Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror
Directed by Xavier Burgin
Delving into a century of genre films that by turns utilized, caricatured, exploited, sidelined, and finally embraced them, Horror Noire traces the untold history of Black Americans in Hollywood through their connection to the horror genre. Adapting Robin Means Coleman’s seminal book, HORROR NOIRE will present the living and the dead, using new and archival interviews from scholars and creators; the voices who survived the genre’s past trends, to those shaping its future. A SHUDDER ORIGINAL.
HORROR NOIRE traces an untold history of Black Americans through their connection to the horror film genre.
Cast: Jordan Peele, Tananarive Due, Tony Todd, Ken Foree
Great doc, covers a lot of eras and themes. I encourage people to look into more horror noire (and related) content!
Interesting movie spot-lighting movies, actors and characters within the genre. The first the 40 mins are excellent and I feel the history side of the movie is where it really shines. Sadly as gets closer to the end, it swerves into laziness that is at best "skin deep" on the modern racial climate, which sells short an interesting thought provoking doc. Worth watching but should and could have been better.
Wonderful documentary. Speaks to EVERY Black horror movie fan.
Wonderful documentary. Speaks to EVERY Black