Blumhouse Black Christmas 2019 Horror Flick With Feminist Twist!
This Christmas we will be hit with Blumhouse’s PG-13 remake of director Bob Clark’s classic seasonal slasher Black Christmas.
Thanks to the success of last year’s Halloween, Black Christmas is getting another remake. You might remember that the original came out in 1974, and then the remake of the slasher on Christmas came in 2006, and now Bloomhouse has reworked it to be more of a horror flick with a feminist twist. Read on…
CelebNMovies247.com reports that this reimagining of Black Christmas will pay homage to the original, but there are also expected to be quite a few differences from what we got back in 1974.
According to director Sophia Takal, this Black Christmas will be a “fiercely feminist” take on the source material.
Takal teased what audiences can expect:
You know, this movie, even though it’s very, very loosely based on Black Christmas, I’d say the plot is extremely different. It’s more inspired by the feeling that Black Christmas made me feel watching it, this idea of misogyny always being out there and never totally eradicable. So that was the jumping-off point for how I came up with this plot. I’d compare it more to how Luca Guadagnino remade Suspiria than to a straight-ahead remake … I wanted to make something that reflected our time right now, drawing more from what the original evoked for me rather than great plot points. For me, it was about what does it feel like to be a woman in 2019?
She adds to EW:
I feel like another part of why I kind of shifted the direction that this version took was because, in 2019, I didn’t just want to make a movie about a bunch of women getting slaughtered. It just gave me a pit in my stomach. This is not to say that a man might want to see that. I just think I felt very much a responsibility not to perpetuate this idea of disposable female characters, because of how it makes me feel when I watch that. I call this movie a fiercely feminist film…
Black Christmas will slash its way into theaters on December 13, 2019.
Take a look at the 1974 version:
And here is the 2006 version of Black Christmas:
Which one looks interesting to you?