With the MPAA officially rating Blumhouse Productions’ upcoming Black Christmas remake as PG-13 for “violence, terror, thematic content involving sexual assault, language, sexual material and drinking”, screenwriter April Wolfe has spoken out to defend the film for avoiding the R-rating of the 1974 original and the early 2016 remake.
Here’s the deal: We wrote it with an R in mind,” said Wolfe on Twitter. “When they did the test screenings, was clear that this movie needed to be available to a younger female audience because the subject matter is timely. Also I want to indoctrinate girls into horror. Doesn’t make it any less vicious!”
Wolfe’s tweet appears to have sparked a debate on Twitter about whether a horror movie – and in particular, a slash movie – can be done justice with a PG-13 rating rather than an R. What’s your thoughts on the subject? Let us know in the comments below, or on Twitter @FlickeringMyth…
Just in time for the holidays 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 (Imogen Poots, Green Room) and her Mu Kappa Epsilon sisters—athlete Marty (Lily Donoghue, The CW’s Jane the Virgin), rebel Kris (Aleyse Shannon, The CW’s Charmed), and foodie Jesse (Brittany O’Grady, Fox’sStar)—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, Riley and her squad start to question whether they can trust any man, including Marty’s beta-male boyfriend, Nate (Simon Mead, Same But Different: A True New Zealand Love Story), Riley’s new crush Landon (Caleb Eberhardt, Amazon’s Mozart in the Jungle) or even esteemed classics instructor Professor Gelson (Cary Elwes).
Whoever the killer is, he’s about to discover that this generation’s young women aren’t about to be anybody’s victims.
Black Christmas is set for release on December 13th and features a cast that includes Imogen Poots, Lily Donoghue, Aleyse Shannon, Brittany O’Grady, Simon Mead, Caleb Eberhardt and Cary Elwes.