Black Mantis (2007) is a fake grindhouse trailer starring [and directed by?] Malik Stalbert. Submitted for a contest sponsored by the South by Southwest (SXSW) Film Festival to promote the 2007 release of Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino’s double feature Grindhouse.
The Navy didn’t want him! The Army couldn’t handle him! Black Mantis! He came home to find his family had been slaughtered! Now it’s payback time! Black Mantis! Trained in a secret Vietnamese martial art! His hands and feet are deadly weapons! And his rage is as dark as his skin! Black Mantis! Men fear him! Women can’t resist him! Featuring Chastity Snow! And WWFC sensation Razorblade Rita takes on the Mantis in a knock-down, drag-out fight to the death! James Joe Jackson Muhammad Abdul Hassan Jr. III is… Black Mantis!
Not rated. 2:09 run time. Watch the film here …
Watch Black Mantis in HD (here).
My thoughts… Black Mantis is blaxsploitation meets Shaw Brothers! Black Mantis is one bad mo-fo! I love the fight with Razorblade Rita!
Read my post about the SXSW Grindhouse 101 trailer contest on MHE (here).