What they say

In your face horror with a message… a whole new level of terrifying


Red Pill will have you shiving… this challenging and provocative horror film centered on a Black women is a double whammy of when the worst happens


Red Pill combines horror and comedy to score political points


The film is so visually stunning and creates a terrifying juxtaposition



The eve of the 2020 election, a posse of progressives ride into red country armed with heart humor and naiveté.

From the mind of Tony award-winning actress, Tonya Pinkins comes a progressive dystopia nightmare. Shot by cinematographer John Hudak Jr., Red Pill is a visually stunning metaphor for all our fears and a reminder that there are worse things than death.

Cassandra (Tonya Pinkins) is a black American woman fearful for the fate of her country in the next election. Election weekend 2020, she reluctantly accompanies her best friend Rocky, land preserver activist (Ruben Blades) and his wife Emelia (Luba Mason), her roommate Lily (Kathyrn Erbe), friend Nick (Jake O’Flaherty) and partner Bobby (Adesola Osakalumi) to canvas in newly blue Virginia.

As the friends arrive at their “Super-Host” housing, they encounter signs that point to possible trouble and before the weekend is over their fight for the country becomes a fight for their lives.


Tonya Pinkins

Producer, Casting, Production Designer

Mellicent Dyanne


Aquaila Barnes


Katie Rosin



Director of Photography

Scott Snell

Arial Photography

Minji Kang



Sound Design

Tasos Eliopoulos

Original Music

Michael Barry

Supervising Sound Mix

Carter Little

Music Supervisor


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