Release Date: December 13th, 2019
MPA Rating: PG-13 (for violence, terror, thematic content involving sexual assault, language, sexual material and drinking)
Runtime: 1 hr 32 min
Directed By: Sophia Takal
Written By: Sophia Takal and April Wolfe
Starring: Imogen Poots, Aleyse Shannon, Lily Donoghue, Brittany O’Grady, Caleb Eberhardt, and Simon Mead
Directed by Sophia Takai, Black Christmas is the second remake of the 1974 Canadian film, Black Christmas. Its plot revolves around the idea of a spell that has taken over frat boys and made them killers, of course during Christmas time.
The movie begins with a Hawthorne college student being attacked by multiple masked figures. At the same time, the rest of campus is on winter break and Riley Stone (Imogen Poots) is struggling to get past being raped by the president of the AKO fraternity, who was removed after the incident. Her sorority sisters are to take part in a talent show, and the ex-AKO president, Brina Huntley (Ryan McIntyre) is supposed to return to judge the event. Riley has requested the bust of the University’s founder, Caleb Hawthorne be removed, much to the ire of the AKO fraternity.
While arriving at the AKO fraternity for the talent show, Riley notices a black goo leaking from the bust of Caleb Hawthorne. At the same time, she witnesses a strange ritual for new pledges. For the remainder of the movie, sorority sisters are attacked and killed by fraternity members, and the truth comes out that the murderous rampage is linked to the founder of the University who dabbled in the occult, and was stringent on keeping women in line.
For a movie like Black Christmas, not many words need to be used. Just watch the trailer if you want to know what happens. Besides being poorly written, the acting is horrible, and the scares were weak. Blumhouse is producing lower quality films each year.
Rent one of the previous versions of Black Christmas, but do not waste your money on this year’s Friday the 13th flop. Merry Christmas!
Rating: 1 out of 5 stars