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Hip-Hop-Themed Horror from Spike Lee Gonna ‘Kill You’

Produced by Spike Lee, Neil Carter, Mike Ellis, Charlie Zalben and Michael Pinckney, You’re Nobody ’til Somebody Kills You is a new horror film written and directed by Michael A. Pinckney.

It’s described as an “action-packed and gritty story of two New York City homicide detectives that are forced into the high-stakes world of the hip hop industry. A complex web of murder, sex, money and music unfolds as the homicide detectives track a serial killer with an appetite for some of hip hop’s biggest stars.

You’ll find more info at the film’s official Facebook. Read inside for a long synopsis.
Detective Charles Johnson a twenty-seven year veteran of the New York City Police force is on the heals of retirement when a killer strikes. The murders are not random acts of violence however; they’re by the hands of a serial killer whose victims happen to be some of the Rap industry’s biggest stars.

In an effort to catch the killer, Joseph Francelli, a young and hip detective from the special divisions is brought onto the case to assist Detective Johnson in protecting Manchild, a rising star, struggling with the decline of hip hop, causing him to re-evaluate his life.

The film concludes with the detectives bringing the killer to justice in this urban thriller with an unexpected twist at the end, in true Hitchcockian grandeur.



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