From Blumhouse Productions, the studio behind Get Out and Halloween comes Black Christmas, a remake of the 1974 slasher flick of the same name. But instead of a straight rehash, the 2019 Black Christmas puts a twist on some of the tropes.
The set-up of a killer on campus seems true to the original. During a quiet holiday break in a prestigious old college, a group of sorority sisters (Imogen Poots, Lily Donoghue, Aleyse Shannon, Brittany O’Grady) prepare for holiday festivities. But they soon realize a black-masked killer is stalking sorority women, and picking them off one-by-one...
But the trailer reveals that there is more to this slasher flick and dives into a sinister underlying conspiracy. Turns out, the killer isn’t just a one-time threat, but something that goes deeper. Set to “Carol of the Bells,” arguably the most terrifying Christmas song of all, we see the women try to unravel the greater conspiracy at hand and quickly learn that there isn’t a man they can trust.
It’s not just women in front of the screens with this one, but behind. Sophia Takal (Always Shine) directs, with a script she penned with April Wolfe (Widower). This is a first from Blumhouse, which till now has not released a female-directed theatrical horror film.
Black Christmas comes out on Dec. 13.