Horror haven Blumhouse has announced a remake of the 1974 classic Black Christmas. The project has set an opening date of December 13, 2019.
Sophia Takal (V/H/S) will direct the film according to The Hollywood Reporter, and will star Imogen Poots (Green Room), Aleyse Shannon (Charmed), Lily Donoghue (Less Than Zero), Brittany O’Grady (The Messengers), and Caleb Eberhardt (Happy!).
This marks the second remake of the original film. The last came in 2006 starring Michelle Trachtenberg, and was panned by audiences and critics alike. It simply didn’t have the magic or suspense of that original film.
Black Christmas centers on a group of sorority sisters who begin receiving mysterious obscene phone calls as they prepare for the holidays. Little do they know that the calls are coming from a deranged killer who begins picking the sisters off one at a time.
That original film was a suspenseful masterpiece that has kept audiences on the edge of their seats for over four decades. It also boasted an all-star cast including Olivia Hussey (IT), Keir Dullea (2001: A Space Odyssey), Margot Kidder (Superman), and Andrea Martin (My Big Fat Greek Wedding). Martin also appeared in the 2006 remake.
While it’s unclear how the studio will approach the film, it actually seems like a perfect fit for the studio after the success of last year’s Halloween.
All eyes will be on Black Christmas and Blumhouse on this one, and iHorror will keep you posted on all the latest news and details as they become available.
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