Top scary movies of 2020 – Antebellum Summary
As her most formidable film of 2020, Janelle Monáe will now star in a Hollywood top scary movies of 2020 that will last for decades and return to the era of civil war to her most haunting fears. Antebellum comes from the producer of the Out and Us, and VF has learned only the logline as well as the supporting actors.
The film’s line leaves a lot of room for the imagination, but it breaks down the basic premise: “The solemn writer Veronica Henley (Monáe) is trapped in a terrible reality and has to uncover the mystery that hides her thinking before it’s too late.”
The Antebellum was written, directed and produced by Gerard Bush and Christopher Renz – who began making short films for Jay-Z and Harry Belafonte. Starring Jena Malone, Gabourey Sidibe, Jack Huston, Eric Lange and Kiersey Clemons.
Coincidentally or not, it will be exciting to see Monáe treat the era of antebellum/civil war from a completely different perspective than the straight Harriet in which she plays Marie Buchanan, the woman born in freedom who helped Harriet Tubman run the underground railway. (Marie Buchanan was a real woman, though Harriet’s character was invented.)
The film seems to take a similar approach to Get Out with its marketing, keeping expectations out of vague, and allowing viewers to have a (relatively) fresh entrance.
It’s also very exciting that this film will only debut a few years after Colson Whitehead’s alternative history novel, The Underground Railroad, won the Pulitzer Prize in 2017. The top scary movies 2020 Antebellum releases on August 21, 2020.
Janelle Monáe as Veronica Henley
Marque Richardson as Nick
London Boyce as Kennedi Henley
Top scary movies of 2020 – Antebellum Crew members
Directed by Gerard Bush, Christopher Renz
Produced by Raymond Mansfield, Sean McKittrick, Zev Forman, Gerard Bush, Christopher Renz, Lezlie Wills
Written by Gerard Bush, Christopher Renz
Music by Nate Wonder, Roman Gianarthur
Cinematography Pedro Luque
Edited by John Axelrad
Production companies – QC Entertainment
Distributed by Lionsgate
Antebellum Release date
Release date – August 21, 2020 (United States)
Country – United States
Language – English
Budget – $14.4 million