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Feb 27, 2006

Denial something something river...

Bloody-Disgusting has a few pictures (as well as a link to a few more) from the set of the remake of Black Christmas. The film stars Michelle Trachtenberg (of Buffy), Mary Elizabeth Winstead (of Ring 2), and Katie Cassidy (of 7th Heaven) as residents of a sorority who are harrassed and eventually killed by a psycho living in their attic. Oliver Hudson of Dawson's Creek also stars, so obviously it's chock-a-block full of your favorite WB c-listers. Yaaaaay! One bright spot is Andrea Martin, who starred in the 1974 version; she's in a couple of the on-set snaps, so there's at least one original cast member returning for the remake.

Helming this picture are Glen Morgan and James Wong, the duo behind the Final Destination franchise. While I happen to enjoy the Final Destination flicks on a sort of visceral level, I hope the boys can go with a bit more subtle touch with Black Christmas.

Well, the movie is due out in December 2006, so I can no longer pretend that it isn't going to be made. These pictures from the set, though quite dull, prove that a remake of one of my favorite horror movies wasn't just some nightmare I had- it's actually happening. I guess this means I was naked during my Organic Chemistry lecture today, too.

And by the way, I was being sarcastic when I said yaaaaay.


John Barleycorn said...

Wow, it already looks lame. How is that possible? Oh yeah, 'cuz it's a remake.

My little secret: I've never seen the original.

Stacie Ponder said...

Yeah, these photos are pretty useless, and the cast doen't instill me with any hope. But if you've never seen the original, then you're in for a treat, my friend. Seek! Seek and watch!

Anonymous said...

Although I agree remaking one of the most perfect horror movies is sacreligious, Glenn Morgan and James Wong were also the guys behind the awesome Willard remake, which is by far, one of my favorite movies of the last decade, so I'll give it a shot.

Amanda By Night