Second trailer released for Blumhouse’s Black Christmas remake

Last Updated on July 30, 2021

Exactly two months after the first SPOILER-filled trailer for Blumhouse's upcoming remake of the 1974 classic BLACK CHRISTMAS reached the internet, a second trailer has come along. This one, embedded above, is still SPOILERy, but slightly less so, mainly because it's a minute shorter than the previous one.

Directed by Sophia Takal from a screenplay she wrote with April Wolfe, this new take on BLACK CHRISTMAS stars Imogen Poots, Aleyse Shannon, Lily Donoghue, Brittany O'Grady, Caleb Eberhardt, Simon Mead, and Cary Elwes.

Just in time for the holidays comes a timely take on a cult horror classic as a campus killer comes to face a formidable group of friends in sisterhood.
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, The CW's Jane the Virgin), rebel Kris (Aleyse Shannon, The CW's Charmed), and foodie Jesse (Brittany O'Grady, Fox's Star) – 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, Same But Different: A True New Zealand Love Story), Riley's new crush Landon (Caleb Eberhardt, Amazon's Mozart in the Jungle) or even esteemed classics instructor Professor Gelson (Cary Elwes). 
Whoever the killer is, he's about to discover that this generation's young women aren't about to be anybody's victims.

This is the second remake for BLACK CHRISTMAS. The other remake was released in 2006, and while it covered some of the same ground as the '74 original it did so with a completely different tone and style.

The idea of murders taking place at a sorority house during the Christmas break seems to be the only thing the new remake is carrying over from the previous films. Which is fine, I can go along with that, I've already seen the old story told twice and this BLACK CHRISTMAS looks to me like it could be fun. I just wish the trailers hadn't already given away the whole movie.

Jason Blum produced the new remake with Ben Cosgrove and Adam Hendricks, and Couper Samuelson, Jeanette Volturno, Greg Gilreath, and Zac Locke serve as executive producers.

BLACK CHRISTMAS (take three) is set to reach theatres on December 13th.

The first trailer can be seen below.

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