‘The Angry Black Girl And Her Monster’ Review: A Fresh Take On A Classic Tale

Vicaria is 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. Inspired by Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, 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.


‘The Angry Black Girl and Her Monster’ could’ve been easily been regarded as a “hood classic” upon its initial release taking the story of the classic literature story of ‘Frankenstein’ in an inner city location. Thankfully the direction from Bomani J. Story forms this plot into something unique and special for us to behold. This is quite the impressive feet for his directorial debut. Making this the most stylish and visually pleasing take on ‘Frankenstein’ in quite sometime.

Laya DeLeon Haye gives a bold and fascinating performance in ‘The Angry Black Girl and Her Monster’ that will hypnotize audiences across the globe doing something that is heartbreaking and empowering at the same time, acting as the Victor Frankenstein in the film. Seeing death all around her, especially her immediate family, including her Mother and Brother. As she begins her descent into the work of reanimation, bodies start mysteriously disappearing.

‘The Angry Black Girl and Her Monster’ is a fun and satisfying watch that is unlike anything you’ve seen this year and where we get nothing but big IP movies and sequels and reboots it’s nice and refreshing to see a unique take on classic literature. If you’re willing to take a chance on something new ‘The Angry Black Girl and Her Monster’ comes to theaters across the US June, 9th. The movie itself also features a great supporting cast that makes the 92 minute runtime feel like a breeze.

Overall Grade: 4/5 Stars

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