Blumhouse Remake of Black Christmas Adds Saw's Cary Elwes

The actor is no stranger to the horror genre and should feel right at home in the upcoming Christmas slasher remake.

By Chris Morse

Last week, we learned that Blumhouse Productions will be taking on a remake of Black Christmas, which was a 1974 holiday slasher directed by Bob Clark of A Christmas Story fame. Earlier today, Deadline reported some particularly exciting news for horror fans as it has been confirmed that Saw's Cary Elwes has officially joined the project.

The actor has been known for roles in many other films within the genre, including Don't Sleep and Bram Stoker's Dracula. He will also appear in the upcoming new season of Stranger Things as Mayor Larry Kline. With production set to begin soon, Elwes joins the originally announced roster of stars led by Imogen Poots (Green Room, 28 Weeks Later).

Black Christmas is looking to take the premise of the original film and give it more of a modern, revenge-related touch. With Hawthorne College quieting down for the holidays, sorority girls on campus are being killed by an unknown stalker. However, the killer is about to discover that this generation’s young women aren’t willing to become hapless victims as they mount a fight to the finish. 

Starring in the remake is Imogen Poots (Green Room, 28 Weeks Later), Aleyse Shannon (Charmed), Brittany O’Grady (Star), Lily Donoghue (Halt and Catch Fire), Caleb Eberhardt (The Post), and Cary Elwes (Saw, Stranger Things). Directing is Sophia Takal, who recently helmed an episode of Hulu's Into the Dark titled "New Year, New You." She also co-wrote the script alongside April Wolfe.

The film will hit theaters on December 13th, 2019. As always, stick around with us here on Dead Entertainment for all the latest news and updates on this project and everything else horror.

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Programmer by day, writer by night. Having grown up surrounded by plenty of horror movies and video games, it only made sense for Chris to combine all of these passions into one place: Dead Entertainment. Whether he's working on designs, tinkering with the platform, or just writing up the latest horror news, he's sure to be hard at work keeping the wheels turning on this website no matter what time of day it is. When not coding or gaming, you can find him donning a Cheesehead and heading to the Midwest to cheer on his favorite NFL team, the Green Bay Packers. #GoPackGo