Black Christmas Remake Trailer Delivers Seasonal Scares

The classic Christmas chiller is back.


While movies such as Halloween and Friday the 13th are widely credited with kickstarting the slasher movie craze of the 1980s, they were predated by the low budget 1974 Canadian movie Black Christmas. Bob Clark's brilliantly tense chiller has been remade once before already, back in 2006, and now another version hits theaters in December. The first trailer has been released.

Unlike the earlier Black Christmas remake, this latest movie does seem to take the storyline in a different direction. The initial setup is the same--a group of partying college students are menaced by a killer on the last day before the Christmas vacation. But the trailer suggests that there is some wider conspiracy going on, with the sorority sisters teaming up to fight back. Check the trailer out below--just be warned that it does seem to give quite a lot away.

The official Black Christmas synopsis reads: "Hawthorne College is quieting down for the holidays. But as Riley Stone and her Mu Kappa Epsilon sisters 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. Whoever the killer is, he's about to discover that this generation's young women aren't about to be anybody's victims."

Black Christmas stars Imogen Poots (Green Room), Cary Elwes (Stranger Things), Brittany O'Grady (Star), and Aleyse Shannon (Charmed). It's directed by Sophia Takal, who previously made the acclaimed indie horror Always Shine, and produced by horror specialists Blumhouse (Us, The Purge). It releases on December 13.

For more check out GameSpot's guide to the best upcoming horror movies of 2019, plus our look at the scariest Holiday horror movies of all time.

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