14 June 2024

The School Is Cursed In Regina Hall’s Master Trailer

Amazon have revealed the official Trailer for their upcoming Prime Video Original horror Master.

Mariama Diallo’s indie debut feature premiered at this year’s Sundance Film Festival and Stars Regina Hall. The film taps into the social horror Jordan Peele has made a name in. Highlighting the systematic racism especially in the elite universities in the U.S. Hall plays Professor Gail Bishop who was promoted to ‘Master’ of a hall of residence at a New England University. First time a black woman has held the position and when a young black woman joins as a freshman the pair confront the racism, the lies of the school.

This film maybe U.S based, sadly institutional racism is global. Throwing in a supernatural twist into the mix makes the experience more unsettling. Our writer Freda Cooper watched the film at Sundance describing the film “Master does some things well, it’s too inconsistent to be powerful“.

Related Post: Sundance 2022 Film Review – Master (2022)

In writer-director Mariama Diallo’s debut feature, Master, three women strive to find their place at a prestigious New England university whose frosty elitism may disguise something more sinister. Professor Gail Bishop (Regina Hall) has recently been promoted to “Master” of a residence hall, the first time at storied Ancaster College that a Black woman has held the post. Determined to breathe new life into a centuries-old tradition, Gail soon finds herself wrapped up in the trials and tribulations of Jasmine Moore (Zoe Renee), an energetic and optimistic Black freshman. Jasmine’s time at Ancaster hits a snag early on when she’s assigned a dorm room that is rumored to be haunted. Things get worse when Jasmine clashes in the classroom with Liv Beckman (Amber Gray), a professor in the middle of her own racially charged tenure review. As Gail tries to maintain order and fulfill the duties of a Master, the cracks begin to show in Ancaster’s once-immaculate facade. After a career spent fighting to make it into Ancaster’s inner circle, Gail is confronted with the horrifying prospect of what lies beneath, her question ultimately becoming not whether the school is haunted, but by whom.
The film also stars Zoe Renee, Talia Ryder, Talia Balsam, and Amber Gray.

 

Master will be shown in select UK and Irish cinemas the same day it launches on Prime Video from 18th March.


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