Film Preview: Antebellum (2020)

Page Revisions:

(December 8, 2019) Original
(March 15, 2020) New Trailer (#2) / New Poster (#4)
(May 24, 2020) New Trailer (#3) / New Release Date (changed from 4/24/20)
(August 16, 2020) New Trailer (#4) / New Release Date (changed from 8/21/20)

Release Date:

September 18, 2020


From IMDb: “Successful author Veronica finds herself trapped in a horrifying reality and must uncover the mind-bending mystery before it’s too late.”

Poster Rating: C (3) / C+

Review: (#1-#3) This trio of posters use different colors for backgrounds, but to what end? The end result is hardly compelling or exciting.

(#4) Not far removed form the prior designs with a few more details, none of which make it that much more interesting.

Trailer Rating: B / B / C+ / A-

Review: (#1) This modern horror film about black Americans are transported back in time the Civil War is presented as a rather haunting and terrifying look at how different, yet how similar the community’s treatment is today. Could be most fascinating.

(#2) While the first trailer told us little about the film other than modern people being throne into the Antebellum south, this second trailer suggests something more interesting might be going on that’s sending them back in time to change history.

(#3) After two rather interesting trailers, the producers decided to go a completely different direction and try for something strange, hoping that audiences would see something different. The problem is that the trailer itself feels tonally at odds with itself and does little to make the film look interesting.

(#4) The prior trailers set the premise for the film quite well, but this trailer cuts things together more compellingly and adds a fascinating bit of musical creativity. Altogether, it feels like the kind of movie that will subvert expectations.

Oscar Prospects:


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