It’s Christmas in September ’cause the trailer for Blumhouse’s upcoming Black Christmas reboot, which was a tightly-kept secret until just a little while ago, is here along with a whole slew of juicy details about the movie. It truly is the most magical time of the year (except Halloween is still, obviously, king among holidays).
The flick is courtesy of director Sophia Takal (Always Shine) from a script she co-wrote with iconic film writer April Wolfe (Widower) and produced by super-producer Jason Blum. Described as a “bold new take on the 1974 slasher classic,” Black Christmas stars Imogen Poots (Green Room), Lily Donoghue (Jane the Virgin), Aleyse Shannon (the Charmed reboot), and Brittany O’Grady (Fox’s Star) as four sisters in the Mu Kappa Epsilon sorority besieged by a masked killer.
The official synopsis is as follows:
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. 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, the four ladies start to wonder who’s really to blame, whether it’s an asshole boyfriend, a mysterious new crush, or a professor who’s clearly dodgy because, well, he’s played by Cary Elwes. Regardless, the killer has clearly bitten off more than he/she can chew with this group of kick ass modern chicks who are anything but victims.
Check out the terrific trailer below, which features the most hilariously on point line for this kind of thing ever (“Ho ho ho, bitch”). There’s a real girl power vibe to the marketing material, which would usually irritate me, but considering this flick is courtesy of two women, it’s safe to assume it’s genuinely female-focused rather than pandering to an audience the dudes just realized exists. If the trailer is anything to go by, Black Christmas 2019 will be loaded with fun, frights, and festive cheer. Also it’s just great to see Imogen Poots finally gifted a role worthy of her considerable talents.
Catch Black Christmas in theaters December 13, 2019.
Stay tuned to Wicked Horror for more info on the flick in the coming weeks.