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From the producer of Get Out and Halloween, comes a timely take on a cult horror classic as a campus killer comes to face a formidable group of friends in sisterhood. Hawthorne College is quieting down for the holidays. But as Riley Stone and her Mu Kappa Epsilon sisters prepare to deck the halls with a series of seasonal parties, a black-masked stalker begins killing sorority women one by one. As the body count rises, the sisters start to question whether they can trust any man. Whoever the killer is, he's about to discover that this generation's young women aren't about to be anybody's victims.
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Critics Consensus: Better than the 2006 remake yet not as sharp as the original, this Black Christmas stabs at timely feminist themes but mostly hits on familiar pulp.
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Common Sense Says
Haywire holiday horror remake takes a feminist position.
What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Black Christmas is a reboot of a 1974 holiday horror classic, which was previously remade in 2006. Characters are murdered, but very little blood is shown -- villains emit a weird, black goop instead. Date rape is discussed (and ridiculed in a song), and there's lots of fighting, stabbing, and killing with weapons/blunt objects. There are some jump scares and a building on fire. Sporadic strong language includes several uses of both "s--t" and "bitch." A young man and woman kiss; he throws her on the bed, and then they're interrupted. Characters wear sexy Santa outfits, and a woman inserts a menstrual product by unzipping her jeans. College-age characters drink socially (beer and champagne); one drinks too much and vomits. The movie tries to introduce complex discussions around gender, equality, and diversity, but it isn't very scary and ends up going a bit haywire.
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- Genre:Horror, Thriller
- Release Date:December 13, 2019
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