In a remake few asked for they resort to a premise fewer will enjoy.
This time of year theaters are populated mainly with two types of films — massive holiday blockbusters, or Oscar-caliber titles trying to bait voters for nominations. On Friday ‘’Black Christmas’’ will premiere, in defiance of both categories. It is, as a holiday-themed horror effort, neither poised for awards consideration nor expected to fill many seats.
‘’One thing that was really important to me,’’ says director Sophia Takal, ‘’was making a movie that felt like it was moving the slasher subgenre forward.” Ah, great – a progressive slasher. “We weren’t just making a movie about expendable women whose primary purpose was to be killed for entertainment.’’ Is…is that an admission she set out to make a film that was not entertaining? Based on the way the film is described it certainly sounds possible.