Red Pill – the timely horror film
I’m very excited to see Red Pill a film that is premiering at the 2021 Pan African Film Festival where it’s been nominated for Best Narrative Feature. You can support this film and many others by buying tickets for PAFF!
As the star/writer/director Tonya Pinkins must have had a crystal ball with this political twist on horror suspense movies. It’s especially timely after the rise of hate groups, infiltration of police/armed forces by White Supremacist members, and how the Trump administration emboldened them to attempt a coup on January 6th.
Red Pill’s cast is filled with actors that I’ve seen on tv that ate up the opportunity to turn the table on horror genre film where normally we are the first to die! As well as the talent behind the camera that has worked to continue to knock down the horror wall that Jordan Peele’s Get Out reminded Hollywood that audiences are hungry for inclusive horror films.
“I wrote my own personal ‘GET OUT’ RED PILL’s is a dose of what’s coming to America if liberal White people don’t wake up.”Tonya Pinkins
You can even buy Red Pill merchandise here I’m so eyeing the mask as I social distance and always need cool additions to my collection!
Leave a comment below on if you plan to see the film via streaming or PAFF and thoughts on this timely horror suspense film! The calls are coming from within the White House, your neighbors, and more <egads>
SYNOPSIS: RED PILL
The eve of the 2020 election, a posse of progressives ride into red country armed with heart humor and naiveté.
From the mind of Tony award-winning actress, Tonya Pinkins comes a progressive dystopia nightmare. Shot by cinematographer John Hudak Jr., Red Pill is a visually stunning metaphor for all our fears and a reminder that there are worse things than death.
Cassandra (Tonya Pinkins) is a black American woman fearful for the fate of her country in the next election. Election weekend 2020, she reluctantly accompanies her best friend Rocky, land preserver activist (Ruben Blades) and his wife Emelia (Luba Mason), her roommate Lily (Kathyrn Erbe), friend Nick (Jake O’Flaherty) and partner Bobby (Adesola Osakalumi) to canvas in newly blue Virginia.
As the friends arrive at their “Super-Host” housing, they encounter signs that point to possible trouble and before the weekend is over their fight for the country becomes a fight for their lives.
STARRING: Rubén Blades (Fear The Walking Dead), Catherine Curtain (Orange Is The New Black, Stranger Things, Homeland), KATHRYN ERBE Law & Order: Criminal Intent), Tonya Pinkins (Fear The Walking Dead, Madame Secretary), Colby Minifie (The Boys, Fear The Walking Dead), Luba Mason (Person Of Interest, NYPD Blue), Jake O’flaherty (Criminal Minds, Shameless) and Adesola Osakalum (Sex & The City 2, Ice).