[Review] THE ANGRY BLACK GIRL AND HER MONSTER (2023, RLJE Films) A Magnificent Modern Prometheus

The Grue-Crew review THE ANGRY BLACK GIRL AND HER MONSTER (2023, RLJE Films) on Gruesome Magazine episode 444. Jeff Mohr from Decades of Horror: The Classic Era, Crystal Cleveland, the Livin6Dead6irl from Decades of Horror: 1980s, award-winning filmmaker Christopher G. Moore, lead news writer Dave Dreher, and Doc Rotten share their thoughts about this week’s frightening addition to streaming horror films.

Warning: possible spoilers after the initial impressions!


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.

  • Available available in Theaters on June 9, 2023 and on Demand and on Digital on June 23, 2023
  • Directed by: Bomani J. Story
  • Written by: Bomani J. Story
  • Cast: Chad L. Coleman, Laya DeLeon Hayes, Denzel Whitaker, Reilly Brooke Stith, Edem Atsu-Swanzy, Jeremy DeCarlos, Keith Holliday

Check out Joseph Perry’s review from the Boston Underground Film Festival here.


Doc Rotten
Editor-In-Chief / Founder / Podcast Producer at Horror News Radio
Doc Rotten is the founder of Gruesome Magazine. He is also a film critic for Gruesome Magazine and the podcast host & producer for Horror News Radio, Monster Movie Podcast, Decades of Horror: 1970s, The American Horror Story Fan Podcast and Hannibal Fan Podcast. He is also co-host of the Dracula podcast on TV TALK and is a contributing reviewer for HorrorNews.Net and Widescreen Warrior.

Doc a lifelong fan of horror films, sci-fi flicks and monster movies first discovering Universal Monsters and Planet of the Apes as a young child in the 1970's searching out every issue of Famous Monster of Filmland (and, later, Fangoria). Favorite films include Jaws, The Car, The Birds, The Tingler, Vampire Circus and The Exorcist. Still a huge fan of horror films from the 70s, Doc continues consuming horror films to this day for the site, for the podcasts and for the fun of it all.