Friday, March 31, 2006

I'm dreaming of a Black Christmas

From Moviesonline, "With remakes of classic movies on the rise, I personally have been waiting for one low budget, Canadian Horror classic to have its turn being remade into a new masterpiece. Finally, Black Christmas is in the spotlight. The 1974 Canadian Horror, shined light down on the bleak horror scene in the 70's and paved the way for future slasher films for the times to come.

Inspiring such gory film as The Friday the 13th series, as well as the Halloween series, Black Christmas is a classic of its own, and its about time someone stepped up to the plate. For those of you who haven't seen the original, Black Christmas is about a pyschotic maniac terrorizing a sorority house before the Christmas break. The killer makes himself at home, residing in the attic of the Sorority. Like a cat and mouse game, he terrorizes the helpless college students with eerie phone calls using mutiple voices that just sends chills up your spine and leaves you wide eyed, and clutching the person beside you.

The original, was directed by Bob Clark, also known for another Christmas Movie, titled, A Christmas Story. The original cast consisted of a young canadian cast; Margot Kidder, Olivia Hussey, Keir Dullea, and Margot Kidder. There's no official word on who will star in the cult classic, but it is known that Toronto-based Copperheart Enterainment have signed on filmmaking duo's Glen Morgan and James Wong to write the screenplay.

The two are best known for their work on the once hit series, The X-files, and the Final Destination series. Glen Morgan has accepted the offer to Direct the film, and it is said that they are well underway shooting. There's no official release date, but they are aiming for Christmas 2006. Looks like for this horror buff, Christmas can't come any faster."

1 comment:

Octopunk said...

I reviewed the 1974 Black Christmas for the 04 'thon, it's a weird one. I didn't know it was Canadian, but that makes tons of sense.