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Throwback Thursday: Black Christmas (2019)

Four women are holding various weapons, some covered in blood, posing on a dark street

This week back in 2019, the second remake of the classic Black Christmas was released. This time directed by Sophia Takal, and written by both her and April Wolfe, the up-to-date slasher seemed promising. With actors such as Imogen Poots (Fright Night, 28 weeks Later) and Cary Elwes (Princess Bride, Saw and much more), the acting was certainly not an issue, but the storyline was where it fell short for me.

When I originally watched this, I had not seen either of the other films to be able to compare, but I have now seen the 1974 original. Though there are some similarities with the college sorority house setting, creepy phone call and a couple of nods to the original with certain kills, by the end this one is like a completely different story. I never really liked it when watching it with no comparison, but certainly like it a little less now.

I'm all for girl power, and liked that the girls decided to stand up and fight back against the guys, but I didn't like the strange, almost supernatural twist that the film took. Sadly, it was a big no from me for this one!

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