Bob Clark’s Black Christmas (1974) is a horror classic. Glen Morgan’s Black Christmas (2006) has slowly made its way to underground cult status. Where will Sophia Takal’s Black Christmas hang on the Christmas tree once the holiday crowd gathers around to view it on December 13th?
Obviously, it’s too soon to tell, but as of today, we now have an idea of what sort of Christmas decor it will showcase. The trailer for the Blumhouse production hit the net earlier today. If you haven’t watched it, yet, then here’s a forewarning. It seems to go heavy on the spoilers. Kills are shown. A secret that would have been neat if left unseen pops up mid-trailer. The culprits for the holiday chaos seems to be shown.
But, Blumhouse is pretty darn good with the material that it acquires. It may be safe to say that they are throwing us off. The trailer is but 2 minutes and 30 seconds of the film, so there’s plenty of other minutes to show us things that could end up being the entire opposite of what the trailer has given us.
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.
Aside from spoiler territory, the trailer lets us know that the typical “man in the house” slasher is out of the question; therefore no more Billy. (Or is there?) It also ends with a promise that the girls in the sights of the antagonist will not be sitting around and waiting for the next one to die. It promises some ass-kicking sorority sisters.
Black Christmas stars Imogen Poots (Green Room), Brittany O’Grady (Star), Aleyse Shannon (Charmed reboot), Lily Donoghue (The Goldbergs), and Cary Elwes (Saw). It is directed and written by Sophia Takal (Into the Dark: New Year, New You), co-written by April Wolfe, and is produced by Jason Blum of Blumhouse along with Ben Cosgrove and Adam Hendricks of Divide/Conquer.
Rejoice fiends, for we get to see a Christmas horror under the Blumhouse banner starring Imogen Poots and Cary Elwes with an emphasis on the power of sisterhood. Black Christmas arrives on December 13th.
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