Director Jordan Peele’s Get Out is one of today’s well-known horror films, not just because of its gripping storyline, but also because of the underlying racial commentary embedded within its narrative for viewers to ponder on.
Next year, the producers of Get Out and its follow-up, Us, will be releasing Antebellum, a new horror thriller film that is also hinting to tackle racial issues. Check out the film’s first teaser below:
The haunting teaser trailer is quite vague on the details of the film’s plot, while its synopsis doesn’t reveal much either: “Successful author Veronica Henley finds herself trapped in a horrifying reality and must uncover the mind-bending mystery before it’s too late.”
But many have pointed out that the film is referencing the Antebellum South, which is a period in the history of the Southern United States where the economy was run by plantations, and the slave labor of Africans that made it function. Such scenes were also portrayed in the teaser, making the connection more evident. Still, it looks like we have yet to see more of this film in the upcoming months before we can get a good grasp of what it has in store for us.
Antebellum is directed by Gerard Bush and Christoper Renz, and stars Janelle Monáe, Marque Richardson II, Eric Lange, Jack Huston, Kiersey Clemons, Tongayi Chirisa, Gabourey Sidibe, Rob Aramayo, Lily Cowles, and Jena Malone. It is set for release on April 24, 2020.
Homestream image screengrabbed from the official teaser trailer.