‘The Angry Black Girl and Her Monster’: Watch Trailer for Bomani J. Story’s ‘Frankenstein’ Retelling


Bomani J. Story’s The Angry Black Girl and Her Monster from Crypt TV is set for a theatrical and On Demand release this summer via RLJE Films.

The film, a retelling of the iconic story of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, follows Vicaria (Laya DeLeon Hayes), 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. Denzel Whitaker, Chad L. Coleman, Reilly Brooke Stith, and Keith Holliday also star in the film.

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 an interview we conducted with Coleman, who plays Vicaria’s father, Donald, he discussed the uptick in socially conscious horror films and the responsibility to tell these stories. “I’m talking when you walk out to the theater saying that we have a responsibility to marginalize communities. And the same thing that’s happening in Chicago, New Orleans, Boston, and California. We as human beings have a greater responsibility to help these people,” Coleman said. “And I hope that people will carry that back home with them and go across town or eight blocks over and say, ‘How can I help? What can I do?’ To rally around these folks and help them instead of continually cutting them off and putting them in a perpetual hamster wheel. The film won’t allow you to bury your head in the sand.”

The Angry Black Girl and Her Monster releases in theaters, On Demand, and Digital June 9.

Haley joined the Nerds and Beyond team in 2019 as a Writer and Editor. Her main fandoms include Criminal Minds, Wrestling, and The Walking Dead. You can find her on Twitter @haleyanne_.

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