Life can never be replaced. A question to ask would be of memories? Is it possible to forget everything only to slowly piece it back together? Most experts would probably say no or the more logical answer would be how much damage is there to the brain? In Emmanuel Osei-Kuffour Jr. BLACK BOX we find a man struggling to hold onto he and his daughter's life after the tragic death of his wife. Most are surprised he's alive and when he enlists into an experiment to regain his memories he may unlock something more terrifying than the accident itself.
It is true BLACK BOX doesn't bring anything new to the "scare" factor scene out there but what a creative journey! The film really capitalized on most of the troupes we are seeing films these days. While for some films that could be annoying, I really didn't mind it too much with BOX. The ensemble of course helps with names like Mamoudou Athie and Phylicia Rashad in the mix. The tale is direct and driven and once we seep inside of the head of our central figure the real terror starts to ensure. Similar to the other WTBH title THE LIE released this week so much deceit and betrayal fill this movie that as things unravel viewers will feel relived. The standout of BLACK BOX is Amanda Christine. She's snatches the film from the moment she is on screen and her performances increases throughout. It's such a pleasure to see so many talented kids in horror films as it reminds me of my youth with people who are still relevant in cinema today!
I really enjoyed BLACK BOX and I think it has enough tosses and turns to keep any viewer entertained. I'm curious if the violence will pick up in the next few films but for now WTBH s creating horror content anyone can enjoy.
Directed By: Emmanuel Osei-Kuffour Jr.
Teleplay by: Emmanuel Osei-Kuffour Jr. and Stephen Herman
Story by: Stephen Herman
Starring: Mamoudou Athie, Phylicia Rashad, Amanda Christine, Tosin Morohunfola, Charmaine Bingwa, and Troy James