Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror

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

Member Reviews

SO GOOD! Such an insightful doco, I've now got a whole new list of movies to see. This should be essential viewing for horror buffs everywhere! Would love to see similar documentaries with commentary on horror films from other cultures as well, for example East Asian/Korean horror, particularly in lieu of the success of things like Parasite, Squid Game, Train to Busan etc.

ghoulfriendly
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1 week ago

Perfect doc. 10/10 fricheks

Frichek
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2 weeks ago

Thought there was a lot of ignorance in this. Loved the bit about King Kong obviously being a metaphor for the fear of the black man. Ah. No. He was a giant ape in the novella King Kong written in 1932 about an island cut off from time where prehistoric and giant creatures still lived including a giant spider a giant octopus and a giant ape.

pandabear
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3 weeks ago

That was stunning and I now have a few movies I need to watch. Thank you for making this.

HassanAW
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3 weeks ago

I've got a lot of movies to add to my list! This was so educational and heartfelt.

Dira
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4 weeks ago