The wait for Janelle Monáe’s horror debut is almost over. Due to COVID-19 related theater closures, horror fare like A Quiet Place Part II and Halloween Kills have already seen lengthy delays. However, audiences can expect to get their thrills and chills at home when Antebellum releases on VOD (video-on-demand) September 18th.
“As we face the realities of systemic racism in our country, which have crescendoed to this current inflection point in 2020, we understand how imperative it is to bring ‘Antebellum’ to the broadest audience possible, while also prioritizing health and safety. It is our ardent hope that by sharing our film widely, both nationally and internationally, we will transform the moviegoing experience from home into a true event," co-directors Gerard Bush and Christopher Renz said in a joint statement.
The Lionsgate feature will be available to rent for $19.99, while still showing in some international theaters. Given Janelle Monáe’s track record of award-winning films, Antebellum is one to watch for.