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Janelle Monáe Says Antebellum Is the Horror Movie We Need Right Now

The filmmakers and cast also talk about their favorite horror films and honoring the seriousness of their story.

by | September 16, 2020 | Comments

After COVID-related delays, horror film Antebellum is finally arriving on VOD this month. The film’s twists and turns are best enjoyed the less you know, but like Get Out and Us before it, the social thriller deals directly with issues of racism, slavery, and white-on-Black violence. Ahead of the movie’s release, Rotten Tomatoes Editor Jacqueline Coley sat down with the film’s star, Janelle Monáe, to talk about why Antebellum is not just a twisted thriller, but a rallying cry for the nation right now. Plus, Monáe discusses the projects she wants to see Hollywood tackle next, while filmmakers Gerard Bush and Christopher Renz, and co-stars Kiersey Clemons, Tongayi Chirisa, Jack Huston, Jena Malone, Gabourey Sidibe, and Lily Cowles talk their favorite horror films, honoring the seriousness of their story, and what it was like to work with their lead star.

Antebellum will release on VOD on September 18, 2020.


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