Riley discovers Helena, who is tied up but alive. On the same day, Sophia Takal was announced as director and co-writer, and principal photography began soon after, lasting for 27 days in New Zealand. Kris has drawn the ire of the DKO fraternity and Professor Gelson following a petition from her requesting that university founder and notorious misogynist Calvin Hawthorne's bust be moved from the main building and another requesting Gelson be fired due to his refusal to teach books written by women. Riley learns that Brian will be back in town to oversee the talent show. Black Christmas (originally titled Silent Night, Evil Night in the United States) is a 1974 Canadian slasher film produced and directed by Bob Clark, and written by A. Roy Moore. In June 2019, it was announced that Jason Blum would produce a remake of the 1974 film Black Christmas through his studio Blumhouse Productions, alongside Adam Hendricks from the studio Divide/Conquer, and Ben Cosgrove. [5], In the United States, the film was released alongside Jumanji: The Next Level, and Richard Jewell, and was initially projected to gross $10–12 million from 2,100 theaters in its opening weekend. #christmasmovies #blackchristmasmovies #blackmovies'tis the season for....Christmas movies! These are just 5 of our favorite Black Christmas movies. Oct 30, 2015 - Explore Taressa Taylor's board "African-American Christmas Movies", followed by 259 people on Pinterest. Website: https://blackexcellence.comTwitter: Blumhouse Releasing BLACK CHRISTMAS Remake This December! The goo allows the spirit of Hawthorne to possess the fraternity's pledges and send them out to murder women who step out of line. There are no TV airings of Black Christmas in the next 14 days. Produced in the ‘70s but set in the ‘50s, A Dream for Christmas is a hallmark of classic Black holiday films. The girls start to receive threatening DMs from a Calvin Hawthorne account similar to what Lindsey had received before she was murdered. Director Takal worked extensively to make this vision of Black Christmas as feminist as she could, stating in an interview, "I wanted to make a movie where instead of feeling objectified or watched from a distance, the audience felt seen. Meanwhile, Helena is abducted by Lindsey's attacker. [28][29], In the United States and Canada, Black Christmas was theatrically released by Universal Pictures on December 13, 2019, coinciding with Friday the 13th. With Michelle Trachtenberg, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Lacey Chabert, Katie Cassidy. #christmasmovies #blackchristmasmovies #blackmovies'tis the season for....Christmas movies! One of the pledges murders Helena despite her willingness to be a "good woman" to the frat. [30], Black Christmas grossed $10.4 million in the United States and Canada, and $8.1 million in other territories, for a worldwide total of $18.5 million. Along with it are a host of new holiday movies featuring some of our favorite Black stars. Directed by Glen Morgan. Black Christmas is a 2019 American slasher film directed by Sophia Takal, and written by Takal and April Wolfe. Riley kills the masked man but the girls are attacked by two other masked men. [24][25][26] Principal photography occurred for 27 days around Dunedin and Oamaru, with the University of Otago providing the setting. Our favorite yuletide films to get you through Christmas. Another Gabrielle Union holiday movie! Should Watch. [14] In addition, Greg Gilreath and Zac Locke, also from Divide/Conquer, served as executive producers for the project. At the DKO house, the frat brothers convince Landon to be a pledge. There are so many black holiday movies coming out this year, and that has MadameNoire thinking about our favorite black holiday films again!Two years ago … Add Black Christmas to your Watchlist to find out when it's coming back. See more ideas about christmas movies, movies, holiday movie. Riley has a strange encounter with Gelson, where she finds a list of the MKE girls among his papers. The group arrives at the DKO fraternity where Riley catches a glimpse of a strange ritual involving new pledges for DKO and black goo leaking out of the Calvin Hawthorne bust. Kris discovers Lindsey's sorority sisters also being attacked by other DKO pledges and rescues them. Sorority sister Fran is killed by the masked man. ", "Blumhouse Announces Black Christmas Remake, Sets 2019 Release Date", "Blumhouse to Remake 'Black Christmas' with Director Sophia Takal", "Blumhouse announces Black Christmas remake directed by Sophia Takal", "Poster: Blumhouse is Remaking 'Black Christmas' and It's Coming to Theaters THIS December! Gelson explains that after Kris forced the bust's relocation, they discovered Hawthorne's plan, involving a spell and the black goo, to keep unruly women in check. 2006’s remake strays far away from the path but despite its flaws and shortcomings, it’s a really fun, goofy, fast-paced good time. Almost Christmas. It grossed $18 million worldwide on a $5 million budget. [32], 2019 thriller film directed by Sophia Takal, "Blumhouse Remaking Cult Hit 'Black Christmas' With Imogen Poots Set to Star", "Box Office: How Will 'Cats' And 'Black Christmas' Fare Against 'Star Wars' And 'Jumanji'? [7][8] Part of the Black Christmas series, it is the loose second remake of the 1974 Canadian film Black Christmas, after the 2006 film, and follows a group of sorority sisters at Hawthorne College as they are preyed upon by an unknown stalker. ",, Short description is different from Wikidata, All Wikipedia articles written in American English, Articles to be expanded from January 2020, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 7 January 2021, at 00:06. Black Christmas is an effective, frightening above average slasher movie with a good cast and a frightening, surprise ending. Black Christmas never did receive a sequel, but it's been remade, however loosely, twice. Kris and Lindsey's surviving sorority sisters enter and fight the fraternity. This has to be a first! They remove his mask after being alarmed that they are covered in black goo instead of blood. Directed by Bob Clark. 2020 may have been an unpredictable year so far, but one thing is for sure: Christmas is coming. A Dream For Christmas (1973) Advertisement. These Netflix titles feature family-friendly, romances, comedy titles. It stars Olivia Hussey, Keir Dullea, Margot Kidder, Andrea Martin, Marian Waldman, Lynne Griffin and John Saxon. Unlike the previous two version of Black Christmas, the remake was rated PG-13 by the MPAA, a rating Takal sought in hopes of making it accessible to new audiences, especially young women who were interested in horror, and opening up discussions on major issues like sexual assault,[22] although she was ready to fully commit to utilizing the higher R rating if the ratings board would not grant it. With Olivia Hussey, Keir Dullea, Margot Kidder, John Saxon. It is revealed that Helena has been secretly working with the fraternity and stole items from her sisters that allowed the possessed pledges to locate their targets. A Diva’s Christmas Carol (2000) VH1 isn’t only good for a soapy reality TV series; it’s also gifted us … Development of the project began in June 2019, when Jason Blum announced that he would produce the film through his studio Blumhouse Productions. According to, a lot of Christmas movies started out as short films: “The world’s first Christmas movie was a silent short made in 1898, titled ‘Santa Claus.’ Directed by George Albert Smith and at just over a minute long, this was … [27] Filming concluded on July 31, 2019. Kris suggests they go to the police but Riley demands they go to the fraternity to fight. Almost Christmas tells the story of a family coming together during the holidays … She awakens to find herself tied up to a chair and is confronted by Gelson, Brian, and the other frat boys. The pair escape in Nate's car and Riley theorizes that Hawthorne, who was known for dabbling in black magic, is responsible for the killings via his bust and the black goo. That is until the young sorority pledges discover that the killer is part of an underground college conspiracy. Upon seeing Brian in the crowd, she performs a song with her sorority sisters blasting the rape culture at the fraternity and stating that Brian raped her.