Antebellum may be one of the most impactful films of the year definitely the most impactful horror film of the year and possibly is up there with Get Out as one of the most impactful of the 2000’s period! This is one where I feel sorry for the filmmakers where they didn’t get a chance to see their film take over on the big screen. I for one would expect this one to have the surprise effect of Get Out or A Quiet Place. Everything is there for Antebellum, yet we have to settle for the PVOD release.
Janelle Monáe gives an Oscar-worthy performance and in this time in our country we especially need to recognize the greatness of her performance and put it in the frontline because for far too long horror and female horror characters have been almost shunned by the Academy. I cannot say enough of how impressed I was with Janelle Monàe, she damn near carries the whole movie by herself and never falls under the pressure of it.
Directors and screenwriters Gerard Bush and Christopher Renz give an unflinching look at the horrors in today’s reality and it never lets up for a second as the tension is so thick you can cut it with a knife. The pacing they created is unreal the movie is almost one hour and fifty minutes long yet it just feels like 60 minutes and you will be left wanting more in a good way.
I really have to give the producers they struck gold here with something that is bound to resonate with audiences for years to come. Once again Antebellum might be the horror film to beat in 2020.
Written By: AJ Friar