Blumhouse and Universal Pictures have released the first official trailer for the upcoming remake of Black Christmas. The new take on the iconic slasher starring Imogen Poots and Cary Elwes lands in cinemas, fittingly, on December 13.
The film was first announced in June, taking many horror fans by surprise, since the 1974 classic was already revived by Glen Morgan in 2006. This time expectations are high, as 2019’s Black Christmas comes from the studio that produced last year’s highly acclaimed Halloween and Happy Death Day.
The forthcoming reboot was directed by Sophia Takal (Always Shine), who co-wrote the script with April Wolfe (Widower). The cast include Imogen Poots (Green Room, The Art of Defense), Aleyse Shannon (Charmed), Brittany O’Grady (Star) and Lily Donoghue (The Goldbergs, Jane the Virgin).
The plot echoes the previous versions of the holliday slasher. According to Universal Picture’s synopsis, “Hawthorne College is quieting down for the holidays. One by one, sorority girls on campus are being killed by an unknown stalker. But the killer is about to discover that this generation’s young women aren’t willing to become hapless victims as they mount a fight to the finish”.
Watch the trailer for Black Christmas here: