News / 23 September 2019

Blumhouse’s BLACK CHRISTMAS Reboot Announced for Australian Release!

Unless you’ve been under a rock, Blumhouse Productions are rebooting Bob Clark’s 1974 festive slasher classic BLACK CHRISTMAS this December. If you’re thinking that’s already been done, you’re right Dimension did it in 2006 and while a far cry from the original, it wasn’t too bad…in fact we’ve got a soft spot for it.

This latest reworking is more of a reimagining than a remake as such as the trailer lays out…

Hawthorne College is quieting down for the holidays. But as Riley Stone (Imogen Poots, GREEN ROOM) and her Mu Kappa Epsilon sisters—athlete Marty (Lily Donoghue, JANE THE VIRGIN), rebel Kris (Aleyse Shannon, CHARMED), and foodie Jesse (Brittany O’Grady, ABOVE SUSPICION)—prepare to deck the halls with a series of seasonal parties, a black-masked stalker begins killing sorority women one by one. As the body count rises, Riley and her squad start to question whether they can trust any man, including Marty’s beta-male boyfriend, Nate (Simon Mead), Riley’s new crush Landon (Caleb Eberhardt) or even esteemed classics instructor Professor Gelson (Cary Elwes, SAW). Whoever the killer is, he’s about to discover that this generation’s young women aren’t about to be anybody’s victims.

From director Sophia Takal (ALWAYS SHINE) from the script she co-wrote with April Wolfe (WIDOWER), BLACK CHRISTMAS was shot in New Zealand at the University of Otago in Dunedin.

BLACK CHRISTMAS opens in cinemas on Thursday December 12th.