The upcoming movie is the latest retelling of the 1974 slasher classic 'Black Christmas,' which marked a lot of firsts in the slasher genre.
Christmas is taking a dark turn this year with the latest remake of the 1974 slasher classic Black Christmas set to hit theatres. Fans of the horror genre were taken quite by surprise in June when the reboot was suddenly announced, especially since a 2006 remake failed to make much of a splash. However, what we've seen so far of the upcoming movie so far does have us intrigued and more so after the recent release of the first trailer. The 2 and half minute long trailer does a great job of teasing the holiday mayhem the latest reimagining of Black Christmas is set to bring.
Get a look at the upcoming horror film Black Christmas, where a group of friends face off against a campus killer in a new take on the 1974 cult classic. 🎄🔪 https://t.co/gnNFdILqtg pic.twitter.com/I13Q32TksB— IGN (@IGN) September 5, 2019
According to a report by Comic Book, in the upcoming film, "Hawthorne College is quieting down for the holidays. But as Riley Stone (Imogen Poots) and her Mu Kappa Epsilon sisters—athlete Marty (Lily Donoghue), rebel Kris (Aleyse Shannon), and foodie Jesse (Brittany O’Grady)—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), Riley’s new crush Landon (Caleb Eberhardt) 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."
The original Black Christmas came from director Bob Clark and is considered to be essentially the first film that launched the modern teen slasher sub-genre. It was also one of the first to offer viewers the killer's point of view as he stalked his victims. The movie was then remade by Glen Morgan in 2006 but was largely dismissed as another attempt by Hollywood to cash in on the same winning lottery twice.
While Black Christmas is still trending, I encourage everyone to see the original from 1974....its still one of the scariest movies I've ever seen. pic.twitter.com/ZEE7OycHhk— Count Orlok (@DeaditeDerek) September 5, 2019
The latest retelling comes courtesy of director Sophia Takal based on a script she co-wrote with April Wolfe. The project might hit the jackpot with Jason Blum on board as the producer, seeing as how he breathed new life into the Halloween franchise last year.
The recent trailer release appears to have kicked off the race up to the movie's premiere on December 13, followed closely behind by two new posters. One features the four main characters from the film, Riley, Marty, Kris, and Jesse, with the tagline "Slay, Girls" above them and ready to take on the horror headed their way.
The second poster has a simpler yet creepy tone to it, with a sharpened candy cane-shaped like a knife dripping blood against a black backdrop. All in all, Universal Pictures and Blumhouse seem to mean business this time with the Black Christmas remake. Although the trailer does give away quite a bit about the plot, seeing as how it is a horror classic with a huge fan base, they haven't really spoiled anything.