‘Black Christmas’: Release, plot, cast, trailer and all you need to know about Universal Picture’s slasher film
The second remake of the 1974 Canadian film, ‘Black Christmas’, follows young women of the Hawthorne College, who are being stalked by a psychopath to be murdered.
While all the major networks are busy with their Christmas special features, which promise to bring joy and happiness this holiday season, Universal Pictures has something different to offer to its viewers. Dealing with psychopathic stalking and killing, ‘Black Christmas’ is a slasher film, which is all set to bring chills with its nerve-wracking plotline. ‘Black Christmas’ is loosely based on 1974’s Canadian film of the same name.
Universal Pictures is releasing ‘Black Christmas’ in the US on December 13, coinciding with Friday the 13th.
The second remake of the 1974 Canadian film ‘Black Christmas’, the slasher film follows young women of the Hawthorne College, who are being stalked by a psychopath to be murdered. The film focuses on the sorority girls’ fight against the killer, who they realize is a part of the college conspiracy.
Universal Picture’s official synopsis reads, “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 helpless victims as they mount a fight to the finish.”
Imogen Poots is an English actress popular for appearing in a series of biopics and horror films. Some of the films she has featured in include ’28 Weeks Later’, ‘Jim: All is by My Side’ and ‘Need for Speed’.
Brittany O’Grady is relatively new to the entertainment world. The American singer and actress first appeared in the television series ‘Star’ and made her debut in films with ‘Above Suspicion’. ‘Black Christmas’ is Grady’s second film.
‘Black Christmas’ is directed by Sophia Takal, who is mostly known for her independent features, including ‘All the Light in the Sky’ and ‘Gabi on the Roof in July’. She was named one of the “25 New Faces of Film’ by Filmmaker magazine in 2011. Meanwhile, ‘Black Christmas’ is produced by Jason Blum, Ben Cosgrove and Adam Hendricks.
The official trailer for ‘Black Christmas’ was released by Universal Pictures on September 5. It begins with the students of Hawthorne College preparing for the much-awaited Christmas break. Everything seems to be going fine at the college party until the students realize that their fellow mates are going missing one after the other. The rest of the video consists of a lot of bloodshed and violence as the stalker embarks on a killing spree and the sorority sisters fight against the psychopath.
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