Another classic slasher flick is getting the Blumhouse treatment.
Fresh off the success of last year’s sequel Halloween, the production house has announced a remake to Bob Clark’s 1974 fright fest Black Christmas — one which will feature a mostly female cast with a decidedly modern attitude. (via Collider)
The original movie is among the very first modern slasher films, and it helped to establish tropes — the mysterious identity of the killer, gory setpieces, the Final Girl — which would become par for the course during the genre’s boom in the late ’70s and early ’80s. (it also featured an early example of the all-time classic “the call is coming from inside the house” plot point.) It took place at a sorority house on a snowy Christmas night, as an unseen killer tormented its residents by phone before picking them off one by one — but in the Blumhouse version, the maniac just might end up biting off a little more than he can chew.
The remake looks to be turning the…