Here's a spoiler-filled breakdown of what exactly happens in "Antebellum" — and why some people aren't happy with the film. | Telling repetitive and graphic tales of the horrors of slavery does not, in fact, actively satisfy any real moral imperative. Image sources (in order of posting): Matt Kennedy, Lionsgate, Privacy Policy / Advertise I have extensively written about all of said subjects for the last 11 years. I don't know how comfortable you are with ~spooky things~ but it's safe to say I'll be sleeping with the hallway light on tonight. SPOILER ALERT: Do not read if you ... “Antebellum” is meant to be more than simply a “timely” tale. Successful author Veronica Henley (Janelle Monáe) finds herself trapped in a horrifying reality that forces her to confront the past, present and future - before it's too late. Last chance to turn back before we spoil everything in this movie. Successful author Veronica Henley finds herself trapped in a horrifying reality and must uncover the mind-bending mystery before it's too late. Over the course of the trailer, text phrases read "If it chooses you... nothing can save you." Veronica and others have failed to escape, but after a young woman named Julia hangs herself after suffering a miscarriage brought on by one of the soldiers, Veronica decides enough is enough and that they will escape that night. She begs to be killed instead of returned to the antebellum, and Jasper obliges her by shooting her in the head. During the night, an unseen man (implied to be Jasper) watches the women all night until he sends a vodka cranberry to Dawn. Denton's daughter Elizabeth chases after Veronica and tries to kill her herself, but Veronica lassoes a noose around Elizabeth and drags her body by horseback until she hits her head and breaks her neck. “Until we can get to this place, where we can build a more equitable foundation for everybody, which means that we need to stop lying about the past, we need to stop lying to ourselves about the past.”, “We need to confront it. Two young soldiers, Purcell (T.C. Also, somehow, Janelle was either reincarnated, or related to someone who present at the plantation. Author and activist Veronica Henley is kidnapped along with other black people to a Civil War re-enactment park called Antebellum, where corrupt and racist Senator Blake Denton is keeping them as slaves to preserve the confederate way of life. They try to make it to the cabin, but Denton attacks the two of them. It’s preaching to the choir and the song is someone scratching a chalkboard on a loop. The biggest twist in 'Antebellum' comes towards the end of the movie.