Mysterious “Antebellum” Gets Teaser Trailer

A wealth of mystery exists within the teaser trailer for Lionsgate's Antebellum, the new physiological thriller from directors Gerard Bush and Christopher Renz.

The trailer, backed by a slow, deliberate voiceover of a 911 call and eerie music, gives few clues to its larger premise. But within the montage of scenes, we do take notice of Janelle Monáe's Veronica, our leading heroine who finds herself in the middle of a horrifying reality.

The trailer steadily travels back and forth within time, a purposeful focus on the difference of race, comfort, and luxury within the two periods. I'll admit my curiosity is itched, and I'm slightly disappointed I'll have to wait until April 2020 to scratch it.

Co-starring Kiersey Clemons, Gabourey Sidibe, and Jena Malone, don't be surprised if Antebellum premieres at the SXSW Film Festival in Austin. Over the last few years, the festival has proven a solid launching point for similar films like John Krasinski's A Quiet Place and Jordan Peele's Get Out.


About Stephen Davis

Stephen Davis
I owe this hobby/career to the one and only Stephanie Peterman who, while interning at Fox, told me that I had too many opinions and irrelevant information to keep it all bottled up inside. I survived my first rated R film, Alive, at the ripe age of 8, it took me months to grasp the fact that Julia Roberts actually died at the end of Steel Magnolias, and I might be the only person alive who actually enjoyed Sorority Row…for its comedic value of course. While my friends can drink you under the table, I can outwatch you when it comes iconic, yet horrid 80s films like Adventures in Babysitting and Troop Beverly Hills. I have no shame when it comes to what I like, and if you have a problem with that, then we’ll settle it on the racquetball court. I see too many movies to actually win any film trivia contest, so don’t waste your first pick on me. My friends rent movies from my bookcase shelves, and one day I do plan to start charging. I long to live in LA, where my movie obsession will actually help me fit in, but for now I am content with my home in Austin. I prefer indies to blockbusters, Longhorns to Sooners and Halloween to Friday the 13th. I miss the classics, as well as John Ritter, and I hope to one day sit down and interview the amazing Kate Winslet.