American Refugee Trailer Has Black Family Discovering Their Host to Be Dangerous

Derek Luke in American Refugee

Derek Luke in American Refugee

In the midst of chaos, any helping hand may be appreciated. In the circumstance of one black family, it appears they may have jumped out of a frying pan and into the fire in the film American Refugee.

The film stars Erika Alexander (Get Out, Living Single), Derek Luke (Antwone Fisher, Glory Road), Sam Trammell (True Blood, The Fault in Our Stars), Zamani Wilder (Sacred Lies, Brockmire), Jessi Case (Mother’s Day, Into the Dark), Vince Mattis (The Dirt, Halloween), Charity Jordan (The Underground Railroad, Z: The Beginning of Everything), and Peyton Jackson (First Christmas, Nobody’s Fool). Ali LeRoi directed the movie from the screenplay written by Allison Buckmelter and Nicholas Buckmelter.

Here is the official synopsis of American Refugee:

In the midst of societal collapse, Greg and Helen Taylor (Derek Luke, Erika Alexander) are faced with protecting their family from the anarchy of the outside world. As a last resort, the family takes shelter in a neighbor’s bunker where their fate lies in the hands of the family patriarch (Sam Trammell), a survivalist, whose mercy lasts only as long as they prove themselves useful. Supplies are scarce, and when tensions rise, no one knows who can really be trusted.

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As a Blumhouse Productions film, American Refugee appears to be another version of its famous The Purge franchise in the genre of survivalist horror. Of course, it centers on two families hunkered down in the countryside while outside invaders try to break in for food and anything useful. The real danger lies within themselves.

American Refugee premieres on EPIX and is available for digital purchase via Paramount Home Entertainment on December 10.

Watch the trailer for American Refugee below. Let us know what you think of the trailer.

Source: EPIX, Paramount Home Entertainment

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