Universal Pictures presents the official trailer to the holiday slasher flick, Black Christmas, starring Imogen Poots and Aleyse Shannon. Blumhouse’s bold new take on the 1974 slasher classic, check out what happens a masked killer stalks college campus for his latest victims.
Hawthorne College is quieting down for the holidays. But as Riley Stone (Imogen Poots) and her Mu Kappa Epsilon sisters—athlete Marty (Lily Donoghue), rebel Kris (Aleyse Shannon), and foodie Jesse (Brittany O’Grady)—prepare to deck the halls with a series of seasonal parties, a black-masked stalker begins killing sorority women one by one.
Here are 5 reasons why we love the official trailer to Black Christmas:
5) The Suspects!
Who could be the black-masked stalker!?! Well, there’s Marty’s beta-male boyfriend, Nate (Simon Mead). And don’t forget Riley’s new crush Landon (Caleb Eberhardt). We shouldn’t forget the esteemed classics instructor, Professor Gelson (Cary Elwes).
4) That Voice!
The Black Christmas original and remake had a stalker calling his victims on the phone. In this modern update, the stalker still calls his prey and sends out texts to threaten them. The remake went all-over-the top with a fiery and gory finale. I want to see what this one does.
I already know Kris (Shannon) is going to my favorite character out of the bunch. Kris says, ”You messed with the wrong sisters.” They f**ked with the wrong sorority girls!
2) Third Time’s The Charm!
The original Bob Clark classic had Margot Kidder and Olivia Hussey. The Glen Morgan remake featured Katie Cassidy, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Michelle Trachtenberg, and Lacey Chabert. While this third version does have a killer calling from the phone and features an all-star female cast, Sophia Takal and April Wolfe creatively make of use the setting and technology to update the narrative.
1) The Social Commentary!
Are the murders taking place because the killer feels his male superiority threatened? Wow, director Sophia Takal has a really interesting take on the cult classic and spins her own themes from the slasher concept. With the sorority sisters ganging up on their attackers, I really like how the trailer is hinting at an “us vs. them” confrontation.
Black Christmas arrives in theaters on December 13th, 2019.