Janelle Monae's New Movie, 'Antebellum,' Looks Totally Terrifying

What is the movie plot behind 'Antebellum,' starring Janelle Monae? The trailer for the new horror movie was just released, and it will seriously terrify you.

Lizzy Rosenberg - Author

Nov. 22 2019, Updated 1:58 p.m. ET

It's been far too long since we've had a new and original scary movie to completely obsess over, and one that's currently in the middle of filming stars none other than Janelle Monae.

Aside from its impeccable casting, however, the trailer looks absolutely terrifying... it's safe to say I'll be sleeping with one eye open tonight. So, what's the plot of Antebellum? Here's what we know about the film so far.

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The teaser was released & I already have nightmares.

The trailer opens with what looks like a plantation from the 1700s, with a 911 call blaring in the background. Armed guards are walking through the cotton fields in which servants are picking cotton, and a little girl runs through as a woman chases after her, looking absolutely terrified.

We catch a glimpse of Janelle Monae, before everyone looks straight up at the sky, facing what appears to be an unidentified flying object.

The setting fast-forwards to present-day, where we see three young women (one of them also played by Janelle?) out for drinks. The gals part ways, and in the hallway of Janelle's apartment, the little girl from the plantation stands menacingly, holding a doll. 

It seems as though Janelle's character is being followed by something. Over the course of the trailer, text phrases read "If it chooses you... nothing can save you." Check it out for yourself, below.

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So, what's going on in Antebellum?

It's hard to say what's really happening here. Something bad happened to that little girl at the plantation, and now maybe she's an evil spirit looking for vengeance.

Also, somehow, Janelle was either reincarnated, or related to someone who present at the plantation. So dang creepy.

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What is following Janelle's character, and why are there two versions of her — one from hundreds of years ago, and one from present day? 

Nothing has been explained, and in all honesty, I do not plan on reading any spoilers. There is a major cliffhanger here, people, and I truly cannot wait to discover what it is.

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Antebellum is coming out in 2020.

Why so long? Oh, well. The teaser was released a full five months before Antebellum graces theaters. That's right — in fact, according to the Rotten Tomatoes Twitter account, it won't arrive to the big screen until April 24, 2020. Oof.

That's definitely a long time to anticipate the flick, but honestly, I don't even care. I'm so pumped.

Janelle is the perfect leading lady, however, the movie also has an incredibly talented team working behind-the-scenes. In fact, the same producers behind horror masterpieces such as Get Out and Us will working on it... so it's safe to say this is going to be a good one.

I don't know how comfortable you are with ~spooky things~ but it's safe to say I'll be sleeping with the hallway light on tonight. I truly don't even know what I'm afraid of right now (since that trailer was totally mysterious!) but I already know I'm straight-up terrified. 

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