You always knew he’d call back…
Bob Clark’s horror masterpiece Black Christmas has now been remade two times, most recently by Sophia Takal back in 2019, but those two films hardly aimed to recapture the eerie holiday creepiness of the 1974 proto-slasher. Filmmaker Dave McRae, however, is looking to do just that with his film It’s Me, Billy, an *unofficial* sequel to Clark’s classic.
Funded through Indiegogo last year, McRae’s short fan film It’s Me, Billy is being described as “an unofficial sequel that’s set nearly 50 years after the events of the first film.”
In the short, “Unaware of the danger that’s hunting her, Sam and her two best friends are spending Christmas Eve at her grandmother’s old country mansion. Stalked by a sinister evil that’s been lurking in the shadows for nearly 50 years, Sam is about to come face to face with her grandmother’s chilling Christmas past, the deranged psychopath known as Billy.”
McRae and the team explain their goals, “We want to create a tribute film to one of the most famous Canadian films ever made by making a short sequel that displays the same type of mood, atmosphere, and theater of the mind that Black Christmas gave us in 1974. What Black Christmas did for the Canadian film industry has never been forgotten.”
It’s Me, Billy will be releasing on May 28, with Victoria Mero playing Sam, the granddaughter of the original film’s Jess Bradford. Watch the just-released official trailer below….