Hitting the scene back in 1974, Bob Clark's slasher classic Black Christmas carried a hard "R" rating upon release, and so too did the 2006 remake, Black X-Mas. Well, Blumhouse and director Sophia Takal‘s upcoming remake/reimagining will be going a bit softer on the holiday horror carnage, as the film has been rated PG-13.
The first PG-13 rated Black Christmas film has received the rating for "violence, terror, thematic content involving sexual assault, language, sexual material and drinking."
In the film, Hawthorne College is quieting down for the holidays, but as a group of friends 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.
Black Christmas stars Imogen Poots (Green Room), Cary Elwes (Saw, "Stranger Things" 3), Aleyse Shannon (CW's "Charmed"), Brittany O’Grady (Fox's "Star"), Lily Donoghue ("The Goldbergs", "Jane the Virgin") and Caleb Eberhardt ("Mozart in the Jungle").
Takal co-wrote the script with April Wolfe (Widower). The new take on the 1974 slasher classic is produced by Jason Blum (Halloween, Split) for his Blumhouse Productions, by Ben Cosgrove (The Good German, Rumor Has It) and by Adam Hendricks (Cam, Bloodline, Lucky) for Divide/Conquer. Blumhouse’s Couper Samuelson and Jeanette Volturno will executive produce with Divide/Conquer’s Greg Gilreath and Zac Locke.
Blumhouse will release Black Christmas in theaters on December 13th.