Black Fatherhood Shines in Blumhouse’s “Black Box"
The excitement continues to grow for Welcome To Blumhouse eight genre movie anthology, launching on Amazon Prime today, just in time for Halloween. One of the first movies to premiere will be Black Box, directed and co-written by Osei-Kuffour Jr, and executive produced by Insecure’s Jay Ellis, stars Mamoudou Athie (Jurassic World 3, The Circle), Phylicia Rashad (Creed), Amanda Christine (Colony), Tosin Morohunfola (The Chi, The 24th), Charmaine Bingwa (Trees of Peace, Little Sista), and Troy James (The Flash, Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark).
After losing his wife and his memory in a car accident, a single father, Athie, undergoes an agonizing experimental treatment that causes him to question who he really is. While he continues his probe, he starts to realize his past is darker than what he originally thought. Black Box, while being a stylish slow-paced psychological thriller, also shows the length a father would go to protect his daughter. A killer twist like nothing seen before blends a different genre well into the second act. The audience who watches will compare and feel as if they are watching an episode of Netflix’s Black Mirror.
Phylicia Rashad continues her career resurgence in another role that is different from what audiences had come to know her for. Much like her sinister turn in Tyler Perry’s A Fall From Grace or her role in the upcoming fantasy Christmas film Jingle Jangle; A Christmas Journey.
Black Box is now streaming on Amazon Prime. Check out the trailer below.