Stanfield has been making waves in the cinematic world ever since his breakout role in the 2013 film Short Term 12. It was actually filmmaker Destin Daniel Cretton's thesis project at San Diego State University. When Cretton decided to go the distance and evolve his thesis project into a feature-length film, he reached out to Stanfield again to reprise his role. Stanfield was even nominated for an Independent Spirit Award.
It turns out Stanfield is no stranger to the horror genre.