I have no fricken clue what’s going on in this Antebellum trailer, but it sure looks cool


Antebellum (2020 Movie) Official Trailer – Janelle Monáe

Antebellum has been something of a mystery since its first announcement, and this latest trailer does nothing to illuminate just what the hell’s supposed to be going on. Honestly, I wouldn’t want it any other way.

In lieu of a plot breakdown, we get hammered with neat images. The creepy girl in a hallway, the smash of the big city against the Civil War-era South, fire, battles, faces cast in pain and shock–there’s a lot here all backed with screeching strings that give off a heavy mood.

This is what trailers ought to be, more a feeling or sensation of the movie than a description of everything you can expect to see happen in it.

Antebellum, as far as we know, sees successful author Veronica Henley (Janelle Monáe) enter a horrifying reality with a need to unravel its mind-bending mystery before it’s too late. Vague as hell? Yup. But that’s what we got.

If this mysterious-but-moody trailer did get you pumped to step into Antebellum’s reality, you can check it out when it boggles theaters on April 24, 2020.

Kyle Yadlosky
Kyle Yadlosky only cares about trash. The trippy, bizarre, DIY, and low-budget are his home. He sleeps in dumpsters and eats tinfoil. He also writes horror fiction sometimes.