So with Brits now back home from summer holidays and whirlwind romances that ended in tears and an embarrassing itching to worry about we now have a festive peep at the Black Christmas trailer. Just in time for the holidays it’s 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) 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 when 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.
From director Sophia Takal (Always Shine) from the script she wrote with April Wolfe (Widower), comes a bold new take on the 1974 slasher classic produced by Jason Blum (Halloween, Split) for his Blumhouse Productions. The original film had a decent cast that included Olivia Hussey, Keir Dullea and the late great Margot Kidder. This version is the second remake of the 1974 horror film with the last version out in 2006 (and was released on Christmas Day appropriately enough) that featured an immediately forgettable cast and turned out to be director Glen Morgan’s last feature film having turned instead to producing after its failure at the box office. But this is a Blumhouse production who know a thing or two about horror and the Black Christmas trailer looks pretty decent…….
Black Christmas opens in cinemas in the UK & US on 13th December 2019
Here’s the Black Christmas trailer…….