• 2020
  • US
  • 1h 45min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Gerard Bush, Christopher Renz
  • Written by: Gerard Bush, Christopher Renz
  • Cast: Janelle Monáe, Marque Richardson, Devyn A. Tyler
  • UK release: 2 April 2021

An author finds herself trapped in a horrifying reality and must try to escape.

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