Thriller Movie Poster Reveals Netflix’s Surprise Slasher
Netflix loves to keep you guessing. The streaming service typically employs short-term marketing, releasing trailers and posters just weeks before their new movies and series air. But sometimes they get really sly! Remember this big The Cloverfield Paradox during the Super Bowl? Just a few weeks ago they gave up black mercy on the public without warning, and they’re up to it again with this weekend’s debut of Polar.
The beginnings from the direct writer dallas jackson, Polar is portrayed as an urban slasher that follows a clique of Los Angeles teenagers in the fight for their lives when the victim of a tragic act of childhood bullying comes calling for revenge. The film debuted at the LA Film Festival last year and is now heading to the streaming service for everyone to see. Premium; RZA composed the original music for the film, executive produces and stars in the film.
Polar stars actress/model Jessica Allain and the impressive full cast includes Mykelti Williamson (Forrest Gump), Luke Tennie (SYFY Lethal class), Tequan Richmond (Ray), paige hurd (Everybody Hates Chris), Chelsea Rendon (Starz’ Vida), Michael Edwards (The first purge), Pepi Sonuga (famous in love), Jason Woods (proven innocent), Master Harrell (Thread)and Michael Ocampo (Shooter). Polar debuts on Netflix worldwide on April 14. Check out our first exclusive poster below.
Here is the official synopsis of Polar:
What begins as a cruel but innocent childhood prank turns deadly when introverted target Chauncey Page (Jason Woods) accidentally kills one of his tormentors. With their friend dead and young Chauncey sent to prison, the offending children swallow their guilt and move on with their lives as best they can. Years later, Chauncey is released. A tall and intimidating character, his return to the neighborhood evokes uncomfortable feelings for the children, now teenagers, who fear that he wants to confront them with the horrible past. With their high school preparing for reunions and parties and romance at the forefront of their minds, everyone is traumatized when members of their crew begin to be murdered in increasingly gruesome ways. It becomes clear that Chauncey wants more than just an apology: he wants revenge. Polar isn’t just another slasher movie with the novelty of an urban setting and black characters. Polar re-evaluates and translates the traditional story of slasher film from its roots in 1970s white suburbia to the lives of African-American teenagers experiencing racism, violence and an unforgiving cityscape in the modern city of Compton , in California.
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