We had the pleasure of chatting with Imogen Poots, Brittany O’ Grady, Lily Donoghue, Director Sophia Takal about their new movie, the horror remake of Black Christmas. The film also stars Aleyse Shannon, Caleb Eberhardt, Cary Elwese, Simon Mead, Madeleine Adams, Ben Black and Nathalie Morris. Also, the script was written by the same Sophia Takal along with April Wofle.
Sophia enthusiastically tells us what made the original Black Christmas so exciting and how complex, interesting and fun the female characters were. So, it was important to her to make a movie that was just as exciting, thrilling and chilling as the original but at the same time show what it feels like to be a woman in 2019.
The cast explains the importance of showing a sorority filled with real women as opposed to the often stereotypical or caricature versions we see in films. They tell us about one scene in the movie where they perform a satirical version of a Christmas song, revealing how the idea for this scene came about, why it was important to include that scene and what it was like on set to film that scene.
We also discussed their reactions to the killer’s mask the first time they saw it and how the mask was moulded and inspired by Scold’s Bridle.
With a fun question, we also found out from several cast members, just what type of Christmas person they are!
Black Christmas is out in the UK on the 12th of December, and in the US on the 13th.
Imogen Poots Interview
Brittany O’ Grady, Lily Donoghue Interview
Writer / Director Sophia Takal Interview
Synopsis: Hawthorne College is quietening down for the holidays. One by one, sorority girls on campus are being killed by a stalker. But the killer is about to discover that this generation’s women aren’t willing to become hapless victims as they fight back.