Black Christmas was marketed as a remake of the infamous 1974 holiday horror classic, Black Christmas. It was about sorority girls being stalked and murdered by a stranger during Christmas break. This film sort of has the same plotline.
It focuses on a group of sorority girls encountering a masked killer. They discover that this killer may be connected to a cult of fraternity brothers. The film doesn’t follow the original or the remake when it comes to the brother and sister killers, Billy and Agnes. Thich was a letdown.
This new killing spree has a different type of message involving a severe case of feminism. The director Sophia Takal did a decent job bringing to light several issues that most college campuses deal with today, which is kind of the backbone of the film. There are two pretty unique twists towards the end.
Now reminding you that the film is rated PG13, there is no gore or bloody good stuff. The kills are fierce and fast, but not graphic. There also is some intense chase scenes. One scene in particular where the girls find that the killer is shooting arrows into their house at them.
I personally think that if you don’t hold this film up the original, then you will have a good time with it. Imogen Poots, Alyse Shannon, Lily Donoghue, Brittany O’Grady, Madeleine Adams, Nathalie Morris, and Lucey Morris staircase the ill-fated sorority girls. Cary Ewles plays one of the professors on campus.
Overall not too bad of a holiday thrill ride.