The first true slasher film, “Black Christmas”, is getting a brand new remake in time for the 2019 holiday season.
Blumhouse announced the new film on Thursday, set for release Friday, Dec. 13, along with a creepy teaser poster.
Directed by Sophia Takal and co-written by Takal and April Wolfe, the new take on “Black Christmas” centres on the sorority girls of Hawthorne College, who become the targets of a serial murderer.
But in a modern twist, the killer has no idea what he’s gotten himself into as the strong-willed women of the sorority refuse to become his hapless victims.
The film will star Imogen Poots, along with Aleyse Shannon, Brittany O’Grady, Lily Donoghue and Caleb Eberhardt.
The original 1974 “Black Christmas” film was a Canadian production directed by Bob Clark of “A Christmas Story” fame. The film became a cult classic, inspiring the slasher genre along with a remake in 2006.