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Bad Hair (2020)

Unrated | | Comedy, Horror | 23 October 2020 (USA)
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In 1989 an ambitious young woman gets a weave in order to succeed in the image-obsessed world of music television. However, her flourishing career may come at a great cost when she realizes that her new hair may have a mind of its own.

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Justin Simien

Writer:

Justin Simien

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Zaria Kelley ... Young Anna
Corinne Massiah ... Young Linda
Elle Lorraine ... Anna Bludso
Moses Storm ... Male NV6 Exec.
Madeleine Byrne ... RMV VJ
James Van Der Beek ... Grant Madison
Lena Waithe ... Brook-Lynne
Yaani King Mondschein ... Sista Soul
Jay Pharoah ... Julius
Ashley Blaine Featherson ... Rosalyn
Judith Scott ... Edna
Vanessa Williams ... Zora
Tiffany Black ... Block Producer
Kelly Rowland ... Sandra
Jamila Glass Jamila Glass ... Back-Up Dancer #1

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During the rise of New Jack Swing in 1989, an ambitious young woman from Compton, L.A. aspires to become a VJ but is told she doesn't have the right hair, the right face, or the right skin color to succeed in the image obsessed world of music television. She strikes a Faustian bargain with the new head of a music network who tells her to get a weave, but this new hairstyle turns out to be anything but easy to maintain. Written by .slashfilm.com

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Comedy | Horror

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Vanessa Williams and Usher previously co-starred in the drama Light It Up (1999). See more »

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I Know You Care
Written by Danny Roberson and Dennis Roberson
Performed by CASH
Courtesy of d2 Music
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6 January 2021 | by georgio-26490See all my reviews

Im sure every horror fan has seen a carbon copy of this idea, whether it was the arm or the eye or the brain or even like this one - the hair.

ok, it is well put together, the effects are worth note, the acting (casting) was spot on. yes its a creepy little fun horror, plenty of jumps and emotional highs and lows. big gaps of nothingness and sound effects/music doing the hard work of any originality.

if you want a far and away better version of this overdone idea, try BODYBAGS 1993 and watch stacey keach in the segment "hair"

this was average


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