A Year After HORROR NOIRE And The State Of Black Horror
A year ago, Shudder’s Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror trended on Twitter on the night of its red carpet premiere, which brought out Hollywood’s horror royalty: icons Tony Todd (Candyman), Rachel True (The Craft), Rusty Cundieff (Tales from the Hood), Ken Foree (Dawn of the Dead), Ernest Dickerson (Demon Knight), Keith David (The Thing) and others who appeared in the documentary, alongside original Candyman director Bernard Rose, actress Heather Langencamp (A Nightmare on Elm Street) and all manner of horror heads in a feel-good event I’m still smiling about.
The HORROR NOIRE Syllabus
In February, we premiered our first original documentary, Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror, presenting a look at 100 years of cinema through the lens of African American depiction and participation in horror movies. It’s a fun, fascinating journey from The Birth of a Nation (which, for some, was undoubtedly a horror movie) through …