Hulu’s “Bad Hair” Trailer Freaks Me Out More Than Lovecraft Country Does! Am I Still Gonna Watch It? Yup! Clearly I’m Crazy!

by Shaye Wyllie
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Listen, y’all need to just gon’ and pray for me now! I get that it’s October and Halloween is right around the corner, but it’s also 2020 and my nerves are already shot dead! Yet, my foolish ass just watched the new movie trailer for Hulu’s Black Horror film “Bad Hair” coming out in a few days and all those images of Topsy from episode 8 of Lovecraft Country I FINALLY wiped out of my head, have now been replaced with images of my hair trying to kill me? Jeezus take the wheel TAH DAY!

What makes this SO bad though, is that my hair is super long and I literally can’t sleep with it down, or it’ll definitely choke my ass out as I twist and turn to get comfortable in bed.

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So the fact that Justin Simien’s crazy ass decided to turn hair into a monster, is not only scaring TF outta me right now, but it’s also got me wondering … how you know our hair tryna kill us sir? Who put you on?!

But honestly, it doesn’t even matter! This concept about a “killer” weave actually tryna kill somebody is dope AF! Hell, it’s ’bout as dope as this damn cast lineup honestly.

Justin said let me not only give you a dope ass concept that you can relate too in some way shape or form, let me also throw some humor in that shit! Oh and let me add in a killer Black cast to go with that killer weave.

Bad Hair stars Elle Lorraine, Vanessa Williams, Lena Waithe, Laverne Cox, Jay Pharoah, Kelly Rowland, Blair Underwood, James Van Der Beek, and Usher! Like come on now!

So now y’all are coming up dope ideas and concepts for horror films with Black leads and casts and making me WANT to watch horror films and shit? WHY?! What’s wrong with y’all? Why would y’all do this to me? Don’t y’all love me? Or did you forget? You probably just forgot, so let me say it again …


When I said I was gon’ write about everything with a Black cast this year, that was not an invitation to go make relatable Black horror movies! I don’t want this!

Take this shit back sir! MY GOOD SIR, TAKE THIS SHIT BACK! Put the idea back into your little head, and keep it there. Ugh!

I’m so annoyed at myself AND at Justin right now. The concept itself is just too dope not to watch it play out. And after watching the Bad Hair movie trailer, I really actually wanna see this! Like … *rolls eyes* … fine! Oh and it also gives me hella Jordan Peele vibes for some reason? Maybe it’s just the concept idea and how out of box it is? Either way, Justin Simien also created ‘Dear White People’ which is a favorite of mine so I can’t wait to see Bad Hair!

Watch the Bad Hair movie trailer below

More About Bad Hair

In this horror satire set in 1989, BAD HAIR follows an ambitious young woman (Elle Lorraine) who gets a weave in order to succeed in the image-obsessed world of music television. However, her flourishing career comes at a great cost when she realizes that her new hair may have a mind of its own.

BAD HAIR is written and directed by Justin Simien. Simien also serves as a producer alongside Julia Lebedev, Angel Lopez, and Eddie Vaisman. Executive Producers include Leonid Lebedev, Oren Moverman, and Alex G. Scott. The film is produced by Sight Unseen in association with Culture Machine.

Bad Hair will premiere on October 23rd on Hulu. You gon’ watch it or nah?

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