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Robin Givens, Columbus Short & Lynn Whitfield Star in New Installment of Horror Anthology ‘Fear Files’ (Trailer)

Robin Givens, Columbus Short & Lynn Whitfield Star in New Installment of Horror Anthology 'Fear Files' (Trailer)

Like BET, I’m encouraged by the original programming push TV One is seemingly invested in. Nothing great is built overnight, so I’m looking forward to seeing where all this investment leads. I also really appreciate the exploration of other genres, like horror in this specific case.

Robin Givens, Columbus Short and Lynn Whitfield headline TV One’s next installment of its horror anthology, “Fear Files” (formerly “Fright Night Files”) with 3 new terrifying tales of love, revenge and murder, on Friday, March 13 at 8PM/ET. 

The new trilogy picks up where the first airing left off, by revisiting “For the Love of Lockwood,” with its sequel “For the Love of Lockwood Too,” and introducing 2 new stories, “Mama’s Boy” and “Fire.”

Shot on location in Atlanta, “Fear Files” represents the second project executive produced by Radio One Founder and Chairperson, Cathy Hughes and Executive Vice President of Special Projects, Susan Banks. Russ Parr also returns to direct and produce via his Up To Parr Productions.

“Buoyed by the positive viewer and social media response to the inaugural airing, we are pleased to be able to deliver another installment of this compelling and entertaining series,” said Ms. Hughes. “Delving deeper into the horror genre helps fulfill TV One’s mission of super-serving the Black audience with a wide variety of programming genres reflecting the diversity of content Black viewers want to see.”

“Fear Files'” ensemble cast also includes Nadine Ellis, Eva Marcille, Clifton Powell, Sean Blakemore, Erica Hubbard, Mel Jackson, and Mishon Ratliff.

The trilogy event will feature the following stories:

1 – “For The Love of Lockwood Too,” starring Nadine Ellis, Sean Blakemore, Eva Marcille and Lynn Whitfield.

Lockwood Masters (Blakemore) is back and has another victim in his sights, the beautiful Bianca Wayne (Ellis). After a love potion overdose from Madam Mabry (Whitfield), Lockwood cannot help but devour the women he falls in love with. When Lockwood’s first wife and victim Marla Peters (Marcille) makes a ghostly appearance, Lockwood is trapped between delusions and reality. Meanwhile, Bianca is battling her heart’s desire to fall for this charming man and, much like Marla, she too questions how far she’d go for the love of Lockwood.

2 – “Mama’s Boy,” starring Robin Givens, Clifton Powell, Mishon Ratliff and Malachi Malik.

Elaine Channing (Givens) is a loving mother with a terrifying secret. All of the men she becomes involved with are met with a tragic end.  Desperately, she fears her son is murdering her lovers.  In a bizarre twist, Elaine must decide how far she will go to protect her son.

3 – “Fire,” starring Columbus Short, Mel Jackson and Erica Hubbard.

When City Councilman Harvey Jordan (Short) unveils a plan to build a football stadium in a low income neighborhood, friction erupts within the community. After a lethal fire removes the last resident blocking his project, many begin to question if this death was in fact an accident, or has the Councilman’s ambition led to murder.  The truth begins to haunt him as a determined reporter, Kelisia Waters (Hubbard) will stop at nothing to get answers she desires.

Cathy Hughes and Susan Banks serve as Executive Producers for “Fear Files.” Russ Parr Directed and Executive Produced “Fire” and “Mama’s Boy,” and Mark Freiburger served as director on “For the Love of Lockwood Too.”

Eric Tomosunas, Keith Neal and David Eubanks served as Producers on the films. 

Craig Henry was Executive Producer in Charge of Production for TV One and D’Angela Proctor is the Executive Producer for the network.

Trailer below:

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