Looks like the third iteration of Black Christmas will be the first to come with a PG-13 rating.
While the original 74′ Bob Clark classic was primarily a goreless affair, it did lean into Billy’s bizarre and terrifying profanity. Oh, and lets not forget about Margot Kidder’s (my favorite character) belligerent and highly sexual dialogue.
With 2006’s Glen Morgan directed, Black Christmas they officially went for the hard R rating. This one, in case you don’t recall, had a young Billy using a cookie cutter to cut chunks out of his mothers back, following it all up with munching those baked chunks down with a glass of milk.
It’s a little worrisome to have a first venture into PG-13 territory, but I don’t think we should be too concerned with it. The first film, was almost bloodless and ratings are a little more relaxed than they were in 74. For me, as long as they make the girls dynamic work in an interesting way, the battle is half won.
Black Christmas will be rated PG-13 for Violence, terror, thematic content involving sexual assault, language, sexual material and drinking.
Black Christmas slashes its way into theaters December 13.
Sophia Takal directs with April Wolfe on as scribe.
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