The Angry Black Girl and Her Monster Trailer Puts a Cool New Spin on Frankenstein

I said in my article about the trailer for The Last Voyage of the Demeter that 2023 looks like the year of fresh takes on Dracula, but Dracula isn’t the only classic monster getting a modern retooling in 2023. The Angry Black Girl and Her Monster is a contemporary reinterpretation of Mary Shelley’s seminal sci-fi/horror novel Frankenstein, and if the film’s trailer is any indication, it’s going to be awesome.

Much like the film it’s inspired by, The Angry Black Girl and Her Monster is also about a brilliant scientist who tries to create human life, but it transposes that basic concept into a very different setting. Its main character is a teenage girl named Vicaria who believes death is a disease that can be cured, and after her brother Chris is suddenly murdered, she puts that theory to the test and tries to bring him back to life.

A woman holds a hanging switch and looks toward the camera inquisitively in The Angry Black Girl and Her Monster.
Image courtesy of The Boston Underground Film Festival via RJLE Entertainment

Unsurprisingly, she succeeds, but things don’t turn out exactly how she hoped. The trailer for The Angry Black Girl and Her Monster suggests that Chris comes back more like a monster than a man, and Vicaria has to somehow deal with the deadly consequences of her actions.

That premise sounds really interesting, and from the looks of it, the execution is not going to disappoint. Granted, the trailer doesn’t show us a ton of explicit violence, but it masterfully uses atmosphere, suggestion, and suspense to make its new Frankenstein Monster absolutely terrifying.

On top of that, it also looks like The Angry Black Girl and Her Monster will use its effective horror to tell a deep and moving story. We can all relate to the idea of wanting to undo death, and the trailer also gives us a few hints of a more profound message beyond the thrills and chills.

When you put that all together, The Angry Black Girl and Her Monster exhibits the makings of an excellent film, and I, for one, can’t wait to see it. The movie looks like it will be a great experience all around, and thankfully, we won’t have to wait too long to see it. It’s set to hit theaters and VOD on June 9, so it’s only about a month and a half away.

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Written by JP Nunez

JP Nunez is a lifelong horror fan. From a very early age, he learned to love monsters, ghosts, and all things spooky, and it's still his favorite genre today.

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