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Antebellum (2020)

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Successful author Veronica Henley finds herself trapped in a horrifying reality and must uncover the mind-bending mystery before it's too late.
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Arabella Landrum ... Little Blonde Girl
Jena Malone ... Elizabeth
Eric Lange ... Him / Senator Denton
Janelle Monáe ... Veronica / Eden
Tongayi Chirisa ... Eli / Professor Tarasai
Achok Majak Achok Majak ... Amara (Ghanian Queen)
Jack Huston ... Captain Jasper
Kiersey Clemons ... Julia
T.C. Matherne ... Purcell
Robert Aramayo ... Daniel
Marque Richardson ... Nick
London Boyce ... Kennedi
Bernard Hocke ... Talking Head
Dayna Schaaf ... Yoga Instructor
Gabourey Sidibe ... Dawn

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Successful author Veronica Henley (Janelle Monáe) finds herself trapped in a horrifying reality that forces her to confront the past, present and future - before it's too late. Visionary filmmakers Gerard Bush + Christopher Renz (Bush + Renz) - best known for their pioneering advertising work engaged in the fight for social justice - write, produce and direct their first feature film, teaming with QC Entertainment, producer of the Academy Award winning films GET OUT and BLACKkKLANSMAN, Zev Foreman, Lezlie Wills, and Lionsgate for the terrifying new thriller ANTEBELLUM.

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Rated R for disturbing violent content, language, and sexual references | See all certifications »

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Horror films including The Shining (1980) and The Silence of the Lambs (1991) served as inspiration for the film. See more »


Sarah: The unresolved past can certainly wreak havoc on the present.
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Written by Theron Thomas (as Theron Makiel Thomas), Sean Small, Ricky Reed (as Eric Frederic), Lizzo, and Sam Sumser
Performed by Lizzo
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
By arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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25 September 2020 | by tkillttSee all my reviews

Watched the film tonight and was very let down. The cinematography was perfect but failed to deliver with the story. Its a very "now" message highlighting the fact that racism is alive and strong. If you watch for the horror aspect you'll be extremely unimpressed. Its disheartening to see so many films with potential succumb to the woke culture. My 4 star rating was purely for cinematography and the score. I cant stress how perfect the opening 20 minutes are and how beautiful the final song aligns with the struggle the heroin faces. The acting was over the top and unbelievable. The story failed itself in too many ways to count, but the one way that mattered more than anything is that it hammers the same logic any woke film does. White is bad, black is power and the patriarchy is evil. If you don't mind hearing that message in every movie you watch, THIS is the film for you. For those of us that seek originality and good story telling, we'll probably give nothing more than 5 stars.

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18 September 2020 (USA) See more »

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