Bob Clark’s “Black Christmas” is a real trailblazer of a horror picture. Not only did it have the unique allure of a Christmas themed slasher picture but, for debuting in 1974, it launched the slasher genre into high gear before “Halloween” set the standard years later. There was no sequel to “Black Christmas” but a remake was released in 2006 with mostly negative results considering how the studio retooled the picture into a much different movie.
But now Blumhouse, the studio behind many mainstream horror pictures, is taking another bloody whack at the Christmas horror classic with a new remake. Similar to the previous films, a collective of female college students reside in a house for the holidays while a serial killer seeks them out slasher style. The film will be directed by Sophia Takal.
Check out the trailer and read the synopsis below:
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 (Imogen Poots, Green Room) and her Mu Kappa Epsilon sisters—athlete Marty (Lily Donoghue, The CW’s Jane the Virgin), rebel Kris (Aleyse Shannon, The CW’s Charmed), and foodie Jesse (Brittany O’Grady, Fox’s Star)—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 (Simon Mead, Same But Different: A True New Zealand Love Story), Riley’s new crush Landon (Caleb Eberhardt, Amazon’s Mozart in the Jungle) or even esteemed classics instructor Professor Gelson (Cary Elwes). Whoever the killer is, he’s about to discover that this generation’s young women aren’t about to be anybody’s victims.
“Black Christmas” will be heading to theaters on December 13th, 2019.