When Lionsgate released the First Trailer for Antebellum, we first asked, “what’s it all about“. It teased our curiosities nicely, today we have a brand new Second Trailer. The latest promo shed’s some light on the upcoming horror, that sees Janelle Monae trapped and enslaved in the 19th Century!
Very rarely do get a film promotion that intrigues us as well as keeping their cards close to their chests. Many films sadly reveal too much in the trailers, how refreshing this one doesn’t.
Monae plays Veronica Henley who suddenly finds herself trapped in 19th Century American Deep South, Antebellum and slavery is still legal. The nightmare starts in modern day when she is kidnapped by unknown person in a car. Only to awaken and greeted by a Confederate general tells her her old live is over and now she’s a slave.
A time travelling horror film on the cards! Besides the nightmare of enslavement their seems to be something wicked is happening in the background. Something out of Eli Roth playbook ala Hostel? A mind-binding mystery!
Successful author Veronica Henley (Janelle Monáe) finds herself trapped in a horrifying reality and must uncover the mind-bending mystery before it’s too late.
ANTEBELLUM is a terrifying new thriller from the producer of the acclaimed films GET OUT and US, and groundbreaking directors Gerard Bush and Christoper Renz (Bush+Renz) – an exciting new voice in filmmaking.
The film will also star Marque Richardson II, Eric Lang, Jack Huston, Kiersey Clemons, Tongayi Chirisa, Gabourey Sidibe, Rob Aramayo, Lily Cowles, and Jena Malone.
This trailer is for the US Promotion, which Antebellum will be released on 21st August. In the UK it’s hard to say when this film will be released.