Nashville Scene Critics’ Pick: Black Holler at The Belcourt
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In the wake of films like Scream and Cabin in the Woods, you’d think more stock characters in horror flicks would have some idea of the peril their behavior puts them in. But where would the fun be in that? The all-local crew behind Black Holler is hip to this quandary, and the film revels in the campiness of familiar situations for maximum comedic effect. To wit, the plot features a bunch of cheese-addled horn-dog students who go traipsing into the woods like so much machete fodder, and it’s up to Laquita Johnson (played by the outstanding Tamiko Robinson Steele, who recently starred in Nashville Rep’s production of A Raisin in the Sun opposite Eddie George) to save them from the terrors that await. You’ve got your choice of screenings for the film’s world premiere on Monday: Come early for the Fancy Screening, complete with (bloody) red carpet, photo ops and a talkback, or come late for the Rowdy Screening, which promises Rocky Horror-style audience participation. STEPHEN TRAGESER, Nashville Scene