Black Christmas trailer

We’ve already seen two versions of the holiday horror film Black ChristmasBob Clark‘s low-budget 1974 original cult classic, and Glen Morgan‘s slicker, more expensive remake in 2006. But now the story of a group of sorority sisters terrorized by a serial killer during the holidays is getting a woman’s touch: Sophia Takal (Always Shine) is directing another remake for Blumhouse that puts a new spin on the familiar story. Check out the first trailer below.
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Cary Elwes, best known for making people swoon in The Princess Bride, and then cutting his own foot off in Saw, has joined the cast of Blumhouse’s Black Christmas remake. Like the original – and its other, previous remake – the story will focus on a group of female college students terrorized by a stalker. No specifics are available regarding Elwes’s character, but I’m going to go out on a limb here and guess he’s not playing one of the college girls.

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black christmas remake

Bob Clark’s iconic proto-slasher pic Black Christmas is getting yet another remake – this time from Blumhouse. The studio will release the holiday horror film just in time for next Christmas, and they’ve lined-up some impressive talent to make it happen. Sophia Takal, director of the fantastic indie horror-drama Always Shine, will helm the film. And Green Room‘s Imogen Poots will star. Merry Christmas, I guess!

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(In The Rank Off, Rob Hunter and Matt Donato come together to settle once and for all who is better at ranking movies on the internet. Hunter, the wily veteran with years of movie blogging under his belt. Donato, an up-and-coming youngster poised to snatch notoriety from the “seasoned” journeyman. Who wins this round? You decide.)

For our inaugural The Rank Off topic, we’ll be ranking our favorite Christmas Horror films. What’s better than corrupting holiday innocence and yuletide cheer with a little murder, bloodshed and gore? Gingerbread houses splattered with spilled guts and what have you. Christmas is just too easy – and enjoyable – a target. Who’s ready for a little holiday genre stack-up?

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