Antebellum

Lionsgate has dropped a teaser trailer for Antebellum, the new horror/thriller from writing and directing duo Gerard Bush (Canvases of Courage) and Christopher Renz (Kill Jay-Z).

Set to release on April 24, 2020, the film centers on Veronica, a successful author who finds herself trapped in a terrifying reality. It will take all her skill to solve the mystery of how she came to be there in order to escape before it’s too late.

Singer and actress Janelle Monae (Hidden Figures) stars as Veronica. Kiersey Clemons (Dope), Jena Malone (The Neon Demon), Jack Huston (Pride and Prejudice and Zombies), Eric Lange (The Man in the High Castle), and Gabourey Sidibe (American Horror Story: Coven) will also star in the film.

This will be the first genre feature film from both Bush and Renz.

The trailer seems to flash backward and forward in time while a 9-1-1 operator answers a call. We hear the operator repeatedly ask if anyone’s there, and the tension is carefully curated through their attempts.

This could very well be one of those debut films that will have people talking for months and we’re looking forward to seeing exactly what the filmmakers have in store.

Check out the trailer for Antebellum below and let us know what you think in the comments.