Christmas time is for those warm, family dramas and romantic nonsense. But someone over at Universal Studios and Blumhouse decides that its the beast season for a Hollywood Horror Film So, we have Black Christmas, a slasher/horror about a stalker in a sorority school. That wafer thin concept of the 1974 film becomes a full blown concept. The Christmas nostalgia is high in this one, what with the Christmas carols, but it also has the now indelible Blumhouse mark of scares in places that one wouldn’t think of – and would think of – and more – and more. Sophia Takal directs this remake of the Bob Clark classic. Sophia Takal has earlier directed an episode of ‘Into the Dark’. She also starred in the classic V.H.S too.
This Hollwood horror film seems to be marrying the stalker and cult genres. So, the film explores the possibility of a cult on sorority girls campus. Colour us interested. Green Room actress Imogen Poots, Cary Elwes (Saw, “Stranger Things” 3), Aleyse Shannon (Charmed), Brittany O’Grady (Star), Lily Donoghue (The Goldbergs, Jane the Virgin) and Caleb Eberhardt (Broadway’s Choir Boy) will star in Takal’s holiday horror remake. The very idea of a cult with a stalker killer in the midst would please many a horror fan, including me.
It’s good to see that Hollywood horror film makers are slowly but surely looking at the female character as a strong one. Earlier, the Get Out climax twist that revealed a strong female character created waves. This time, we have four girls ready to kick the can on not just a stalker but a cult as well. Color me sold. The film releases on Friday the 13th, December 2019. With this trailer, all I can say is that in Blumhouse we trust.