‘The Angry Black Girl and Her Monster’ Wants To Cure Death [Watch]

The Angry Black Girl And Her Monster

Mary Shelley’s novel has captured our collective imaginations for over two centuries. There’ve been countless film adaptations where adult men grapple with their own mortality. But now, in his feature film debut, Bomani J. Story is giving the world a version of Frankenstein that we’ve never seen before.

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Vicaria is a brilliant teenager who believes death is a disease that can be cured. After the brutal and sudden murder of her brother, she embarks on a dangerous journey to bring him back to life. Inspired by Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, The Angry Black Girl and Her Monster thematically challenges our ideas of life and death. Bomani J. Story, the film’s writer and director, crafts a thrilling tale about a family that, despite the terrors of systemic pressure, will survive and be reborn again. 

In her review from SXSW, Dread Central’s Mary Beth McAndrews wrote:

Overall, The Angry Black Girl and Her Monster is a difficult watch with an important message and a star-making central performance for Laya DeLeon Hayes. … [T]his is an essential piece of contemporary horror cinema that shows what happens when Black creators are given the space to tell their stories.

Laya DeLeon Hayes, Denzel Whitaker, Chad L. Coleman, Reilly Brooke Stith, and Keith Holliday star in the film.

The Angry Black Girl and Her Monster comes to theaters, digital, and VOD on June 9, 2023.

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