, clichéd Blumhouse horror boxes. You can watch the trailer for Black Christmas above.
Just in time for the holidays comes a timely take on a cult horror classic as a campus killer comes to face a formidable group of friends in sisterhood. Hawthorne College is quieting down for the holidays. But as Riley Stone and her Mu Kappa Epsilon sisters—athlete Marty, rebel Kris, and foodie Jesse—prepare to deck the halls with a series of seasonal parties, a black-masked stalker begins killing sorority women one by one. As the body count rises, Riley and her squad start to question whether they can trust any man, including Marty’s beta-male boyfriend, Nate, Riley’s new crush Landon or even esteemed classics instructor Professor Gelson. Whoever the killer is, he’s about to discover that this generation’s young women aren’t about to be anybody’s victims.
Sophia Takal directs, with the cast starring Imogen Poots, Aleyse Shannon, Brittany O’Grady, Lily Donoghue, Caleb Eberhardt and Cary Elwes.
Black Christmas is released in UK and US cinemas on December 13.
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